This is a partnership between the Ngāi Tahu Farms, Te Tapuae o Rehua and Lincoln University to develop Māori leadership in agriculture by training cadets on Ngāi Tahu-owned farms. Whenua Kura is open to all Māori, with scholarships available for all those aged 16-40yrs. For more information visit or call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

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A surprise package was waiting for Ngaru O’Reilly when he got home from school on Tuesday 24 November.

Ngaru had the winning ticket in the draw for the tractor and baler that was donated by Drummond & Etheridge, Rolleston, for the Ngāi Tahu Farming Ltd stand at Hui-ā-Iwi.

His mum Shannon, said Ngaru had spent all night playing with it. “He loved the surprise package.” [Read more…]

Our Ngāi Tahu Farming staff enjoyed a storytelling evening at Ōhoka School last month during which they engaged with tribal leaders about the history of the Ngāi Tahu Claim and listened to kōrero about the importance of the farms in terms of the tribe’s long-term aspirations.

Kaumātua Tā Tipene O’Regan and Trevor Howse explained the origins of the Ngāi Tahu Claim and how the farms were part of the history and journey of Ngāi Tahu.

Tā Tipene spoke of the complex challenges facing the iwi and how they had to be surmounted to ensure that the tribe endured in the landscape. He explained that the tribe had to continue to visualise its future. “We have to think about what we want to be and what we want to do to get there,” he said. [Read more…]