Ngāpuhi basketball player competes in FIBA Championships  

"Kia ora. After a selection camp held last year over Labour Weekend I was chosen to represent New Zealand in the FIBA Oceania U15 Championships in December. Our (girls) team was narrowed down to 12 players. Trying to get a spot on a national team is very competitive - we all worked hard to be considered.  I would like to thank the Rūnanga for the grant that helped me attend the championship in Papua New Guinea. The funding was such a big help - our team qualified for the 2019 Asia Champs. Once again thank you so much," Alana Paewai.


At 185 years old, Pūmuka's flag can certainly be classified as a national treasure.

Taumata scrutinised for Waitangi welcome

Bay of Islands iwi Ngāti Rahiri and Ngāti Kawa will be given a place on the taumata for Waitangi Day commemorations.

Early settlement site in Pēwhairangi

Moa bones have been found in an archaeological dig at Mangahāwea Bay on Moturua Island in the Bay of Islands, confirming speculation it is one of the earliest sites of settlement in Aotearoa.

Waka Ama Sprint Nationals to be bigger than before

The 30th annual Waka Ama Sprint Championships on Lake Karāpiro this week has a record number of paddlers signing up to compete.

Distance learning offers hope for NCEA blues

The news is likely to hit hard for those who find themselves a tantilising few credits short of receiving their qualification.

Trust support for families struggling with school year start

As some families face a financial struggle after an expensie holiday period, a South Auckland budgeting service CEO says the start of the school year will send them into  financial despair.



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.

Tickets now on sale for BLUES vs CHIEFS: Pre Season Game

@Saturday, 2 February 2019, 3pm Kick Off (Kaikohe RFC Grounds, Lindvart Park, Kaikohe). General Admission: Adult $15 (18+ yrs) Junior $5 (5-17yrs) Free (0-4yrs). Grandstand Unallocated Seating: Adult/Junior $30.

Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika

@Saturday, 9 March 2019, (Kaikohe). Following on from this year's successful Kaikohekohe NZ Māori Land Wars 2nd Anniversary, held on 10 March at Northland College, planning is underway for the 2019 commemoration. The organisers are seeking interest from people who would like to be involved in the event, from roles in historic re-enactments and performances to running stalls and helping to make hangi. For more details contact Willi Maihi 09 405 2428, 021 033 4507 or email debbie.willi@slingshot.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.

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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. 

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