Posts Tagged ‘Tā Mark Solomon’

Ngāi Tahu welcome HRH Prince Harry at Invercargill Airport

A delegation from Ngāi Tahu welcomed HRH Prince Harry at Invercargill Airport. Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and Tā Tipene O’Regan, Upoko (traditional leader) Awarua Rūnanga and representatives of Waihopai Rūnanga greeted the Prince who is making his first visit to Murihiku (Southland) before heading to Rakiura (Stewart Island). “It was…

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Stanford MBA students visit

Students from the number one-rated MBA school in the US dropped by Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu the other day for some kai and a korero. The students from Stanford University’s MBA programme were here thanks to a link established by Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon.

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Future proof
What do the coming decades look like for Ngāi Tahu?

Kaituhi Mark Revington reports. What will the world be like for Ngāi Tahu in 2050? Think about it. That is 36 years away. Then think about how far the tribe has come in the comparatively short time since settlement. A heads of agreement was signed with the Crown in 1996 and in 1998 the settlement…

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Earn while you learn – Technical Cadetship jobs available now

A little bit of history about the Cadetship Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu joined forces with Aurecon to create opportunities for Ngāi Tahu in the Canterbury rebuild. Aurecon have delivered some award winning projects all over the world providing engineering, management and specialist technical services. For more information about Aurecon go…

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22nd November 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Hui-ā-Tau 2014

Ngāi Tahu whānui have been challenged to think out to 2050 at today’s Hui-ā-Tau. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, says that post-Settlement the iwi had prepared a robust vision to take it to 2025 but that was now only ten years away and the time had come to start thinking beyond…

A Tokyo tale
Why did a Japanese businessman and philanthropist lend millions of dollars to Ngāi Tahu?

The manaakitanga begins when three black vehicles pull up on the forecourt of our hotel on the edge of the Ginza district in Tokyo.

Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon and Tā Tipene O’Regan are in Tokyo to present tokotoko and koha to Japanese businessman and philanthropist Masashi Yamada and his right-hand man, Yoshikazu Narimoto, in recognition of an important relationship shared with Ngāi Tahu.

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Locked out of national parks
A call to action from Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon.

I expect some of you heard my speech on indigenous rights within New Zealand national parks at the Inaugural World Indigenous Network Conference, held in Darwin last year.

In that speech I made the point that national parks are not viewed by indigenous peoples in the same way that they are viewed in the Western tradition – as places in which to be free and able to soak up vast amounts of natural beauty.

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8th October 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Tribal development is key for strengthening iwi

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced another strong year-end result, with an increase in net worth in excess of $1b enabling the iwi to lift its annual distribution to a new high. A record net profit of $145.87m for the year was also announced for the Te Rūnanga Group (post distribution activities) and a…

Tā Mark Solomon re-elected Kaiwhakahaere

E te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu ki a koutou i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Mauri ora ki a tātou. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu held an election for Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere at its meeting this morning, Saturday 20 September 2014, in accordance with the policy adopted in…

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