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The experts gather to discuss the raranga fragments. Photo by Huia Pacey.

Raranga fragments found in Roxburgh Gorge cave

In 2011, a Department of Conservation worker conducting archeological assessments around Roxburgh Gorge discovered old raranga fragments in a secluded cave. The two nearby rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, were delighted with the discovery and agreed to put the taonga in the temporary care of Otago Museum. More recently the…

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Dancing to the top

Jessie Rochford Barber of Wellington, has won a three-month scholarship to attend the prestigious Millennium Dance Studios in Hollywood, next year. Jessie, 23, received the accolade while competing at this year’s World Championship of Performing Arts, which was held in Los Angeles. Along with 14 other competitors from New Zealand Jessie (Kati-Mahāki ki Makaawhio), performed…

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A chance for primary school children to shine on a multicultural stage,

Multi-cultural festival kicks off

More than 80 school groups representing 10 nationalities will take part in this year’s Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival at CBS Canterbury Arena from September 1-5. The festival celebrates New Zealand’s Māori culture through kapa haka and performances from the many cultural groups attending our schools. The theme for the 2014 event is ‘Tua takoto…

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I Like Your Form

Lonnie Hutchinson – I Like Your Form

I Like Your Form, a giant hinaki or eel trap 50 metres long, shifts and expands not only the Arcades but the entire site. It brings to the forefront traditions, uses and cultural significance that might otherwise be overlooked in the hectic daily construction and repair activity that now marks the central city.

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A mission to Niue Island

What started out as a challenge set by his father, turned into a foreign aid-style mission to Niue for 17-year-old Matt Wilson (Ngäi Tahu) of Masterton. The Wairarapa teenager, a budding architect and designer, has undertaken a project to landscape and build a day-bed area for elderly patients at the hospital on the island of…

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Canterbury Plant Out

Registrations are now open for the 2014 Canterbury Plantout – two fun-filled days organised by Te Ara Kākāriki and its partners – including Whakaora Te Waihora. The two days are designed to encourage locals to plant native plants that will help build a green corridor for native birds, running from the mountains to the sea….

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Irresistible challenge for consortium

Plenary Conventions NZ has today been confirmed by the New Zealand Government as the preferred development consortium and investor for the new Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct and the consortium has a clear vision of delivering a new landmark for the city. Plenary Conventions NZ is a consortium made up of international public infrastructure specialist Plenary Group and two…

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Taiaroa making its way into the harbour.

Taiaroa launched

A few weeks ago, members of the Taiaroa whānau and Te Rūnanga ō Ōtākou welcomed Port Otago’s new tug Taiaroa, as it entered Otago Harbour for the first time. Officially launched at a ceremony at Port Chalmers on August 5, the $11 million tug joins the port’s other tugs Karetai and Rangi. Te Rūnanga o…

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Te Matatini profile – Kim Wetini

Kim Wetini is a self-confessed ‘kapa haka freak’ from way back and she is looking forward to amazing performances and fierce competition at Te Matatini next year. Kim (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tamanuhiri, Rongomaiwahine) is the Kaiwhakarite at Te Puni Kōkiri in Ōtautahi. She also juggles a second role – working as the volunteer…

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Events

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2014 – WHANGAREI

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are back on the road again, to meet and engage with whānau. This is an opportunity to discuss, share and receive feedback on the direction of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We also want to hear the aspirations and goals of whānau. The Ngāi Tahu Road Show team will include…

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2014 – DUNEDIN

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are back on the road again, to meet and engage with whānau. This is an opportunity to discuss, share and receive feedback on the direction of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We also want to hear the aspirations and goals of whānau. The Ngāi Tahu Road Show team will include…

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows – BLUFF

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are back on the road again, to meet and engage with whānau. This is an opportunity to discuss, share and receive feedback on the direction of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. We also want to hear the aspirations and goals of whānau. The Ngāi Tahu Road Show team will include…

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Media

Iwi partners purchase Go Bus

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) and Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) have conditionally purchased Go Bus from Australian Private Equity firm Next Capital. NTHC is the majority investor with a two-thirds share and TGH has a one-third share. The purchase is due for completion September 30. Go Bus is one of New Zealand’s leading passenger transport…

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Māori students ready for best-practice farming. A pōwhiri marked the commencement of studies for the first cohort of Whenua Kura students

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri welcomed the students at the event attended by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce at Mahaanui Tuarua marae, Tuahiwi this afternoon. The 14 Māori students, ranging in age from 18-28 years old also received their full-fee scholarships at the event. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led initiative that…

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