HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Ngāpuhi netball player competes at Netfest Gold Coast  

"Thank you for your awhi and financial support in helping me attend the competition."


Archive Exhibition Project e-pānui 6: He Tohu exhibition mauri stones laid in moving, ancient ceremony 

Another significant cultural milestone has been reached with the laying of mauri stores in the new He Tohu document room within the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, in Wellington. On Tuesday 29 November, at first light, a small group of Ngāpuhi, manawhenua and He Tohu project members witnessed an ancient and sacred ceremony involving karanga, karakia, whaikōrero and waiata.


No respect for Māori custodians, tribunal told

The Māori custodians of Poroti Springs near Whangarei have told the Waitangi Tribunal they've been treated with contempt for years, by local councils and the Environment Court.


Ngāti Hau elders marched into the head office of Citibank in Auckland city on Wednesday in a bid to stop Evolution Mining Ltd's gold exploration programme on Puhipuhi Mountain.


A record number of Māori medical students are graduating from the University of Otago including Reuben Bennett (Ngāpuhi), a junior doctor at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals.  As a Māori doctor he was able to provide something for Māori patients that they may not be able to get from anyone else.


There will always be food on the stove, things to do, help to be given, but most of all Kaitaia's new youth space is a place where young people can relax, feel safe and simply chill.


Iwi powerhouses: $6 billion asset base growing

Eight post-settlement iwi have nearly $6 billion of assets, with Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Whātuā Ōrākei making 14 per cent and 16 per cent annually from their valuable investment base.


Unique cultural initiative to test Northland tourism market

This summer Otuihau Falls will be the location for a pilot Māori tourism venture which has been eight years in the process.


Anti-bullying app launched in pre-school

An anti-bullying app for pre-school children has just been released and the first to try it out were children at an Auckland pre-school. The Moe book app aims to teach kids about bullying using an interactive story and game.


News that more than 70% of marae all over New Zealand could be at risk of being shut down or demolished because of new earthquake legislation has raised a  lot of questions for Iwi nationwide.

Education Minister Hekia Parata's retirement is just one of many changes to our government leadership. We wanted to know what people thought about where Māori education stands and whether the current government has made any gains for Māori education. 


Marae dealing with the headache of insurance

Marae are struggling to find funding to make their marae earthquake compliant and this follows on from a legislation that was passed earlier this year.


Treaty settlements could represent a new form of colonisation by ignoring Māori tikanga and legal traditions, according to a new book by someone who has been immersed in the process.

The world's first bilingual animated movie from New Zealand could be set to hit the screen by 2020.


Ready for Mahi online help for disabled

Disability support service Te Roopu Taurima has launched a free e-learing resource to support disabled people to get ready for work.


The next generation of Māori games can now create their own digital environments through Te Reo Māori coding tutorials for the Minecraft computer game.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Meet Karena and Kasey

@Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 5pm at Cafe Malaahi, Kaikohe. Come and meet Karena and Kasey and hear the behind-the-scene stories from their TV ONE show Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy as well as hearing some other stories that have inspired their second cookbook, 'Hungry'. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Paperplus Kaikohe on 09 401 0196 for more information.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

2017 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships

We're now accepting applications for 2017 Ngāpuhi (Tertiary) Education Scholarships. Download an application form and submit your application by Friday 31 March 2017.

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