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Maui Brennan

Maui Brennan (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tūāhuriri) grew up in Ōtautahi in a bicultural household. Being of Italian and Māori whānau, Maui appreciates not only the similarities between his two cultures, but also the strong sense of identity that has blossomed from his upbringing.

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He mana tō te ikoa – The mana carried within a name

A Ngāi Tahu academic says Māori are the lead experts in the history of Māori place names in Te Waipounamu. Dr Matiu Payne has responded to a recent letter published in the Akaroa Mail that he says is a misinformed opinion about Horomaka, an area of special significance for his iwi.

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Professor Poia Rewi prepared for new challenge

University of Otago Professor Poia Rewi says he’s ready for the challenges ahead in his new role as chief executive of Te Mātāwai. The staunch reo advocate spoke to Tahu News about his new role and the years he’s spent working with Ngāi Tahu.

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He waka eke noa – Haeata waiata a hit with the community

Hoea tō koutou nā waka Kōmanawa! Haeata kaiako Antonio Toetoe spearheaded a waiata project on behalf of his Kōmanawa whānau of kaiako and tamariki. The result – an awesome waiata and new music opportunities for the Kōmanawa whānau to explore. Ko Henare Te Aika-Puanaki te kaikawe kōrero.

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Disappointment over cancelled Waitaha haka competition

One of the most seasoned haka performers in Te Waipounamu is disappointed that the regional Waitaha kapa haka competition has been cancelled. Tihi Puanaki spoke to Tahu News following this announcement, which will see the three qualifying teams from Te Matatini 2019 represent their rohe again on the national stage in 2021. Tawhiri Rūrū with…

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New fishing rules for the Whakaraupō Mātaitai

A south island hapū are celebrating a new bylaw that will limit fishing within the Whakaraupō Mātaitai reserve. Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke say the decision from the Ministry of Fisheries is crucial to safeguarding the local fisheries. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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