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This month Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu celebrates 17 years since settlement with the Crown. The governance approach over those years was to go hard on asset wealth creation, and today the tribe is financially anchored. The set-up of a new 18-member tribal council came with its teething problems, and like any new group there would be colourful moments along the way.

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Having applauded the innovative way Ngāti Waewae brought tradition to life through the wāhine mau rākau at the opening of Tūhuru Arahura Marae, I was taken aback to hear criticism of wāhine in these roles. I asked myself, “Is this really the 21st century?” as our history clearly shows wāhine took on these roles far earlier than this.

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Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett The year began with a festival of Māori performing arts as Christchurch hosted Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa. Leading up to the event I watched exponents weave the traditional stories of whakapapa and kōrero into an eloquent demonstration of kapa haka during practice sessions. Our…

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From the CEO

It is just over two years since I became chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and as I begin to prepare for Christmas, I am already thinking about 2015 and beyond.

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Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett Generation Rangatahi I was recently privileged to spend an intensive ‘bootcamp’ week for New Zealand CEOs at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in the United States. The programme was designed to extend business leaders in a way that could further stimulate and…

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Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett Whanaungatanga in action Twenty years ago our whānau made a deliberate move from the city to create an intergenerational home in Tuahiwi. We have seen three generations and now a fourth spending time together in the family home. As well as sharing all the living…

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