The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) Christchurch Blood Centre, Te Whare Whakapapa, at 15 Lester Lane was officially opened last month by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health.

The donor centre was blessed by Rakihia Tau Jnr in October. As part of the blessing, a significant piece of pounamu, named Te Ratonga Toto o Aotearoa, gifted from Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga on the West Coast was unveiled and sits proudly in the foyer.

The new state-of-the-art Christchurch Blood Centre with its advanced technology was purpose-built for NZBS by Ngāi Tahu Property. The centre is a significant addition to Ngāi Tahu Property’s commercial portfolio, which ultimately contributes to tribal return. [Read more…]

Ngāi Tahu partners with Lincoln University for Canterbury agricultural development

Ngāi Tahu Property, Lincoln University and Te Tapuae o Rehua have signed a memorandum of understanding, which marks the beginning of Whenua Kura, an initiative focussed on supporting more local Māori into agriculture.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon congratulated Ngāi Tahu Property, Te Tapuae o Rehua and Lincoln University for formalising a commitment to get Māori to work on Ngāi Tahu developments. [Read more…]