The Cacophony Project

What if we used technology and the power of Moore’s Law, which holds that the efficiency of technology doubles every 18 months while the cost halves? Many people, he reckons, don’t realise how powerful this is. And it is usually applied offshore to consumer goods. Until now, no one had thought to use the power of technology and Moore’s Law for a public good project like this.

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Battling it out in court: the litigation phase in the Ngāi Tahu Treaty settlement negotiation

In November 1994, an interim settlement had been offered to Ngāi Tahu. Negotiators took the offer back to the iwi, and it was rejected. The offer proposed that Ngāi Tahu receive freehold title to Rarotoka Island (in Foveaux Strait) but with the imposition of a marginal strip, and also receive title to Tūtaepatu Lagoon near Woodend Beach in Canterbury. Also, $10 million worth of land-banked properties were offered in exchange for a revised land bank system.

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Green by name, green by nature

Simon Cooke, who has whakapapa to Ōtākou and Waihao, is the founder of Kakariki Beer Co and a true entrepreneur at heart. Since receiving a start-up grant from Puna Pākihi one year ago, Kakariki Beer Co has gone from strength to strength.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Fruit for thought

Winter is a time of rest for both the māra and the gardener. There are, however, still tasks that need to be carried out in preparation for the growth and abundance of spring and summer. The winter vegetables need to be kept an eye on to ensure that the weeds don’t take over.

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