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Maunga atua

It is a haerenga to bring Moeraki stories to life, and to ensure that those on the Moeraki paepae know what they are talking about. Sometimes the haerenga, which happens every few years, from the mountains to the sea. This time, the Moeraki rōpū is travelling from the coast to the mountains. Along the way they hear the whakapapa of the Waitaki Valley, and the importance of the Waitaki awa to Moeraki. They pass through the landscape as the kōrero comes to life. It is much more powerful this way, experiencing the kōrero among the majesty and power of the whenua, rather than listening to the stories at a wānanga.

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Beneath the cloak of Aoraki

Each year Alpine Recreation takes four Ngāi Tahu whānui on the Ball Pass Guided Hike free, to learn basic alpine skills, climb high into the Alps, stand close to Aoraki and look upon his face.

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Using nohoanga

Nohoanga provides all Ngāi Tahu with an opportunity to experience the landscape as their tipuna did, and to rekindle the traditional practices of gathering food and other natural resources. The term ‘nohoanga’ (literally meaning a place to sit) traditionally refers to the seasonal occupation sites which were an integral part of the mobile lifestyle of…

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Understanding Aoraki

Aoraki Bound alumni reach new heights.
From a distance Aoraki is a quiet stunning vista. Close up, the sound of avalanches rumble through the valley, and sightseeing helicopters and planes fly above. And as you get closer, the ridges of Aoraki get steeper and his boulders get bigger.

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24th November 2010
Posted under: Pānui

New Cultural Tourism Centre Showcase For Ancient Art Form

24 November Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Centre, an interactive tourism attraction housing the largest and most significant collection of Māori rock art in the world, will be officially opened at a special ceremony to be held in Timaru on Friday 10 December. The event to be attended by some 200 invited guests including…

16th March 2010
Posted under: Pānui

Milestone for Aoraki Bound

16 March Aoraki Bound completes its 10th course this Friday 19 March and celebrates the success of more than 100 graduates, including aspiring Ngāi Tahu future leaders. Aoraki Bound is a 20 day cultural and personal development programme, combining Ngāi Tahu cultural knowledge with the leadership and outdoor challenges of Outward Bound. Te Rūnanga o…