Story: Ngā haumi a iwi – Māori investment

Whale watching (2nd of 2)

Whale watching

These tourists are on board a Kaikōura Whale Watch boat, Te Ao Mārama, as it follows a whale off the Kaikōura coast. The company is owned by the indigenous Ngāti Kurī people, who are part of the Ngāi Tahu tribe of the South Island. Whale Watch is an example of a small whānau-based (extended family) Māori enterprise which has developed into a world class venture.

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

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Edward Ellison, 'Ngā haumi a iwi – Māori investment - Post-settlement corporate structures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23139/whale-watching (accessed 29 May 2017)

Story by Edward Ellison, published 11 Mar 2010