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A sense of pride

Ngāi Tahu language leaders were recognised at a glittering awards ceremony at Ōtākou Marae that also honoured te reo heroes of the past. In his opening speech, Tā Tipene O’Regan told the audience that the rebirth of Ngāi Tahu reo was in good hands. He said while previously the tribe had been consumed with the Claim, it was time to move on and promote revitalisation of Ngāi Tahu reo.

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Future Vision

Out of the wreck of what was Christchurch, a new city is being planned. It may be a world first situation. In the wake of a devastating natural disaster, the local indigenous people are involved in the redesign and reconstruction of a city from the highest governance level right through to the actual physical reconstruction.

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Arihia Bennet.
At Hui-ā-Iwi in November last year, kaumātua were treated to a delightful High Tea event hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Among the waiters was the kaiwhakahaere who donned an apron and displayed skills in tea pouring that could have landed him a job at The Ritz.

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Te Ao o Te Māori
Tā Mark Solomon

Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon was officially knighted in a ceremony on Friday 24 May by the Governor General in Wellington. The next day Ngāti Kurī and the wider Ngāi Tahu Whānui honoured Tā Mark Solomon’s achievements with a “small gathering” at Takahanga Marae in Kaikōura for 500 friends and guests.

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23rd May 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu leaders honored

Tēnā kōrua e ngā manu taupua, kai ngā manawa tītī; mā mātou kōrua e whakamihi. E whakamanamana ana mātou i a koutou ko whiwhi i te hōnore nui me ā kōrua mahi whakaharahara tonu. Nei rā te mihi kau atu ki a kōrua, anō he tai matapopore, e kore rawa tēnei puna whakamihi e mimiti…

16th May 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Students step up as government endorses Māori trades training

A new group of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trades training) students will step forward to start an exciting journey on Wednesday [15 May] in the presence of whānau and special guests at Rehua Marae. The 68 students will receive scholarships to begin their training in carpentry, welding, painting and decorating, and plasterboard at…

9th May 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Marae resolution process results in positive outcome

For the first time since Settlement, South Island Iwi Ngāi Tahu has undertaken a tikanga marae resolution process to deal with pounamu-related matters. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio met with Bevan Climo at Rehua Marae to undertake this process. Forty Ngāi Tahu Whanui, predominately from Poutini Ngāi Tahu gathered at…

23rd April 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Leadership – Recovery and Rebuild

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon says it is understandable that Ngāi Tahu will have to address complaints of conflict of interest as it continues to play a leading role in the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury.

9th March 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Panui for regional hui on Resource Management Reform and Freshwater Reform 2013

Update on Christchurch Hui To be held 4-6pm, Friday 22 March, Rehua Marae, Springfield Rd. Kia ora koutou The government has released the document “Freshwater reform 2013 and beyond”. This document contains the government’s proposals for reform of freshwater in Aotearoa. Reforms in this area are looking to address some of the current challenges with…