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The thrill of the game

There’s nothing that stirs the blood more than seeing the black jersey and silver fern excelling on the international stage – something about it just spells home. But many sports fans may not be aware that Ngāi Tahu has particular reason to feel pride in the All Blacks jersey – the design has direct whakapapa to whānau via Thomas Rangiwahia Ellison.

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Lower price point a winner for Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet is on track for a stellar financial year. Smart management and innovative thinking have meant the company has had its best October ever, in terms of numbers through the door. This strong month of sales followed a massive month in July as well – the best one in eight years. This support from…

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1st December 2020
Posted under: Pānui

The All Blacks Experience is the next closest thing to being an All Black

Following seven years of planning and more than a year of construction, the All Blacks Experience has been officially launched at a VIP function in Auckland tonight. All Blacks Experience Board Chair Dame Julie Christie officially declared the venue open at SkyCity Federal Street, ahead of the newest tourist attraction in Aotearoa welcoming the public…

28th September 2020
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Pidge the oldest kererū returns to his nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed up at the National Kiwi Hatchery in the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex in Rotorua late last month. It was spotted on the ground nibbling a tree sapling and oblivious to the noise…

18th September 2020
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Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season. The hatchery will reopen – with adjusted operating hours and tour times to accommodate the domestic market – on Saturday 26 September thanks to funding…

8th September 2020
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The Station acquisition further cements Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s commitment to Queenstown

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has taken full ownership of The Station booking and information hub in central Queenstown as it looks to create a presence for its reopened tourism experiences, including Shotover Jet. The Station, on the corner of Shotover and Camp streets in the town centre, has been a highly visible part of Queenstown’s tourism…

3rd September 2020
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All Blacks Experience to open in December 2020

The exciting new All Blacks Experience in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) is gearing up to welcome manuhiri (visitors) from 2 December 2020. Construction on the New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism joint venture is nearly complete with the final phases of the fit-out on track for the opening despite recent COVID-19 alert level restrictions. All…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…

3rd July 2020
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Queenstown’s Shotover Jet reopens

Shotover Jet has returned to the Kimiākau (Shotover River), with dozens of New Zealanders kicking off the school holidays with a thrilling jet boat ride. The attraction is the only jet boating experience that can access the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with its twin-engine machines reaching speeds of 90 kilometres per hour and performing spins in…

1st July 2020
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Hollyford Track set to reopen for summer

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s three-day wilderness experience on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland is set to reopen in January 2021. The guided experience, run by Guided Walks New Zealand, was closed early in February due to unprecedented heavy rain and flooding that damaged the two private lodges on the track. It was then one of Ngāi…