Murihiku Upoko meet with Rod Drury to discuss Energy and Innovation Projects
On Friday 28th April, Murihiku Upoko Ta Tipene O’Regan (Awarua) and Terry Nicholas (Hokonui) met with Rod Drury and his team to discuss future energy, innovation and potentional Murihiku projects. The meeting was hosted at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, by Ben Batemen, Chief Operating Officer at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
Among the discussion points were electrification and renewable energy projects in the Wakatipu region and also linking in with the Hokonui Rūnanga led green energy projects workstream directed through Murihiku Regeneration.
“It was a rich and rewarding korero,’ Rod Drury “It has an exciting vision for the future in the wider region and for Murihiku Hapū and Ngāi Tahu to have a role in making it happen”
“These sorts of partnerships offer international opportunities to us. Rod stressed that capability not just capacity was very important in realising this sort of innovation, we are up for that” Said Terry Nicholas
Posted: 2 May 2023