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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu road shows 2014

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are back on the road again, to meet and engage with whānau. This is an opportunity to discuss, share and receive feedback on the direction of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We also want to hear the aspirations and goals of whānau. The Ngāi Tahu Road Show team will include…

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From the CEO

Chief executive officer Arihia Bennett
Several weeks ago we welcomed the arrival of Frida Grace into our extended whānau. The build-up to Frida’s arrival has been a world journey for my niece, who deliberately chose to return to New Zealand so that her child would be born into an environment of whānau support.

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Arihia Bennet.
At Hui-ā-Iwi in November last year, kaumātua were treated to a delightful High Tea event hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Among the waiters was the kaiwhakahaere who donned an apron and displayed skills in tea pouring that could have landed him a job at The Ritz.

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From the CEO

This whirlwind tour of iwi, kāinga, whānau and individual-led tribal activities showed me that we are far from being a passive bunch. It emphasised that we are a vibrant, passionate and determined lot who want the best for our whānau in every which way you could imagine – phew!

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Hui ā Iwi 2012

With a new name and new look, Ngāi Tahu staged its inaugural Hui-ā-Iwi, attracting Ngāi Tahu whānau from all over Aotearoa. It was organised in response to consistent feedback that whānau wanted whanaungatanga – connecting and renewing relationships with each other – to be the focus for annual hui.

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From the CEO

I am at the start of a new chapter in my career and, although I like Madonna, I am not about to reinvent myself as I know I will need to draw on my past experiences to provide a baseline when making courageous leadership decisions.

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From the CEO

Congratulations to Ōtautahi, its people and its leaders for producing the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. This is another step forward that provides confidence and certainty. It also reflects the Ngāi Tahu voice, thanks to the hard work behind the scenes of mana whenua, Te Awheawhe Rū Whenua, staff and whānau.

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22nd August 2012
Posted under: Pānui

New Ngāi Tahu CEO appointed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has appointed Arihia Bennett MNZM (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou) to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon warmly welcomes Arihia to the position. “Arihia brings to the role an intimate understanding of our rūnanga, hapū and organisational structures, not to mention a wealth…