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This splendid book came from an agreement between the publishers in early 2017 to produce a book of Ngāi Tahu biographies to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the tribe’s Te Tiriti settlement. The editors acknowledge it was a difficult task to select the 50 people whose stories would feature in the first volume, leading to some omissions that will no doubt be rectified by subsequent volumes.

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Aukaha
Out To Sea

This short story by James MacTaggart (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae) was runner up in the NZ Writers College Competition 2015.

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He Tangata
Tui Cadigan

Tui Cadigan is Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa – the National Catholic Māori Council advisory to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, and a director on Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio Ltd.

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Launch of Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour

An aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has been launched. Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour is the result of a commitment made by Environment Canterbury, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company under the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan 2015 to…

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Isobel lands inaugural Te Rokohira Scholarship

  Isobel Prasad (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huikai) is the inaugural recipient of the Te Rokohira Scholarship, a new and exciting scholarship launched late last year for Ngāi Tahu whānui who have a passion for broadcast journalism. Isobel, who is 18 years old and former Head Girl at Burnside High School, has received a full scholarship…

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Mark Tume appointed chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has announced the appointment of Mark Tume (Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) as chair of the board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited. The chair appointment is for a three year term and is effective from August 1, 2018. We are thrilled to have someone of…

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Coveted festival selection for Ngāi Tahu Artists web series

Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu, the eight-episode web series exploring the practice and success of a group of talented Ngāi Tahu artists, has been selected to screen at two coveted film festivals – Māoriland 2018 and the Vancouver Web Fest. The series, created and produced by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and funded by Te…

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Rāpaki open new wharekai

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) are pleased to open their new wharekai (dining room and kitchen). The wharekai was opened by whānau and community members on 6 February 2018. Rāpaki is a historical kainga for Ngāi Tahu settled 400 years ago by Te Raki Whakaputa who came ashore, laid his waist-mat (Rāpaki) down on…

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He Aitua – Kukupa Harakore Tirikatene

Ko taku pehe ki te waha Ka turutu Ka turutu Ka whakaroko pīkari aku tarika Ki te whakaō He aua noa! Kei whea rā te waha o Tāne? Kū mai te ao! Kei whea rā taku manu tāiko I noho i te pae? Kū mai te pō! Ko Tāwera kē tērā te kaikawe kōrero “E…

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