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Ngāi Tahu today

The local tribal council of Ngāi Tahu are Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. Local Ngāi Tahu were involved in settling tribal grievances with the Crown which culminated in the Ngāi Tahu settlement which saw the return of many areas of cultural significance and assets in recognition of the economic loss caused by land loss.

Today Ngāi Tahu are a successful business operator with significant stakes in the local property, seafood and tourism industries, including this Ngāi Tahu start-up business the Glacier Hot Pools.

The local tribal councils and communities (rūnanga) are the heart of Ngāi Tahu culture who work to ensure our cultural treasures are carried into the future. A new and spectacular local Marae (ancestral meeting house) was built with the tribe leading a range of cultural, educational, economic and environmental development projects seeking to create a prosperous future for our people.

Our inter-generational philosophy is best summed up in our tribal saying,

“Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei”
For us and our children after us.

To learn more about local Ngāi Tahu go to the website of the local Māori council Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio click here

To learn more about Ngāi Tahu history click here

Ngāi Tahu today

The local tribal council of Ngāi Tahu are Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. Local Ngāi Tahu were involved in settling tribal grievances with the Crown which culminated in the Ngāi Tahu settlement which saw the return of many areas of cultural significance and assets in recognition of the economic loss caused by land loss.

Today Ngāi Tahu are a successful business operator with significant stakes in the local property, seafood and tourism industries, including this Ngāi Tahu start-up business the Glacier Hot Pools.

The local tribal councils and communities (rūnanga) are the heart of Ngāi Tahu culture who work to ensure our cultural treasures are carried into the future. A new and spectacular local Marae (ancestral meeting house) was built with the tribe leading a range of cultural, educational, economic and environmental development projects seeking to create a prosperous future for our people.

Our inter-generational philosophy is best summed up in our tribal saying,

“Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei”
For us and our children after us.

To learn more about local Ngāi Tahu go to the website of the local Māori council Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio click here

To learn more about Ngāi Tahu history click here