Posts Tagged ‘Murihiku’

Connecting people, place and time

In September, a group of whānau and Department of Conservation (DOC) staff travelled to the secluded island of Whenua Hou off the north-west coast of Rakiura. They gathered to witness the unveiling of three pouwhenua carved by Ngāi Tahu artist James York and supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund, erected to acknowledge and embody the special relationship Ngāi Tahu shares with the motu.

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The Murihiku Deed of 1853

In 1853, Mantell was given the task of acquiring over 7 million acres for £2,600 in the Southland region. After negotiation the Deed of Purchase was signed on 17 August 1853. As in other purchases Mantell had negotiated, he was given the power to set aside reserves for Ngāi Tahu as he thought to be…

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Monitoring kanakana

Monitoring efforts are in full swing after a number of kanakana (lamprey) in the Murihiku region were found dying with unusual red skin markings and hemorrhaging in 2011. The Ministry of Primary Industries carried out testing on some of the affected kanakana however the cause of the skin abnormalities are still unknown and it is…

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Storm Uru – Pursuing dreams

Storm Uru (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) is off to Oxford University to complete an MBA. It’s the latest chapter in his academic career and he’s using his Whai Rawa savings to help meet the costs. Storm already has a long list of qualifications to his name, including a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance), a Postgraduate Diploma in…

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