Posts Tagged ‘Bluff’

Kā Whare Māori ki Awarua: Bluff’s “Māori Houses”

“Far to the south in the town of Bluff … in difficult circumstances, a small Māori community descended from Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, and Waitaha tribes, combined to institute an assembly hall with a courtyard to serve as a centre for the practice of Māori songs and the entertainment of visitors.”

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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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Successful Bluff Oyster Festival

The Bluff Oyster and Food Festival gates opened on Saturday 23 May and more than 4,000 festival-goers checked out the delicious kaimoana (seafood) that was on offer. Ngāi Tahu Seafood were among a list of organisations that helped to sponsor this year’s event. A group of Ngāi Tahu Seafood, Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Te Rūnanga…

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Wind turbine for Te Rau Aroha Marae

Bluff’s Te Rau Aroha Marae is getting its very own wind turbine, thought to be a first for New Zealand. “We wanted to support (Awarua Synergy) and put our money where our mouth is”, Te Rūnaka o Awarua chairman Hana Morgan said. Owned by Te Rūnaka o Awarua, Awarua Synergy specialises in efficient energy solutions…

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A world history of Bluff

Ngāi Tahu historian Dr Michael Stevens believes his study of Bluff will reshape the way people think about the town’s place in the maritime world, New Zealand’s economic development, and race relations. Kaituhi Rob Tipa reports. Michael’s bonds with New Zealand’s southernmost com-mercial deepwater port date back six generations on two branches of his family, which…

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Marsden Grant for Ngāi Tahu academic

Dr Michael Stevens (Ngāi Tahu) of Bluff has returned to the town he grew up in to study its place in history. Michael, a lecturer in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago, was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s prestigious and highly competitive Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant worth…

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27th May 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Seafood supporting fishers at a grass roots level

Ngāi Tahu Seafood have set up a scholarship to help Ngāi Tahu fishers gain their Inshore Launch Masters tickets. The scholarship is run in partnership with Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and supported by Te Ohu Kai Moana,

Pots of gold

From the remote seas of Fiordland to the restaurants of China, kōura are at the heart of Ngāi Tahu Seafood’s operations. The thriving trade is also attracting a new generation of Ngāi Tahu fishers to the industry.

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1st February 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…