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Ngāi Tahu Fund Stories

Fusion Dance Crew

The latest Fusion Dance Crew wānanga on the West Coast. Several times a year during school holidays Ngāti Waewae tamariki learn dance moves under the fierce eye of Chantal Tumahai. The wānanga are sponsored by the Ngāi Tahu Fund. This video was created by Sampson Karst.

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Taiaha wānanga changing lives

Over 70 young men gathered at Tuahiwi Marae recently for a taiaha wānanga run by the Tū Toka Tū Ariki Trust. A regular participant, Adrian Boardman (Ngāi Tahu – Irakehu), says the wānanga are the best thing youth and fathers can do. “Being a good father is the most important job you can have. I’m…

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Rock art hīkoi

Hundreds of Māori rock art sites have been found scattered all over the Ngāi Tahu takiwā, from Bluff to Kaikōura, and archeologists continue to find more. Last weekend a rōpū of Ngāi Tahu artists went on a hīkoi to visit some of the South Canterbury rock art sites. Ross Hemera (Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha, Ngāti Mamoe),…

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Ngāi Tahu Cultural Summit 2012

In March 2012 the Ngāi Tahu Fund Committee held the second ever Ngāi Tahu Cultural Summit at Puketeraki Marae. The purpose of this hui was to allow for reflection and feedback 6 years post the establishment of the Ngāi Tahu Fund to see if the Fund was having an impact strategically in revitalising our Ngāi…

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