One of our goals at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, is that the dreams and achievements of all Ngāi Tahu whānui are communicated and celebrated.

The global emigration of our people however, means we have had to adapt and develop contemporary ways to connect and engage with our whānau. To that end, Te Rūnanga has embraced print media, radio, video, social media and websites to reach our people. The role of the Communications team and Tahu FM is to bring these stories to life and we want to be sure you all know where they can be found. We’re sure you’ll be inspired by them.

You’ll all be familiar with our flagship quarterly magazine, Te Karaka, which celebrates being Ngāi Tahu by profiling tribal members, bringing Ngāi Tahu perspectives to national issues and stimulating discussion on tribal development.

And then there’s our grassroots publication, Te Pānui Rūnaka, which is eagerly awaited each month. It carries whānau news from each of our 18 Papatipu Rūnanga and builds on family bonds by recording our births, deaths and marriages. It also promotes a huge range of tribal events, initiatives and successes – small and large whānau, hapū and rūnanga stories that inspire and encourage us all.

Tahu FM, our iwi radio station, broadcasts 24/7 across the takiwā and to a national and international audience on SKY Digital. Through radio, we promote our language, discuss tribal issues and connect with rangatahi through a diverse range of traditional and modern music.

More and more today we also interact with our young and not so young generations via our social media networks – Facebook and Twitter – and through our growing number of websites and blogs. If you follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter, you’ll be kept abreast of what’s happening in all areas of the Ngāi Tahu takiwā.

Increasingly, we are also producing a wide range of videos, which demonstrate our Ngāi Tahu values and the whānau living those values. We have a video of recent tree-planting for instance, that demonstrates relationship building (whanaungatanga) and stewardship (kaitiakitanga).

There are videos that highlight and support mahinga kai and the bringing together of people. There are te reo Māori videos, aspirational stories of contemporary Ngāi Tahu making their way in the world and those that bring our marine strategies and environmental stories to life.

All these stories – which are in essence recording our contemporary history – can be viewed on mobile devices… read or watched anywhere, at any time, on demand.

We love preparing these stories and we hope you’ll tune in and be as inspired as we are by the huge number of aspirational people we profile on our sites. And if you have ideas for more, we’d love to hear them – and of course we’d love you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Te Karaka
Ngāi Tahu Pounamu
Whai Rawa
Tahu FM
Aoraki Bound
Kotahi Mano Kāika

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