Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu awarded Māori Business of the Year 2012

Social enterprises involving Ngāi Tahu, including the innovative Māori Trades Training Scheme, He Toki ki te Rika and the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Authentication Scheme, have resulted in the iwi being recognised as the 2012 Māori Business of the Year, at the Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Business Leaders Awards. [Read more…]

When Leianne O’Brien’s home in Burwood was red-zoned following the Canterbury earthquakes she knew two things: she wanted to remain on the east side of Christchurch and on the city side of the Waimakariri River.

The answer was closer than she dared hope – just down the road in the new Prestons subdivision.

At a CERA-run expo in 2011 Leianne, who is of Ngāi Tahu descent, put her name down on a Ngāi Tahu Property register of interest and subsequently became the first purchaser within the new subdivision. [Read more…]