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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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Rangatahi Māori focus of new online production

A group of Māori creatives have teamed up to make a special production that’s taking theatre to social media. Writer and director Hōhepa Waitoa had work lined up for his company Mahimahi Productions until the end of the year, but COVID-19 changed it all. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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Hemp business COVID-19 pains

He tipu mīharo te kōaka – e tipu, e rea. We catch up with Brendan McIntosh, co-owner of Plant Based NZ, about the miracle hemp plant and how the hemp business is managing during these tough times.

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Tourism get $400 million cash injection in 2020 budget

The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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