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2nd November 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu takes court action to protect South Island lakes and rivers

Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court at Christchurch seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over the freshwater in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā (area). Its statement of claim is to address the ongoing degradation of awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) caused by environmental mismanagement. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says: “For generations we…

11th September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāi Tahu Property, CDHB working to deliver Christchurch Hospital car park solution

“…i ahu mai ōku ture i tōku tipuna i a Tūāhuriri, ‘Āwhinatia, kia atawhai ki te iwi – My laws come from my ancestor, Tūāhuriri. Cherish and care for the people.” (Pita Te Hori, Ūpoko, Ngāi Tūāhuriri) A partnership involving Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāi Tahu Property, and the Canterbury District Health Board will enable the delivery…

Returning home

In 1948, the New Zealand government purchased a large collection of Polynesian and Māori artefacts from William Oldman, an English ethnographical art collector and dealer.

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One year on

It’s now 12 months since the seismic events that ripped apart Kaikōura and its surrounding communities, changing lives and landscapes forever. The town is slowly rebuilding, and the locals putting the pieces of their lives back together again.

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Bringing soul to the rebuild

In the wake of the 2011 earthquake, mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri realised that one way to bring meaning to the destruction in central Christchurch was to get involved in the recovery process, and ensure that Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu identity is visible in the city.

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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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Kate Souness

I recently sailed as a crew member on board Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti alongside Te Aurere from Rapanui to Tahiti as part of the Waka Tapu voyage. I was a crew member on the second leg of the voyage and I was flown alongside other crew to meet the waka in Rapanui. We left New Zealand for Rapanui on November 26. I’ve been sailing with Te Aurere for 10 years now, mainly at weekend wānanga. This was my first long voyage.

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