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Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Statutory Body
Location:South Island, Te Waipounamu, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Summary Information:
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu is the governing body that oversees the activities of the Ngai Tahu tribe and is made up of democratically elected representatives from the 18 runanga (or tribal) councils. The tribe has three separate divisions that manage administration (Office of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu), commercial activities (Holdings Corporation) and delivery of social and cultural programmes (Development Corporation).
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu is a legal identity, created by the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Act 1996. This body is the authorised voice of Ngai Tahu and can enter into binding agreements.

Related Entries

  • Ngai Tahu Deed of Settlement - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Act 1996
  • Ngai Tahu (Tutaepatu Lagoon Vesting) Act 1998 (NZ)
  • Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997 (NZ)
  • Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 (NZ)
  • People
  • Ngai Tahu

  • References

    Book Chapter
    O'Regan, T, Palmer, L, Langton, M, (2006) 'Keeping the Fires Burning: Grievance and Aspiration in the Ngai Tahu Settlement' in Marcia Langton et al (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).
    Ngai Tahu Negotiating Group (1998) Crown Settlement Offer: Consultation Document from the Ngai Tahu Negotiating Group


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