Young Ngāpuhi performer invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

At 13 years-old Tui Grace Kahurangi Hegglun is one of the youngest members of the Nelson Youth Theatre to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next month. Born in Whakatū (Nelson), Tui has Ngāpuhi whakapapa. She spent the early years of her life in Te Tai o Poutini (the Westcoast) where both of her parents were developing their skills carving Pounamu. From a young age Tui has performed in kapahaka and has regularly been relied on as a melody anchor for the group. This year Tui auditioned with the Nelson Youth Theatre and received roles in two musical performances. The discretionary funding she was awarded by Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi will help with her travel expenses to London and Glasgow. Tui's mum Maia said the Rūnanga's "support is greatly appreciated". 

An honorary doctorate for Te Atiwei Ririnui

Ngāpuhi weaver Te Atiwei Ririnui has been awarded an honorary doctorate in applied indigenous knowledge from Social Justice University. Te Atiwei received the honorary doctorate from SJU by being nominated by a local scholar as well as a generous sponsor. He is thankful for the tohu as it was a pleasant surprise. "Tāku mihi ki a koe mo to tautoko i tēnei kaupapa hei tono mo tāku Takutatanga." Te Atiwei received discretionary funding from Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi in 2018, for his 2019 International Indigenous Arts Residency in Arizona. His main goal during the residency was to weave a Kete Whakairo for his hosts. Te Atiwei's grandfather, Wiitekoihoho 'John' Howe (his mother's father) is from Rāwhiti. He describes him as being a skilled fisherman who taught Te Atiwei about fisherman's knots - how to splice ropes and plait - this was Te Atiwei's introduction to weaving - his passion.

Ancient Northland kauri tree reveals secrets of Earth's polar reversal

A team of international scientists believe they have found the answers to the mysteries of Earth's last polar reversal in the tree rings of an ancient kauri.

Hinemoa Elder calls for end to 'structural racism' against Māori in New Zealand

The sudden loss of her brother, Maru, in 1999 has a profound effect on Dr Hinemoa Elder, and it still does today.

All 20 trainees on Ngāti Hine's first mānuka plantation programme have completed their level 2 national certificate in forestry, and planted more than 200 hectares of seedlings on iwi land around Moerewa and Kaikohe.

The Treaty Grounds museum will honour the contribution from Northland and the wider contribution made by the whole Māori Battalion to both Māori and the national interest.

An appetite for educational change

A growing body of research tells us that creating opportunities for Māori students to engage regularly with Māori cultural practices, knowledges and language supports academic achievement, rather than hinders it, write Dr Melinda Webber.

Call for street names honouring colonial officers who led attacks on Māori to be changed - 'We're surrounded by terrorists'

Parts of New Zealand are seeing pushes to remove the names of historical colonial leaders from towns and street names.

Iwi, scientists team up to study NZ's northernmost lakes

New Zealand's northernmost iwi has joined forces with a group of scientists to study the health of the country's northernmost lakes in the dunes north of Kaitaia.

Kids turning up to early childhood centres 'daily without food'

Some babies are being dropped at pre-school with no formula or nappies, and toddlers are going without shoes or lunches in the middle of winter.

Despite being just 12 years of age, Dunedin schoolgirl Georgia Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu has started one of New Zealand's newest and brightest business ventures.



VALUING VOICES Reo Rangatira: Video & Photography Exhibition

@29 June-13 July 2019 (Te Pū o te Wheke Art Gallery, 81 Broadway, Kaikohe). The exhibition features works by Awhina Herewini Hona, Tuira Sofa, Ngawaiata Hauraki, Kaeo Elder, Kalia Trebilco-Leaf, Brooke Howard, Te Reremoana Sofa, Dante Kelleher, Erana Andrews-Davies, Annay Kara and Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services Rangatahi.

Te Wai Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference

@3 & 4 September 2019 (Northland Events Centre, Whangārei). The third Te Wai Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference will be held in Whangārei. The theme of this year is 'the vulnerability of our taonga freshwater species to a changing climate'.



About Takiwā

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is governed by a board of 9 trustees, elected triennially from nine Takiwā.

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.

2019 Takiwā Elections

2019 Annual General Meeting and Election for Ngāpuhi ki te Hauāuru

2019 Annual General Meeting and Election for Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga.

2019 Notice of Candidates for Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga

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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. 

Changes to Firearm Laws 2019

The new firearms laws came into effect on 12 April 2019. The poster includes information about the amnesty, the buy-back scheme and firearm modification.

Applications for the NISS Youth Mentor and Attendance Advisor positions close Monday 8 July 2019.

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