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Rangitāne Bless Horton Street Development

By |2019-09-02T15:33:05+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Rangitāne o Wairau iwi members gathered at dawn this morning to bless the iwi’s new development on the Horton Street property acquired as part of its Treaty Settlement with the Crown. The dawn blessing included karakia and waiata, while iwi members shared their aspirations for the site.  The development, undertaken by Rangitāne Investments Ltd [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-08-30T09:44:46+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

  Tēnā koutou e te whānau, We would like to congratulate our Comms Manager Jodie Palatchie on graduating with a Diploma of Māori Art Raranga last weekend.  Jodie studied under the tutelage of her aunty and kaiako Margaret Bond at Ōmaka Marae. It’s great to see personal development and that these skills are being retained [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-08-20T15:37:01+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Our kaitiaki met last Saturday for training on responsibilities including the legal and historical framework of cultural fisheries.  Key decisions at the meeting included that we need to make it easier for our people to get a customary fishery permit, to look at better permitting systems and the kaitiaki agreed to meet [...]

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa

By |2019-08-14T15:36:47+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Following recent news that the Blenheim Police Station requires structural repairs, Rangitāne Investments have been working closely with Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa (New Zealand Police) to support them in their search for temporary office space. We are thrilled to advise that Ngā Pirihimana will become tenants on Level 1 of Rangitāne House in mid-August.  This [...]

Rangitāne Investments Secures Ownership of Flaxmill Vineyard

By |2019-08-02T06:35:01+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Rangitāne Investments is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the Flaxmill Vineyard located at Rārangi. Following a period of extensive due diligence to ensure that the investment met the requirements of our Statement of Investment Policy Objectives, we have now completed the purchase process at a very competitive price, and look forward to the [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-07-26T14:34:17+00:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

  Kia ora koutou, Arohamai for the shortage of reports recently.  I have been away for a couple of weeks leave and temporarily escaped with my wife to a much warmer climate. Coming back to a cool climate with a small population and sane drivers has been a relief despite the wet weather. Last week [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-06-20T09:41:48+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, On 17 June 2013 the Blenheim Post Office was renamed and opened as Rangitāne House.  This date also marks the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Horahora Kākahu Island in Te Whanganui (Port Underwood) in 1840.  To commemorate this occasion a karaka tree was planted in front of Rangitāne House earlier this [...]

Nick’s Kōrero

By |2019-06-12T18:57:24+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Kia ora koutou, Last Saturday was an important day with the re-opening of the Tuamātene Wharenui.  Around 30 whānau came to what was quite an emotional event.  Takahi Whenua (H&G) had the fire going and the kai sorted when we arrived.  Paora Mackie sounded the pūtātara to gather everyone just before sunrise, and Jeremy MacLeod [...]