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7th February 2020
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōtākou Marae

Waitangi Day commemorations at Ōtākou Marae on the Ōtākou Peninsula have focused on the signatories who signed Te Tiriti on behalf of Ngāi Tahu in 1840. An estimated 300 people – including MPs, mayors and other community leaders from throughout Ōtākou and Murihiku – were welcomed onto the marae, which hosts the Ngāi Tahu Treaty…

5th February 2020
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The Crown must address rights and interests in freshwater

Ngāi Tahu shares the view of Iwi Chairs that the government needs to progress engagement with iwi, hapū and whānau on their rights and interests in freshwater. Our waterways are in crisis, says Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai at Waitangi. “At least 62% of Aotearoa’s surface water resources and 81% of total groundwater volume resides within the…

17th December 2019
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Kaiwhakahaere appointed to Climate Change Commission

Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Commission. The appointment was announced today in Te Whanganui-a-Tara by the Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw. The independent commission has been established after the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 came into force last month. The Act…

13th December 2019
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings appoints Chief Executive

Ngāi Tahu Holdings board member and former Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Pikiao) has been appointed Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. Ngāi Tahu Holdings chair Mark Tume made the announcement today (13 December 2019). Pohio will stand down as a Ngāi Tahu Holdings board member and start in…

14th November 2019
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Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Matakahi scholar Makayla Glancy (Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) will be joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as an intern over the 2019/2020 summer. This year, MFAT and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have partnered to enable a Matakahi scholar to intern at the Ministry alongside the Ministry’s Aorere interns….

25th October 2019
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Ngāi Tahu announces annual financial results

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today released the annual report of Ngāi Tahu Holdings for the financial year ended 30 June 2019 and has reported a net profit of $37.5 million. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says there was a lot to celebrate in the past year as the iwi has continued its focus on delivering social,…

16th October 2019
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Ngāi Tahu responds to vocational education legislation

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu urges the Crown to ensure that the Establishment Board of the newly formed Institute of Skills and Technology meets its Treaty obligations and addresses the statutory role of iwi as Treaty partners in redesigning the education system for the future. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says Ngāi Tahu must be engaged as…

9th October 2019
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Ngāi Tahu and Cora announce intern programme to bring the future of flight to Aotearoa

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today announced a new internship programme with New Zealand-based Zephyr Airworks, the operator of Cora, a self-flying air taxi. The internship programme is part of Te Pōkai Ao, an iwi initiative which puts young Ngāi Tahu on a path to become future leaders in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)…

4th October 2019
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Ngāi Tahu celebrates whānau standing in local body elections

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is throwing its support behind Ngāi Tahu whānau members standing in local body elections and encouraging everyone to vote by 12 October. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says the iwi knows of at least 15 Ngāi Tahu candidates in various election categories across New Zealand. “It is fantastic to see dedicated and…

23rd September 2019
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Ngāi Tahu and Air New Zealand formalise relationship

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Air New Zealand have signed a future-focused, strategic relationship agreement aimed at boosting economic growth in Te Waipounamu. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Chief Executive Officer Arihia Bennett says the agreement formalises a partnership that will deliver meaningful outcomes for the iwi and airline and is much more than…