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Wai Ora

In early April news broke the Ashburton District Council was considering selling a section in their business park known as “Lot 9”. A seemingly innocuous move, except that a resource consent for the extraction of freshwater is attached to Lot 9, and on the other side of the deal was a company in the business of bottling and selling water. The consent would allow for 45 litres of artesian water to be extracted per second, over 1.4 billion litres over the course of a year.

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Money Matters
10 Years of Whai Rawa

Rather than following the state’s example – and opting for student debt over savings – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu leaders saw an opportunity to provide their people with increased access to tertiary education, home ownership, and retirement support. And so Whai Rawa was born.

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Message from the Kaiwhakahaere

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, kei aku whakatamarahi ki te Raki. Ko te Ika-nui ka riro rā. Koia! It is with much sadness that we as Ngāi Tahu Whānui saw another leak of largely inaccurate information to the media last weekend.  This behaviour is unacceptable and untenable and I will be working with your…

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Helping whānau with the cost of education

Over the last decade Whai Rawa has helped over 250 whānau to pursue their tertiary education dreams. David Tikao, Programme Leader – Whai Rawa, says nearly $500,000 has been withdrawn by members to assist them with tertiary study. “Whai Rawa is different to Kiwi Saver because we allow our members to withdraw for tertiary education…

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Celebrating ten years of Whai Rawa

In the last decade Whai Rawa funds under management have risen to $52-million with nearly 2000 whānau who have been helped into new homes, tertiary education or retirement. David Tikao, Whai Rawa Programme Leader, says much of the success has come from member buy-in. “We have nearly 22,000 members and to date we have helped…

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Kea award

Last night Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, was awarded  a prestigious Kea honour in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of Aotearoa and our country’s international standing. Tā Mark received a Kea World Class New Zealand Award, which celebrates the work of New Zealanders who make outstanding contributions to the country’s social…

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From Tā Mark Solomon

Kei a koutou e ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki, e aku rangatira puta noa, tēnā koutou katoa.

Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election as the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Representative for Kaikōura. I appreciate that by the end of this year, this will result in my role as Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu coming to an end.

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Pānui from Tā Mark Solomon

It will be clear to you and many others that the descendants of Kurī are facing a challenging time. It is extremely difficult to live within a community with the knowledge that some of your whānau have been the perpetrators of or victims of sexual abuse.

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Drip feed

Any starting point for a discussion on water has to be the health and well-being of waterways, says Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon. And any discussion on water should also include people and their relationship with water.

His comments come after a series of hui held by the Iwi Leaders Group to advise iwi on discussions with the Crown to address iwi rights and interests in fresh water.

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Beneath the cloak of Aoraki

Each year Alpine Recreation takes four Ngāi Tahu whānui on the Ball Pass Guided Hike free, to learn basic alpine skills, climb high into the Alps, stand close to Aoraki and look upon his face.

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