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9th November 2020
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Ngāi Tahu releases annual financial results

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today released its annual report for the financial year ended 30 June 2020, outlining the significant impacts of COVID-19, and particularly the border closure, on Ngāi Tahu Holdings’ businesses. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chair Mark Tume says: “We have not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 response and like…

2nd November 2020
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Ngāi Tahu takes court action to protect South Island lakes and rivers

Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court at Christchurch seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over the freshwater in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā (area). Its statement of claim is to address the ongoing degradation of awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) caused by environmental mismanagement. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says: “For generations we…

2nd November 2020
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Countdown to kick-off of All Blacks Experience – 1 month to go

The finishing touches are being put on the All Blacks Experience, with just one month to go until the newest tourist attraction in Aotearoa opens on 2 December. The All Blacks Experience is a fully guided, state-of-the-art, interactive showcase of the All Blacks, Black Ferns, and all our national rugby teams in black. Located in…

29th October 2020
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Mount John Summit Experience reopening welcome news for Takapō

From today, New Zealanders will have another reason to visit Takapō, with the reopening of Dark Sky Project’s popular Mount John Summit Experience. The experience was one of the attractions to be paused in March due to the significant impacts of Covid-19, including the closure of international borders. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio…

22nd October 2020
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West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngāi Tahu break new ground

The West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngāi Tahu are embarking on a significant milestone with New Zealand’s first signing of a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe – Iwi Participation Agreement. The agreement, with an overarching Paetae Kotahitanga ki Te Tai Poutini – Partnership Protocol, is a collaboration between representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae,…

19th October 2020
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Introducing the Tumu Taiao – mana whenua experts for the Canterbury Regional Council

Anei kau ana te reo maioha o Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu me te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha i ruka i te ekeka mai o Iaean Cranwell rāua ko Yvette Couch-Lewis hai Tumu Taiao – Mana Whenua Experts – ki te pae Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha. Environment Canterbury and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are…

2nd October 2020
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Bloomfield’s namesake arrives just in time for Save Kiwi Month

Newly hatched kiwi chick Bloom has a rare white patch and has arrived in time to celebrate the start of Save Kiwi Month. The name was drawn at random on TVNZ’s Breakfast show this morning and is a tribute to Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Bloom hatched at Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery on Tuesday…

28th September 2020
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Pidge the oldest kererū returns to his nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed up at the National Kiwi Hatchery in the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex in Rotorua late last month. It was spotted on the ground nibbling a tree sapling and oblivious to the noise…

24th September 2020
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Help! Our first chick of the season needs a name

The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua is celebrating the hatching of its first chick of the 2020 season – and its kaimahi (staff) are calling for help from the public to name the little taonga. After incubating for about 78 days, the 338-gram kiwi hatched on Monday 21 September and emerged with one white eyebrow,…

18th September 2020
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Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season. The hatchery will reopen – with adjusted operating hours and tour times to accommodate the domestic market – on Saturday 26 September thanks to funding…