Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

5th July 2019
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Significant landmark for one of country’s biggest national parks

A large pou whenua has been unveiled in Kahurangi National Park at a blessing ceremony today. Pou whenua, or land posts, are used to mark territorial boundaries and areas of significance to tangata whenua. The blessing was attended by approximately 50 people, including Minister of Conservation and Land Information Hon Eugenie Sage, and representatives of…

28th June 2019
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Announcement of Relativity payment

Tēnā koutou katoa, i runga i a Matariki kua tau nei, he kōrero whakahirahira e whai ake nei e ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki – Aoraki matatū! I am pleased to announce that the Crown has made a payment to Ngāi Tahu as a result of our Relativity Mechanism. The payment is for $1.2 million,…

8th April 2019
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Time to rewire vocational education in Aotearoa

The current vocational education review is an opportunity to address the long-standing inequities in our education system for Māori, says Executive Director of Tokona Te Raki Māori Futures Collective, Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena. “One-third of all working age Māori leave school with no qualifications, disillusioned by an education system that leaves them feeling isolated and unable…

27th March 2019
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Unity the focus of National Remembrance Service

Local and international artists, communities around New Zealand and across the world will come together on Friday for the National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it. The Remembrance Service, Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, will be held in North Hagley Park starting at…

21st March 2019
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Official call to prayer event announced

All New Zealanders will be invited to join a call to prayer tomorrow (22 March) as a show of support for the Muslim community. An official call to prayer event will take place from 1pm at Hagley Park, across from the Al Noor Masjid on Deans Avenue in Ōtautahi. The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda…

20th March 2019
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Māori community of Ōtautahi assists with burial process for victims

Representatives of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tūāhuriri met today with Māori community leaders of Ōtautahi/Christchurch, as they continue to assist the Muslim community following the tragic events of Friday, 15 March. Dr Te Maire Tau, Ūpoko of Ngāi Tūāhuriri (mana whenua for Ōtautahi/Christchurch), says the Māori community is committed to supporting the…

16th March 2019
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Ngāi Tahu offers heartfelt support to Muslim community

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has expressed strong support for the Muslim community following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Ōtautahi. “He aituā nui, he parekura nui. Auē, taukuri e! E ngā mate tāruru nui, ngā mate o tēnei riri tūkino tangata, moe mai, moe mai rā koutou i roto i te aroha o…

6th February 2019
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōnuku marae

Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōnuku Marae Waitangi Day commemorations at Ōnuku Marae in Akaroa were centred on partnership and connection. Large crowds were welcomed to Ōnuku Marae for the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival this morning, including Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Hon. Lianne Dalziel Mayor…

28th January 2019
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Descendants of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa visit tallest mountain in Aotearoa

Two sons of famed mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa have just visited New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook, where they were hosted by Ngāi Tahu. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa famously accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Growing up with the legacy of this remarkable achievement, Everest and the Himalaya…

29th November 2018
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Ngāti Waewae focused on future growth for the Coast

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae welcomes today’s announcement about funding for development of the Dolomite Point (Punakaiki) Redevelopment Project (DPRP). The Provincial Growth Fund has announced a commitment of $25.6M in funding for the project at Punakaiki on the West Coast. “Dolomite Point, or Punakaiki, is one of New Zealand’s most visited spots with more…