The Ngāi Tahu Fund Committee held the 2012 Ngāi Tahu Cultural Summit at Puketeraki Marae from 9-11 March. This summit was a chance to reflect on the current cultural activities occurring throughout the tribe and take stock on where we are at the moment.

A total of 16 workshops were held on the Saturday, which included questions like:

What is the current state of cultural knowledge and practice?

What are the major issues and challenges facing the sustainability of this knowledge or practice?

Where do participants believe support and interventions are needed in this area?

This information will feed into future planning for the Ngāi Tahu Fund. It will help the Ngāi Tahu Fund Committee to determine how to better distribute the resource, to ensure that it’s contributing strategically, to the long term survival and flourishing of those cultural practices and knowledge areas.