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The Lifeline

The business card simply says Dr Graham Kitson, Relationship Director. Nothing here to suggest that the man sitting in front of me helped kept Te Kerēme on track in the 1990s.

However it was Dr Graham Kitson’s introduction of Tipene O’Regan to Japanese businessman and philanthropist Masashi Yamada that enabled a lifeline to be extended to Ngāi Tahu while the tribe waited for the result of its Waitangi Tribunal hearings. It came in in the form of a series of loans which enabled the tribe to continue with Te Kerēme.

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The Luminaries

And where do you start? At over 800 pages just doing a précis is a mammoth injustice to the work itself. But tucked into its massive size is a unique character deserving of closer inspection. He is Te Rau Tauwhare, a character of Ngāi Tahu descent and based on a real person.

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13th March 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Iwi working together for benefit of all Te Waipounamu families

Better support and opportunities for all Te Waipounamu (South Island) families is the goal of the region’s new Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. The appointment of the new Te Waipounamu commissioning agency was announced yesterday by the Minister for Whānau Ora, Tariana Turia. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has been established…

4th February 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Waitangi Day – the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōtākou Marae

This year Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōtākou Marae. The Chair for Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, says it is a pleasure to welcome the community for the official Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemorations. “It’s a great privilege to welcome dignitaries, whānau and the wider community…

30th January 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu welcomes Māori agricultural training government funding

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon today welcomes news the government has allocated funding toward growing a strong Māori agricultural workforce. The funding will provide a significant boost to Whenua Kura, a collaborative partnership seeking to grow Māori leadership in the agricultural sector. Whenua Kura looks forward to finalising negotiations with the…

30th January 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Māori trades training in Christchurch receives a boost

Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and patron of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trade training), welcomes the government’s continued support of Māori trade training. One of the initiatives receiving further support is He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training programme based in Christchurch. He Toki is an iwi-led…

A quiet sense of achievement

Adam Lord found his passion in life with the help of He Toki ki te Rika. Kaituhituhi Tony Bridge reports. Sometimes it takes time to find your path in life. Adam Lord (Ngāi Tahu, Tuwharetoa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) seems to have found his at the age of 24. Born in…

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Get out and vote, says Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon

It’s local government election time. You will have seen the billboards, brochures, posters and appeals on your Facebook page and in local newspapers. Candidates have hit the streets, campaigning for a job as mayor, councilor or district health board representative. We can definitely say we are well informed about candidates and their aspirations although some…

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Mana whenua approve pilot dairy farms

An accord between mana whenua and Ngāi Tahu Farming has been hailed as a template for the tribe’s future projects. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has approved three pilot dairy farms at Eyrewell, 40 kilometres northwest of Christchurch after a mana whenua working party was satisfied the pilot farms recognized and provided for Ngāi Tahu…

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24th July 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Rebuild industry to talk He Toki over breakfast

Business leaders from across the construction industry have been invited to attend a He Toki ki te Rika breakfast event hosted by Hawkins Construction at CPIT on Friday 26 July. He Toki is a Māori trades training initiative led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in partnership with CPIT and Hawkins Construction. This unique collaborative…