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Reaching the top

Just eleven months after the Christchurch Central Police Station was imploded, the new King Edward Barracks development is rising from the rubble. During the last week of April, Hawkins Construction reached a significant milestone by completing the top floor of the new building that sits on the old Police site at 48 Hereford Street. They…

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Riding high

Otago University student Timothy Rogers is ‘riding high’ on entrepreneurial success, as his pedal-powered passenger taxi business, Tim’s Tuk-Tuk takes off. Timothy (Ngāi Tahu – Waihōpai, Ōtākou, Waitaha), established his unique Dunedin operation in July 2015. The idea came after he got a ride on a similar service in central Auckland with friends. He instantly…

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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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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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Chief Financial Officer of the Year

  Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Financial Officer Allan Hickford has been named EY Chief Financial Officer of the Year for the important role he has had in helping the iwi become the first in New Zealand to surpass $1-billion in assets. During Allan’s seven-year  tenure, he has helped select new investments for the iwi and…

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Top CFO finalists announced

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Allan Hickford has been helping to select new investments for the iwi for the past 7 years. He has just been announced as a finalist for New Zealand’s top CFO award, along with two other finalists. Allan says the shortlisting helps to draw attention to the well regarded…

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Hui-ā-Tau 2014

Ngāi Tahu whānui have been challenged to think out to 2050 at today’s Hui-ā-Tau. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, says that post-Settlement the iwi had prepared a robust vision to take it to 2025 but that was now only ten years away and the time had come to start thinking beyond…

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2014 Annual Report

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced another strong year-end result, with an increase in net worth in excess of $1b enabling the iwi to lift its annual distribution to a new high.

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