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COVID-19, Kaiwhakahaere update

In these unprecedented times, the health and wellbeing of our whānau members remains our top priority. We know that kaimahi from our papatipu rūnanga have been working hard to connect with whānau in their rohe to identify what support is required – particularly for our kaumātua and those with underlying conditions that place them at greater risk. With this in mind we have begun calling all registered kaumātua to check in on them.

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5th February 2020
Posted under: Pānui

The Crown must address rights and interests in freshwater

Ngāi Tahu shares the view of Iwi Chairs that the government needs to progress engagement with iwi, hapū and whānau on their rights and interests in freshwater. Our waterways are in crisis, says Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai at Waitangi. “At least 62% of Aotearoa’s surface water resources and 81% of total groundwater volume resides within the…

17th December 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Kaiwhakahaere appointed to Climate Change Commission

Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Commission. The appointment was announced today in Te Whanganui-a-Tara by the Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw. The independent commission has been established after the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 came into force last month. The Act…

16th October 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu responds to vocational education legislation

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu urges the Crown to ensure that the Establishment Board of the newly formed Institute of Skills and Technology meets its Treaty obligations and addresses the statutory role of iwi as Treaty partners in redesigning the education system for the future. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says Ngāi Tahu must be engaged as…

Ngāi Tahu whānau successful in local elections

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has today acknowledged the Ngāi Tahu whānau members who stood in their local body elections and extended its congratulations to the successful candidates. This year at least 15 Ngāi Tahu candidates ran in various election categories across New Zealand. From that group, seven have been confirmed as elected in their…

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28th August 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Freshwater report a platform for discussion

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have welcomed the clarity of findings in the Wai 2358 Stage 2 Report released by the Waitangi Tribunal today. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says the report makes several clear observations regarding Māori interests in water and provides strong advice to inform discussions between iwi and the Crown. “Ministers cannot and must…

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu and Child Cancer Foundation strengthen partnership

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Ltd. and the Child Cancer Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today which builds on the relationship the two organisations have enjoyed since 2015. Ngāi Tahu Pounamu produces hand-made pounamu beads for the Beads of Courage® programme offered by the Child Cancer Foundation. The pounamu bead is the first Bead of…

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16th March 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu offers heartfelt support to Muslim community

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has expressed strong support for the Muslim community following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Ōtautahi. “He aituā nui, he parekura nui. Auē, taukuri e! E ngā mate tāruru nui, ngā mate o tēnei riri tūkino tangata, moe mai, moe mai rā koutou i roto i te aroha o…

Time to steer the waka together

By Lisa Tumahai, Kaiwhakahaere (Chair), Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Iwi leaders from throughout Aotearoa are meeting in Dunedin for the first time this week, hosted by Ngāi Tahu. The National Iwi Chairs’ Forum meets quarterly to share knowledge, work together on key issues affecting our people and to advocate our collective priorities – all…

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24th September 2018
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu hosts Chinese jade carving delegation in Te Waipounamu

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries were hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in Hokitika yesterday in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute. The Institute will bring together cultural exchanges and utilise the teaching of both Ngāi Tahu and Chinese…