Hapū can choose to combine any vote taken at the hapū endorsement hui with that of their hapū members in the Ngāpuhi wide tangata vote. To ensure hapū rangatiratanga is maintained, hapū wanting to use this option must decide to do this at their hapū endorsement hui.

Weavers London-bound to study sailing taonga

A group of Northland women are heading to London in a quest to rediscover lost knowledge.

Hapū dug up for Ngāpuhi battle

New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says hapū zealots are abusing history in their battle to block a unified Ngāpuhi settlement.

Cell tower proposal for sacred Māori mountain in the Hokianga

Māori elders are determined to protect a sacred mountain in the Far North, identified as a potential site for a new cell tower. Utakura in the Hokianga is a site earmarked under "tourism site priorities" for the Government's Mobile Black Spots Fund to increase mobile coverage around the country.

Moves underway to set up Māori owned bank

The Māori Council says Māori are being let down and shut out by the four big Australian-owned banks. It's calling on iwi to come together and make a Māori-owned bank a reality.

Northland iwi influential in whale strandings

The high number of whale strandings is showing the value of iwi involvement in rescue efforts with one Northland iwi leading the way.

Māori voices needed in mental health reform

A member of the leadership group advising the government on how to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry says more Māori representation is needed.

A Māori housing advocate says the new Housing and Urban Development Authority may be what's needed to cut through red tape, but social services and mindset changes are also needed to get whānau into permanent homes.

Mike Moka and his wife Tōria were homeless at 15 and both knew education was key to getting out of that predicament.

Universal Music Group New Zealand has collaborated with internet sensation William Wairua and Hātea Kapa Haka to perform a te reo Māori rendition of Queen's classic hit Bohemian Rhapsody.

Māori entities continue to grow their putea

Protecting and growing the pūtea for future generations is a key ethos in Māori business. The Māori asset base continues to grow on year as illustrated by this year's Deloitte Top 10 Māori Business index.



Tai Tokerau Māori Artists exhibition: Tui Tuia

@Saturday, 24 November 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019 (Uku Toi Gallery, Selwyn Mall Paihia). Uku Toi Gallery invites you to the Tai Tokerau Māori Artists exhibition 'Tui Tuia' ('Weaving and Uniting People together). For enquiries contact Rhonda 027 458 8514.

E Tū Kahikatea Workshop Series

@Friday, 30 November 2018 (Kerikeri) to 12 April 2019 (Waitangi). BDO Northland, in partnership with Wayfinding Leadership and Te Puni Kōkiri are bringing this workshop series across four dates in the next six months.

Nanogirl Labs 'MĀTĀTOA' - Science brought to life through Māori Myths and Legends

@Saturday, 8 December 2018, 5pm (The Whare, Northland College) Join Dr Michelle Dickinson and Krystal-Lee Brown for an explosive, bilingual show bringing well know stories to life.

Omapere Taraire E and Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust AGM

@Saturday, 15 December 2018, 8.30am Registrations & 9.30am AGM commences (Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohe). For further information please refer to the website here. Office hours are Mon, Tues & Fri, 8.30am-5pm. Phone 09 405 3551 or email to o.rtustees@xtra.co.nz



About Takiwā

There are 9 Takiwā and each has a nominated and elected representative on the Board of Trustees.

As outlined in the Rūnanga's Trust Deed, Takiwā means a representative group of Marae/Hapū and can also include individuals acting through their duly appointed Trustee.

Each Takiwā is governed by an executive committee, including but not limited to a chairperson, secretary and treasurer.  Takiwā also meet regularly. A list of current takiwā executive representatives are available here.

Takiwā Facebook pages

Ngāpuhi Hokianga ki te Raki (Facebook)

Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga (Facebook)

Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā (Facebook)



Apply now for your 2019 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarship

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi introduced and established the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships in 2003. The overall aim of the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships is to assist students registered on the Ngāpuhi Iwi Register to:

  • Fulfil their potential for academic success
  • Encourage applicants to contribute their knowledge and skills towards the wellbeing and development of Ngāpuhi whānau, hapū and iwi.

Development Funding Opportunities

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi provide funding to assist and support Ngāpuhi marae and hapū communities achieve their development goals. The fund is delivered across three funding streams; the Hapū Development fund, Minor Capital Works fund and Major Marae Project Assistance fund. 

Governance and Operations Report to Takiwā: November-December 2018

The Rūnanga Chair and CEO are please to provide Ngāpuhi with a summary report of the progress and performance for the Rūnanga.

Te Mātawai Te Tai Tokerau Funding round is now open

He kāhui kūaka ki te rangi, he kaupapa waka ki te moana, ko te reo Māori ia ka tau ki uta!

Te Mātawai advises that the second Te Tai Tokerau investment round is now open and it will close at midday on Wednesday 9th of January 2019.

Te Mātāwai Research Funding Opportunities 

Te Mātāwai is now requesting proposals for ten projects from its research arm, Te Mātātupu. The projects are part of our strategic agenda to build the knowledge and evidence base to support te reo Māori revitalisation in whānau and communities.

E Tū Ngāpuhi:  Have your say on the evolved mandate 

Te Rōpū Tūhono invite all members of Ngāpuhi to vote on the evolved mandate.


If you're registered with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, you should receive a voting pack from Electionz.com.

If you haven't received your pack or you need to update your contact and address details, contact Electionz.com directly. 

*Electionz helpline (NZ) 0800 666 044

*Electionz helpline (AUS) 1800 859 370

Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

If you aren't registered with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, contact Electionz.com directly for a special voting form.

Stay up-to-date, and receive information relating to voting on the evolved mandate for Treaty settlement negotiations. 

Update your registration details so we can keep you informed of important information and events

Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org