The year 2017 marks 20 years since Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu signed the Deed of Settlement at Takahanga Marae in Kaikōura.

This marked a significant moment in the 150-year journey to settle the tribe’s grievance with the Crown. Now, almost 20 years on from that milestone in Ngāi Tahu history, we’re taking time to remember and reflect on key events of Te Kēreme – the Ngāi Tahu Claim.

Throughout the year we will be working on a number of projects which pay tribute to those who fought tirelessly to progress Te Kēreme and enable the tribe to begin a post-settlement journey.

Leading up to Hui-a-Iwi in November, keep an eye on the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu website and our Facebook page for stories, videos and historic imagery telling the story of the road to settlement. Watch this space!

Events to celebrate the 20th anniversary

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will be meeting and engaging kanohi ki te kanohi with whānau in Te Waipounamu, Ika-a-Māui and Australia throughout the year. This is an opportunity to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of settlement, as well as our Ngāitahutanga and whanaungatanga.

Hui-a-Iwi will be held from 24 to 26 November in Christchurch, and we will also be holding roadshows in Ika-a-Māui and Australia for whānau outside the takiwā.

More details to come about these events via Te Panui Runaka, our website, and our Facebook page – in the meantime, here are the confirmed locations and dates.

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