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Te Matatini episode five, part one

Welcome to the final episode of the Te Matatini Web Series, He Ngākau Aroha. For this episode it is in two parts. Part one will look at the pōwhiri, the venue, Pūtaringamotu, the market area and also capturing what Te Matatini means to people from around the motu.

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Manawa Hou Ngāti Waewae

This is a warm invitation calling Ngāi Tahu teenagers to join Manawa Hou – our four day hīkoi designed to give rangatahi an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwā.

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Andy Spanton introducing the group to Whakaora Te Waihora plantings at Quaifes Road.

Officials impressed by partnership progress

A visit to the Selwyn-Waihora Catchment in early March, has given Government officials a first-hand view of the water conservation work being carried out by Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury. Environment Canterbury’s Director of Resource Management and Whakaora Te Waihora Joint Officials and Steering Group member, Kim Drummond, stressed the importance of the visit. “It’s…

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Taima during her visit to the iconic Terracotta Warriors.

China girl

Taima van der Leden has returned to Aotearoa after a year studying in Beijing as the inaugural Agria-Hōaka Scholar. We asked Taima about the highlights of her year.

“I think I’ve gained some real insights into the Chinese culture,” says Taima who was enrolled at the prestigious Tsinghua University, where she studied Mandarin in the humanities and social science department.

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He Toki students shine at Te Matatini

Around 50 He Toki ki te Rika Māori Trades Training and Pasifika Trades Training students, alongside CPIT staff, helped to make Te Matatini 2015 the memorable event it was from 4-8 March. Programme Manager, Māori Trades Training, Hemi Te Hemi says the students worked on painting, building and installing various features of the site venue…

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Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka, Maraka!

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Descendants of Ārai-te-uru waka, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, me Te Rūnanga o Moeraki are for the first time hosting Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka Maraka together in the Otago region….

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu relocates

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has moved to new premises at: Te Whare o Te Waipounamu 15 Show Place Addington Christchurch 8024 Our postal address remains the same: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, P.O. Box 13 046, Christchurch 8141 The move to Te Whare o Te Waipounamu signals the coming together of all Ngāi Tahu…

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Te Matatini 2015 Festival – Waitaha says thank you

The Waitaha Cultural Council, Christchurch City Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu wish to thank all those people that have contributed to make Te Matatini 2015 a spectacular event. It has been a complete and utter pleasure and an honour to host the nation in Ōtautahi for Te Matatini,” says Waitaha Cultural Council chair…

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Kapa haka day – four – Te Matangirua

It’s here whānau – the final day of competition at the Te Matatini Festival, 2015. Rain has fallen on Putaringamotu/North Hagley Park overnight and the parched dusty ground has become muddy in parts. Our Waitaha groups are absent from the line-up, but this isn’t dampening spirits. Our Waitaha volunteers – ever ready – have spread…

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Whānau Haereka ki Ōtepoti

Leap in to the year and te reo with the KMK whānau. Come along and join us at Leap Indoor Trampoline Park. We will have exclusive use of the facility including fun, whānau friendly (bouncy) activities. This is an opportunity to meet other whānau interested in te reo, learn new kupu and kīwaha and leap…

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Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu

Ōtākou Marae 45 Tamatea Road, Otago Peninsula, DUNEDIN. He rūmaki reo Māori tēnei. Ko te whāinga ia kia whai wā ngā akonga ki te whakapakari reo, kia hōhonu ake, kia rerehua ake, kia Māori ake. Ko ngā kaiako, ko tērā hunga e matatau ana ki tō tātou reo, e kaingākau ana ki tō tātou reo,…

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Kia Kūrapa ki Tuahiwi 2015

“Keen to get started with te reo? Or maybe brush up on those basic skills you’ve already learned? Kia Kūrapa is a safe, supportive learning environment for all learners whether you are an absolute beginner or have already got some te reo under your belt, this is the wānaka for you!” Ka tū tēnei wānaka…

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Special legislation for racecourse development welcomed

The partnership seeking to develop land at Riccarton Park Racecourse welcomes government efforts to reduce red tape. In an announcement this morning, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the government will introduce special legislation which will pave the way for the Joint Venture between the Trustees that govern Riccarton Park Racecourse and Ngāi…

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism prepares for the next generation visitor

One of New Zealand’s leading online marketing professionals, Martyn Whitley, has joined Ngāi Tahu Tourism to lead the company’s digital strategy across its many iconic experiences, including Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Dart River and Shotover Jet in the South Island and Rainbow Springs and Agrodome in the North Island. Chief Executive for Ngāi Tahu Tourism,…

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