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12th November 2018
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Ngāi Tahu to formally partner with Oranga Tamariki

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today became the first iwi to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. Chief Executives Arihia Bennett (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) and Gráinne Moss (Oranga Tamariki) were in Wellington today for the signing. Ms Bennett said the partnership, which is two…

31st October 2018
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Ngāi Tahu supports continued representation on ECan

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu supports Environment Canterbury in its promotion of a local bill to Parliament. The Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill, if passed, would permit Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to appoint up to two members to the Regional Council. “We look forward to the introduction of the bill to the…

25th October 2018
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Strong focus on sustainability as Ngāi Tahu celebrates continued growth

South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu has reported another solid financial performance with a net profit of $150m for the financial year ended 30 June 2018. The profit generated by Ngāi Tahu Holdings, the commercial arm of the iwi, resulted in a direct distribution of $61m to the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, which…

12th October 2018
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Cultural treasure unveiled in central Ōtautahi

Today’s grand opening of Tūranga shows what can be achieved when local iwi play a lead role in city design. Ngāi Tūāhuriri – the local Ngāi Tahu hapū that is mana whenua for the city – heavily influenced the design and build of Tūranga. This was led by Matapopore Charitable Trust cultural advisors alongside Christchurch…

24th September 2018
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Ngāi Tahu hosts Chinese jade carving delegation in Te Waipounamu

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries were hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in Hokitika yesterday in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute. The Institute will bring together cultural exchanges and utilise the teaching of both Ngāi Tahu and Chinese…

17th May 2018
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Agreement reached

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Ngāti Wheke), Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata (Koukourārata), Ngāi Tahu Seafood Limited and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (the Ngāi Tahu parties) are pleased to announce a mediated agreement has been reached with the Lyttelton Port Company Limited (LPC) regarding the navigation channel deepening project. It is important to note that…

29th November 2016
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Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquake legislation

The Government today introduced the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Government has also indicated a third Bill, the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery Bill, will be introduced to the House on Thursday. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes the introduction of these Bills…

23rd August 2016
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Whakaraupō initiative

A new initiative to restore the health of Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō was launched today. The initiative will see five major players in the management of Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company – join forces to create an action…

3rd June 2016
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Something has to change

Te Puna Oranga in collaboration with Te Whare Hauora, Te Pūtahitanga, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and He Oranga Pounamu would like to invite you to consultation hui surrounding family harm/violence.  The purpose of these consultation hui is to seek new and improved ways to strengthen the capacity of support for whānau to prevent the impact of violence within…

14th May 2016
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings earns accolade

Ngāi Tahu Holdings (NTH) has taken out the award for Outstanding Business Leadership (Organisation) at the Aotearoa NZ Māori Business Leaders Awards 2016. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and success in business, and people and entities are honoured for their contributions to the advancement of Māori enterprise here and around the world. A number…