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Road to Redemption

At Te Taumutu Rūnanga near the waters of Te Waihora, Liam joined other men in similar situations. Led by Te Mairiki Williams (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Hauiti ki Rata) the men were soon learning the ways of their ancestors.

“The main thing was that Matua (Te Mairiki) made us turn away from distractions. He said us Māori get distracted by too much.

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Breaking new ground

When the massive beds of naturally-occurring macrophytes disappeared from Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere in the 1960s, it was a turning point for the quality of the lake’s water. Known for their ability to buffer wave action, to take up nutrients, to improve water quality and to provide diverse habitats for fish and wildlife, submerged macrophyte systems…

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Rehoming off-the-track horses

In the last eight years, the Martin whānau of Te Taumutu Rūnanga have successfully rehomed around 30-35 racehorses, giving them another chance at life. Katrina (Ngāi Tahu) and three out of four of her daughters – Tamara, Mhania, Ngahuia – are all horse enthusiasts and have been riding from an early age. Although rehoming the…

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Big ups for Canterbury marae

The Canterbury District Health Board has praised Canterbury marae for their leadership role following the earthquakes. “Marae played a vital, central role in the response and recovery after the earthquakes,” Emma Rawson of the Canterbury District Health Board told the Public Health Association’s annual conference. “Māori values like manaakitanga have been key – marae were…

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23rd November 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Inaugural festival for Ngāi Tahu likely to attract large crowds

Kapa haka, concerts, art, a market and sports events are all features of the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi, being held this weekend at the Lincoln Events Centre, Lincoln. Close to one thousand people are expected to attend the event. Hui-ā-Iwi is being hosted by local Ngāi Tahu hapū Ngāti Moki and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki (Te…

26th August 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Whakaora Te Waihora

26 August 2011 The restoration and rejuvenation of the mauri and ecosystem health of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere has been confirmed with the signing of Whakaora Te Waihora on Thursday 25 August 2011- a long-term relationship agreement and shared commitment between Environment Canterbury, Ngāi Tahu and Te Waihora Management Board. The parties have also signed an…