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29th October 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Mount John Summit Experience reopening welcome news for Takapō

From today, New Zealanders will have another reason to visit Takapō, with the reopening of Dark Sky Project’s popular Mount John Summit Experience. The experience was one of the attractions to be paused in March due to the significant impacts of Covid-19, including the closure of international borders. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio…

7th August 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…

Written in the stars

The stars have aligned for Dark Sky Project, a bold new astro-tourism venture in Takapō. It’s the longstanding vision of the founders of Dark Sky Project’s predecessor Earth & Sky, Graeme Murray and Hide Ozawa, whose passion is to preserve and showcase the region’s famously dark skies. This purpose has new fulfilment through a joint venture with Ngāi Tahu Tourism.
The new building, named Rehua, boasts a multi-media indoor astronomy experience that combines science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy). A mana whenua working party ensured they were able to contribute to the project in a way that celebrated their time-honoured connection to Te Manahuna (the Mackenzie Basin).

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