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Enough is enough
Why Ngāi Tahu is suing the Crown over its waterways

We all know that something needs to be done about the water quality in our rivers and lakes in the South Island. Our natural environment is in a bad state and despite promises from elected officials for many years, action is long overdue. That is why Ngāi Tahu has notified the Government that we are going to court to force these matters to be addressed.

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1st December 2020
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The All Blacks Experience is the next closest thing to being an All Black

Following seven years of planning and more than a year of construction, the All Blacks Experience has been officially launched at a VIP function in Auckland tonight. All Blacks Experience Board Chair Dame Julie Christie officially declared the venue open at SkyCity Federal Street, ahead of the newest tourist attraction in Aotearoa welcoming the public…

2nd November 2020
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Ngāi Tahu takes court action to protect South Island lakes and rivers

Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court at Christchurch seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over the freshwater in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā (area). Its statement of claim is to address the ongoing degradation of awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) caused by environmental mismanagement. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says: “For generations we…

7th August 2020
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Announcement of Relativity payment

E aku titirei, e aku amo tītoko i te raki, tēnā anō tātou i roto i kā tini āhuataka o te wā, i raro i a Matariki e taukapo mai ana i te hiku o te makōroa. I am pleased to announce that the Crown has made a payment to Ngāi Tahu as a result…

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Rising to the Challenge

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 late last year, the word “unprecedented” has been used countless times by politicians, health officials and media across the world to describe the severity of this global crisis. As the situation evolved, I found myself reflecting on another unprecedented outcome experienced here in Aotearoa – a groundswell of collective kindness and goodwill, accompanied by a widespread willingness to support the government’s strategy to protect our people and eliminate the virus. We saw it when our borders began to close, and those of us returning from overseas went into voluntary self-isolation to ensure we didn’t unwittingly contribute to the spread of the virus. We saw it when we adapted to social distancing requirements, finding new ways to express friendship and aroha.

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6th May 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism change proposal decision

For decades now, Ngāi Tahu has been a tourism industry leader. We have built a strong, internationally recognised stable of businesses and experiences through years of hard work from talented and dedicated kaimahi. We remain firmly committed to the industry and upbeat about the future. Following robust consultation with our kaimahi and careful consideration of…

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
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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…

Ensuring our tomorrow today

As we look ahead to the dawn of a new decade, Ngāi Tahu must consider the best way to cultivate a new generation of leaders to steer the waka in the years to come. ‘Succession planning’ is the much-touted phrase used to describe the process of identifying and developing tomorrow’s leaders today – but what does it mean within Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu?

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17th December 2019
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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…