Issue 53 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Issue 53

Kahuru/Autumn 2012 | 53

Postcard from Antarctica

The journey for many Ngāi Tahu has involved tracing the steps of their tīpuna. Irene Schroder documents the journey of three Ngāi Tahu women on a ship to Antarctica.

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Ahikā Kai – Food from the home fires

Wild, Māori food – it’s what Ngāi Tahu tīpuna ate and traded. Now iwi pilot programme Ahikā Kai is set to revolutionise the way small whānau and iwi-based food businesses operate and market their products.

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Tuna Tactics

Habitat loss and decades of commercial overfishing of eels are causing a worldwide trend in declining eel stocks. The issue is of great concern for Moeraki, Arowhenua and Waihao rūnanga, as they seek to turn back the environmental clock for tuna in Te Waipounamu.

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Last Stand

Ngāi Tahu has joined a last-ditch stand to save Te Hāpua Waituna (Waituna Lagoon) from an ecological disaster with a ban on further dairy development in the catchment.

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