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Whenua Kura study year begins

The new year of study is underway for 46 students studying as part of the Whenua Kura programme. Most of the students are enrolled at Lincoln University, near Christchurch, and will do practical experience on Ngāi Tahu properties, including work and study on either dairy farms, sheep and beef properties or at the Koukourarata māra…

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Strengthening connections for farming whānau

Rā Dallas, the whānau community champion for Te Whenua Hou, sees himself as the conduit between a large farming community in North Canterbury and the wider region.  He is excited about the potential that the Whānau Ora approach offers in strengthening connections across whānau. “We have a community of close to one hundred people now,…

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Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have congratulated this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition finalists, celebrating excellence in Māori farming. The three finalists are Tahu a Tao farm in Rakaia near Ashburton, the two Ngāi Tahu Farming operations,Te Ahu Pātiki and Maungatere near Oxford in Canterbury and Tewi Trust in…

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More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

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19th October 2015
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More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

Whenua Kura scholarships now available

In a bid to get more Māori leading the way in best-practice farming, Whenua Kura is now offering full-fee scholarships to help successful applicants through their studies. Open to all Māori, applications for the course close on 22 June. To give you an idea of the earning potential the dairy industry can offer, farm manager…

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New Ngāi Tahu dairy farm manager

Hemi (Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Huirapa, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Waewae, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Hāteatea, Ngāti Māmoe, Te Rarawa), his wife Catherine and their four tamariki joined the Ngāi Tahu Farming whānau more than a year ago and says it was a proud moment when he was promoted.

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Ngāi Tahu Farming wins water quality award

Ngāi Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014). The farm – which has 1300 cows on a flat-contoured milking platform – is in its second…

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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…

6th December 2013
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Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University partner for best dairy farm practices

Today (Friday 6 December) the Mana Whenua Working Party, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University announced, in front of invited guests, which included the Minister for the Environment, Hon Amy Adams, a partnership to support the development of the Ngāi Tahu Farming portfolio in Eyrewell, North Canterbury. Under the partnership agreement, Lincoln University will provide…