Great opportunity for young divers

By |2018-05-11T13:51:48+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

In November last year our Mātauranga kete launched a pilot programme aimed at building a database of iwi divers who may be able to assist with customary dives by offering three PADI Open Water Diver scholarships.   Successful applicant Jasmine Luke tells us why she wanted to take up this opportunity and what she thought [...]

A warm welcome to our new General Manager

By |2018-05-07T16:45:43+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

We are thrilled to introduce our new General Manager, Nick Chin.  Until recently Nick was the Director of Organisational Development for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT). He also held the position of Heritage Destinations Manager in HNZPT for 3 years where he was responsible for the management and development of 48 properties throughout New [...]

Tā Mark Solomon joins our Team

By |2018-04-19T20:45:29+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Due to an increase in commitments to other business interests, we have accepted the resignation of Dr Andrew West, the independent Chairperson of our asset holding companies RHL and RIL.  We have enjoyed working alongside Andrew and thank him for his contribution during the time he spent with us. We wish him well in his [...]

Nau mai haere mai

By |2018-02-02T11:43:25+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

We would like to introduce two new staff members to our team, Elsie Elkington and Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre. Amber joined our administration team in October 2017 while Elsie was recently appointed Kaitiaki of Ūkaipō. Her role oversees the operation of Ūkaipō. All bookings and enquiries for Ūkaipō are still made by contacting the office on (03) [...]

Te Toa Reo Māori

By |2018-01-24T10:59:39+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

Pictured L-R: Safari Hynes, Daveda Wainohu, Jessie MacLeod, Jeremy MacLeod, Te Rina MacLeod and Pikihuia Reihana. At the age of 17, and with whānau support, Jeremy Tātere MacLeod left his home comforts of Brisbane, Australia to live with his grandmother in Hastings, New Zealand. He was fervent in his resolve to learn who [...]

Gold for softball sisters

By |2018-01-25T10:08:25+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Iwi, Pānui|

It’s an exciting time for our young and upcoming softballers. The U19 national softball tournaments were held at the beginning of January in Christchurch (Boys) and North Harbour (Girls). Playing for reigning champions Hutt Valley, sisters Mikayla and Caitlyn Lewin went all the way to a Gold medal with a win over Wellington in a tense final. [...]