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Iwi housing project launched

  Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is delighted to announce the completion of its Addington housing project, which was launched today in Lincoln Road. The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes. Te Rūnanga…

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Dart River Jet wins Chinese International tourism Gold Award

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism businesses has won a major Chinese international tourism award. Queenstown-based Dart River Jet, part of the Ngāi Tourism portfolio, has won gold in the Product Innovation category at the CTW (Chinese Tourist Welcome) Awards, part of the China Outbound Tourism & Travel Market (COTTM) held last week in Beijing….

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Joint award for central-city design guide

A collaboration between Christchurch City Council, CERA and the Matapopore Charitable Trust (Matapopore) on behalf of Ngāi Tūāhuriri has been recognised with a prestigious award from the New Zealand Planning Institute. The jointly produced Streets and Spaces Design Guide, a 197-page benchmark document for urban regeneration in Christchurch, won the award for the 2016 “Strategic…

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State-of-the-art seafood processing plant opened in Bluff

In mid-April Ngāi Tahu Seafood officially opened a new purpose-built processing facility in Bluff. Officially opened by Tā Tipene O’Regan (Upoko of Awarua Rūnanga), the plant symbolises the return of Ngāi Tahu to the waterfront, this time as significant commercial players in the port.

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Pānui from Tā Mark Solomon

It will be clear to you and many others that the descendants of Kurī are facing a challenging time. It is extremely difficult to live within a community with the knowledge that some of your whānau have been the perpetrators of or victims of sexual abuse.

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ASEAN delegation visits Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

In April Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu hosted a delegation of 10 of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) most talented young diplomats on an inaugural ASEAN study tour. The delegates came from each of the 10 ASEAN countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. During their…

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Farm planting on target

  Despite the challenges of a harsh physical environment, Ngāi Tahu Farming is well on the way to achieving its goal of planting 1.5 million native plants across its Te Whenua Hou properties. Working in partnership the with Lincoln University Department of Ecology, Ngāi Tahu Farming is implementing a biodiversity plan drawn up by the…

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Kia Kūrapa ki Kaikōura

I huihui mai nei ngā tāngata nō Te Tai o Marokura kia whai i te reo o ō tātou tīpuna. Four generations – kaumātua, pākeke, rakatahi and tamariki – took part in Kia Kūrapa ki Kaikōura over the weekend. Rāwiri Manawatu (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Kurī), with the support of Kotahi Mano Kāika, organised this…

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Whenua Hou

Ngāi Tahu carver James York (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Rapuwai) is carving pou to be erected on Whenua Hou to honour the unique connection of Ngāi Tahu with the island. Nā Kahu Te Whaiti. Whenua Hou, an island north-west of Rakiura, was an important stopping point for muttonbirders travelling to the Tītī islands. In…

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