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Hydrogen Kit in Schools

Murihiku Regeneration’s He Ao Hou programme is introducing Hydrogen Kits to kura for a green energy future. Organisers say this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce an innovative technology to the children. “We are encouraging our young people to start seeing the changes that are coming for the future,” says Ivan Hodgetts, Kaiwhakahaere o Te…

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Megan Pōtiki takes leadership role at Te Pūkenga

Kāi Tahu academic Megan Pōtiki has been appointed regional co-lead for Te Pūkenga’s Region 4, which spans the Kāi Tahu takiwā. Te Pūkenga is the new education provider, which merged 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and 11 transitional industry training organisations. It is required to operate in a way that allows it to develop…

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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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Connecting Ngāi Tahu whānau to grow our iwi capability

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is proud to announce the launch of Te Pou Here – an exciting new tool to grow iwi capability and lift the horizon of opportunity for whānau members – wherever you are in the world. Te Pou Here refers to the mooring post and stems from “te pou here takata,…

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Rakiura Deed – 1864

The Rakiura (Stewart Island) Deed of Purchase was signed at Awarua (Bluff) on 29 June, 1864 by 34 Ngāi Tahu signatories. It gave ownership of Rakiura to the Queen, together with “all the large islands and all the small islands adjacent.” This was the last of the major land purchases in Te Waipounamu. The price…

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Kemp’s Deed, 1848

The Canterbury Purchase, commonly referred to as Kemp’s Deed, was signed by a group of Ngāi Tahu chiefs on board the HM Sloop Fly in Akaroa Harbour on 12 June, 1848. It was the largest of all the Crown purchases from Ngāi Tahu and the least carefully transacted. In 1848, Henry Tacy Kemp, acting on…

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