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Enough is enough
Why Ngāi Tahu is suing the Crown over its waterways

We all know that something needs to be done about the water quality in our rivers and lakes in the South Island. Our natural environment is in a bad state and despite promises from elected officials for many years, action is long overdue. That is why Ngāi Tahu has notified the Government that we are going to court to force these matters to be addressed.

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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…

16th March 2010
Posted under: Pānui

Te Ao Hou – The New World

16 March Te Ao Hou – The New World signals the promise of new life for Canterbury and two of the region’s most degraded lakes – Te Waihora (Ellesmere) and Te Roto o Wairewa (Forsyth). Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says these lakes and the ecosystems they support are in peril. “These…