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16th March 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu offers heartfelt support to Muslim community

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has expressed strong support for the Muslim community following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Ōtautahi. “He aituā nui, he parekura nui. Auē, taukuri e! E ngā mate tāruru nui, ngā mate o tēnei riri tūkino tangata, moe mai, moe mai rā koutou i roto i te aroha o…

12th October 2018
Posted under: Pānui

Cultural treasure unveiled in central Ōtautahi

Today’s grand opening of Tūranga shows what can be achieved when local iwi play a lead role in city design. Ngāi Tūāhuriri – the local Ngāi Tahu hapū that is mana whenua for the city – heavily influenced the design and build of Tūranga. This was led by Matapopore Charitable Trust cultural advisors alongside Christchurch…

Te Ao o te Māori
A window into the rich lifestyles of contemporary māori

In May 2014, working as a cleaner in the Re:START container mall, Amy noticed the homeless people in and around the city. She reached out and offered help to a few individuals, and soon discovered a huge need by people doing it tough on the streets, laid off from jobs, living in over-crowded houses, or just struggling to make ends meet.

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Healthy Kai
Māori Styles

Starting with a passion for gardening, Jade Temepara’s ambitions may very well be the next step to ensuring our whānau are healthy and thriving. “It’s about everything: employment, enterprise, education, health, wellbeing, connectedness, and just feeling comfortable in a community we have felt quite distant from for a long time.”

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Success for self-taught sculptor

Bay of Plenty sculptor Joe Kemp, has been selected to exhibit his work at the biennial NZ Sculpture OnShore competition in Devonport in November. This is the second time Joe (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa (Ngāti Makino) has been selected to showcase his sculptures at the show. This year Joe has entered one large sculpture…

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Kim Wetini

Te Matatini profile – Kim Wetini

Kim Wetini is a self-confessed ‘kapa haka freak’ from way back and she is looking forward to amazing performances and fierce competition at Te Matatini next year. Kim (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tamanuhiri, Rongomaiwahine) is the Kaiwhakarite at Te Puni Kōkiri in Ōtautahi. She also juggles a second role – working as the volunteer…

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4th July 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2011

A new on-line tool launched this week brings te reo Māori learners and speakers together to learn, shop and enjoy. The mapping tool, developed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and powered by Google Maps, allows users to quickly find te reo Māori-friendly services, learning opportunities and events nation-wide… even world-wide! Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

17th April 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Hugs Help Ease Sorrow

After six weeks walking the severely earthquake damaged streets of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, Māori warden Lorey Rakete found hugs were the thing many people needed. Mrs Rakete, 60, of Kaikohe, was among 100 Māori wardens, of which 70 came from the North Island. “A lot of people just needed hugs,” Mrs Rakete said. “It was…

19th February 2010
Posted under: Pānui

New Zealand’s greenest building

19 February Christchurch’s new Civic Building has been awarded the highest possible rating for environmental design by the New Zealand Green Building Council. The New Zealand Green Building Council has announced today that the joint venture –Ngāi Tahu Property and Christchurch City Council – Civic Building has been awarded the maximum six Green Star Office…