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Arowhenua open new Te Hapa o Niu Tireni

A huge crowd of over 500 Ngāi Tahu ki Arowhenua whānau and invited guests gathered for the opening of the new Kāti Huirapa whare, Te Hapa o Niu Tireni on Saturday 12 November, despite the drizzling rain and cold conditions. The $3.3 million, state-of-the-art complex has been under construction for 10 months and fundraising and…

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Michael Skerrett retires

After twenty years in his role as Kaupapa Taiao manager at Te Ao Marama Inc, Michael Skerrett retired in September leaving an enviable legacy. Michael (Ngāi Tahu – Waihōpai), was involved in setting up a Southland model that has ensured iwi views are a strong and valued part of council decision-making, and that remains one…

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 Final inscribed panel placed on front of Memorial Wall

The final inscribed marble panel on the front of the Memorial Wall has been placed. The Memorial Wall forms part of the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, a space on the banks of the Ōtākaro/Avon River where people can reflect on the events that changed Canterbury forever – paying respect to the 185 people who lost…

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Making the Connection

As part of its new Making the Connection strategy and in recognition of long service, Ngāi Tahu Tourism has gifted 330 pounamu toki to staff who have worked at least 500 hours for the organisation. Presentation ceremonies have been held at the Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses throughout the country, with Ngāi Tahu kaumātua present to…

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Ngāi Tahu taonga showcased in Akaroa

A new exhibition has just opened at Akaroa Museum portraying the history of Banks Peninsula. Helen Brown, Senior Researcher – Archives, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, says the exhibition showcases a number of Ngāi Tahu taonga collected by Louis Vangioni. “Louis was a Pākehā collector in the early 20th Century who had close relationships with…

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Hui-ā-Tau 2016

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2016, which will be held at Koukourārata Marae, on Saturday, 19 November starting at 9.30am. This is a great chance to catch up with whānau and to hear first-hand from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu about the achievements…

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Understanding the Marae Development Fund

In 2011, the Marae Development Fund was created by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to support the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga with their aspirations around marae development. Jennifer Walsh, who is the Programme Leader for the Ngāi Tahu Funds, says the idea of the Marae Development Fund came from Papatipu Rūnanga when they recognised marae development…

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Mahinga Kai funding applications increase.

The Ngāi Tahu Fund has $5,000 available to each of the eighteen Papatipu Rūnanga through its Mahinga Kai Enhancement Fund for creating  planned activities around mahinga kai projects. Senior Funds Advisor Helen Thoms says that having clarity around Papatipu Rūnanga planned activities for mahinga kai can help the fund plan for future funding needs. The…

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Kia Kūrapa ki Tuahiwi

E te huka pikoko ki tō tātou reo, he mihi tēnei ki a koutou i tae tawhiti mai, i tae tata mai ki tō tātou wānaka, arā, Kia Kūrapa.  Ahakoa kā taero o Tūtekoropaka, kia kaha rā.  Tūwhitia te hopo! Okea ururoatia! Another successful Kia Kūrapa was held at Tuahiwi over the weekend. For Gina-Lee Duncan…

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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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