Posts Tagged ‘Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’

20th July 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Record fine for illegal discharge into Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

A company found responsible for the illegal discharge of dairy effluent to land on a Springston property in October 2010 has been fined a record $90,000. This penalty is on top of the $20,000 fine and 260 hours’ community service the farm manager received for the same offences late last year. White Gold Ltd held…

10th July 2012
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Government Investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch is welcomed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction welcome the Government’s further $1million investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch. In June last year, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and industry partners launched He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trades Training) in response to the projected demand for…

2nd July 2012
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Ngāi Tahu Appointment of Directors

Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, announced today that Trevor Burt and Catherine Drayton had been re-appointed as Directors on Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited (NTHC), with Mr Burt re-appointed as Chair. Both appointments are for another three years and commence 1 August 2012. Mr Solomon said stable and dependable decision making…

13th June 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Olympic athletes to wear precious taonga

Ngāi Tahu leaders have highlighted the significance of a gifting ceremony to be held at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae at Bruce Bay on the West Coast today. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, says it will be the first time that the truly beautiful tahutahi/snowflake pounamu has been legally used and…

26th January 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Pounamu returned to Ngāi Tahu

26 January Today, the New Zealand Customs Service is marking International Customs Day by returning a 175 kilogram piece of pounamu (also known as jade) to Ngāi Tahu. Customs stopped it from being exported illegally in December 2010. Representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the two West Coast kaitiaki (guardian) rūnanga, Ngāti Waewae…

16th December 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Hawkins Construction And Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu Establish Partnership

Thursday 15 December An initiative announced today marks the creation of a partnership between Hawkins Construction (South Island) and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu that will foster employment opportunities for local Māori in the Canterbury region. Prompted by predictions of a labour shortage necessary for the Canterbury recovery, Hawkins and Te Rūnanga entered into discussion…

26th November 2011
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Ngāi Tahu holds AGM and Open Forum

26 November 2011 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon has thanked whānau and staff for their resilience and commitment to each other and the wider community in a difficult year for Te Waipounamu (the South Island). Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has held its Annual General Meeting and Open Forum at the tribe’s…

21st November 2011
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Boost for future Māori leaders

November 21, 2011 The opportunity for Māori leaders to gain invaluable skills, personal and cultural growth and leadership development at Aoraki Bound will continue to strengthen, thanks to the new partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and BNZ. The partnership ensures Aoraki Bound continues to provide future Māori leaders with a unique experience, whilst…

7th November 2011
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Historic Ties Renewed

7 November 2011 He waka kōtuia kāhore e tukutukua ngā mimira. (A canoe that is interlaced will not become separated at the bow. In unity there is strength.) More than 160 years of history will be rejuvenated at the signing of a relationship agreement between Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Māui and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

1st October 2011
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Whai Rawa – Five Years of Saving Success

Whai Rawa, a savings scheme which aims to increase social and economic independence for Ngāi Tahu whānui is celebrating five years of growth and success. More than 16,000 Ngāi Tahu have joined the scheme and thanks to their whānau, more than half of enrolled tribal members under 16-years-old. Whai Rawa Chair Diana Crossan says efforts…