HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

2016 TRAION Annual Report & AGM

We're pleased to present our 2016 Annual Report, highlighting the performance, successes and achievements of the 12 month period ending 30 June 2016. We also notify that our 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 29 October at Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.  The notice and agenda is available here.


Ngāpuhi student helps basketball team win the NZ Secondary School Champs

"Thank you so much for the support and discretionary funding for our daughter Jayzelee."

A rising hockey star from Kaikohe and his trophy-amassing team have been honoured by a member of New Zealand's Olympic hockey squad.

Haden Te Haara (Ngāpuhi) has been accepted into the Berklee College of Music in Boston to pursue a Bachelor of Music. The independent college has produced the likes of Steven Tyler, Quincy Jones, and John Mayer.


Waihoroi Shortland appointed to lead Te Mātāwai

The new agency formed to revitalise the Māori language - Te Mātāwai- has appointed its chair and deputy chair persons.


Two matriarchs of Māori education acknowledged

Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwai principal Arihia Stirling of Te Whānau a Apanui and Ngāti Porou has been awarded a QSM for her work in education, particularly for Māori. Rahera Shortland of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Hine has been honoured for her services to te ao Māori, education and television.


The Auditor-General has slammed the education ministry for having little information on the cost of its efforts to lift Māori achievement, or their success.


Affco wokers to seek thousands in compensation after winning in court

About 100 seasonal workers at Moerewa's Affco freezing works who had terms of their employment contract altered will seek tens of thousands of dollars in compensation for humiliation and hurt feelings.


Poor sight affecting education chances

It's World Sight Day, and that's brought a warning children in poverty are missing out on basic eye care.


More to Māori identity than DNA

A Māori social scientist says DNA tests aren't going to give people a Māori identity.


Māori factored in to trade policy refresh

Trade Minister Todd McClay has met with Iwi Leaders Forum to discuss the refresh of the government's trade policy strategy.


Ngāwha inmates art works auctioned for Hospice

In the Northland region, an auction of artworks by inmates at Ngāwha prison will help pay for the palliative services provided by Hospice in the mid-north.  


Protocols have been developed to protect the cultural and ethical interests of Māori involved in biochemical and genomic research.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi AGM 2016

@Saturday 29 October, Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.


Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium

@26 & 27 October, Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae, NorthTec Raumanga Campus, Whangarei. Massey University in collaboration with NorthTec, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and Ngātiwai Education invite you to attend the Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium. The Symposium seeks to invigorate research activity in Te Tai Tokelau by exploring possibilities for future research collaboration on community/hapū/iwi-identified issues as we engage with the continuous journey of searching and researching for knowledge. Community members and students attend free. Register here.


Hope for the Homeless

@Saturday 15 October, 5pm to Sunday 16 October, 8am. Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust invites you to experience one night of homelessness. Join them as they sleep-out on the Canopy Bridge at Whangarei's Town Basin.  For registration, sponsorship and donation information contact Ange Tepania on 09 430 8098, 0274083298 or email ange@emergencyhousing.org.nz


Te Reo Waikaramihi o Tautoro Wānanga

@Sunday 16 October, 9am-3pm (Te Riingi, Mahuhukiterangi, Marae). For enquiries and to RSVP by Friday 14 October, contact Kristina Te Whata 0279474352, 09 4077866 or angakimua@gmail.com.


Draft Regional Plan Hui

@Monday 17 October, 10am-3pm (Otiria Marae) & Wednesday 19 October, 10am-3pm (Northland Regional Council, Whangarei). The Northland Regional Council is developing a new rule book for how Northland's water, soil and cost are used - the Regional Plan. Go along to the hui to find out more and share your views on the Draft Regional Plan. Contact Ben Lee for more information and to RSVP bell@nrc.govt.nz or phone 0800 002 004.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Major Marae Project Assistance Funding 

Major Marae Project Assistance Funding is available by application, to support the physical development and completion of in-progress major marae projects. To apply, contact our Hapū Development Co-ordinator to discuss your project. Completed applications must be received by 1 November 2016.

Marae throughout Northland are being offered input and partnership from the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to develop their own 'marae preparedness plans'.


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