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Issue 63

Life without a stomach

Detroit Stirling (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) had a ‘Goodbye Puku’ party the week before they removed his stomach. He drank plenty and ate KFC like there was no tomorrow.

The next week he went into hospital in Christchurch to have his stomach removed. If that sounds mind boggling, it is.

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A world history of Bluff

Ngāi Tahu historian Dr Michael Stevens believes his study of Bluff will reshape the way people think about the town’s place in the maritime world, New Zealand’s economic development, and race relations. Kaituhi Rob Tipa reports. Michael’s bonds with New Zealand’s southernmost com-mercial deepwater port date back six generations on two branches of his family, which…

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Arahura dreaming

When Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga officially opens its new whare tipuna in November on the terrace overlooking the Arahura River and the ocean, it will realise a long-held dream. Kaituhi Mark Revington reports. It is a depressingly familiar story. In 1859 Poutini Ngāi Tahu entered into negotiations with the Crown for the purchase of Te Tai…

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In a league of his own

Korey Gibson has the same full contact approach to business that made him excel as a rugby league player and mixed martial arts fighter. Kaituhi Brent Melville does his best to keep up. Korey Gibson has just taken delivery of an InBody composition scanner from Australia, a machine you stand on to measure your body’s…

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