HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

New role for Ngāpuhi graduate at Victoria University 

"I was a member of the 2014 pool of successful applicants for a Ngāpuhi Tertiary Scholarship, and I would like to thank you for supporting my studies as I am not only graduating next month, but I have also gained a role at Victoria University of Wellington."


Ngāpuhi lead historic ceremonial procession 

The founding constitutional documents that shape our nation were moved in the early hours of Saturday, 22 April to their new home. Ngāpuhi leaders, kaumātua and kuia led the ceremonial procession, accompanying the 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni, 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition from Archives New Zealand to the National Library of New Zealand. Chief Archivist Marilyn Little said that the new secure environment will preserve the documents for up to 500 years. "It will be a place for learning and discussion." The uplifting of the three taonga was a historical event that symbolised the role of Ngāpuhi as the spiritual kaitiaki of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and reflected their relationship with the Crown and the iwi leaders partner group. The Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs, said, "We are all connected to these important documents, they are living documents for all New Zealanders."

  

   

 


Hundreds attend dawn service at Auckland Museum

The annual service began with an opening Karanga by Ngāti Whātua's Celeste Hawke. This was followed by one of the most poignant moments of the service, where veterans marched to the forecourt of the museum, wearing an array of medals and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for us.


Te Mahurehure Marae hosted their own ANZAC commemorations attended by the young and old. Rangatahi were asked what they knew about the day and a veteran spoke about what he would like rangatahi to know about ANZAC. 


Former Vietnam veteran, Kingi Taurua is urging more Māori to support their local RSA through donations to ensure the continuation of an important part of New Zealand history.

Four of the eight recipients of this year's Ngarimu scholarships have strong links with the Far North.


Northland welcome for Lions teams

The British and Irish Lions squad will witness a haka where Māori chiefs first signed New Zealand's's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi.


Minister seeks unity and resolve on reo revival

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has brought forward the timetable for Te Mātāwai to come up with its strategy for reinvigorating the Māori language.


Māori miss out on Internet promise

A new study of digital inclusion has found Māori and Pasifika people, along with those on low incomes, sole parents, rural dweller and people with disabilities are least likely to be connected to the internet.


University of Auckland researchers say the number of older Māori needing care on a more than daily basis could increase by more than 200 percent over the next decade.


Kaumātua blames local farms for Waiotahe pipi bed population

Te Upokorehe, an iwi in the Bay of Plenty District, is devastated the Waiotahe pipi beds are polluted with e-coli bacteria.


High hopes for Māori medicine exports

A Tokoroa beneficiary and solo mother of six is aiming to turn her life around, and the lives of others, by exporting traditional Māori medicine.


'Damning' rivers and lakes report: Nitrogen levels rising, fish threatened

Another major stocktake has painted a grim picture of New Zealand's freshwater environment, showing that nitrogen levels are rising and three-quarters of monitored native fish species are nearing extinction.


For the first time the Tai Rawhiti region are seeing some positive health results for Māori babies. There is a decrease in unnecessary hospital visits.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Monday, 1 May to Sunday 7 May 2017, Red Shield Appeal. The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders. For more information contact Robin Raymond, Territorial Media Officer 0212703683 or 048026269 ext 24274.

@Monday, 22 May to Sunday 26 May 2017, from Whangarei to Kaitaia. The Hihiaua Cultural Centre Trust has partnered with Te Puni Kōkiri to host five Māori Tourism hui in May 2017 followed by a hui-ā-rohe at Waitangi in June 2017.

 

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He Tohu permanent exhibition of documents that shape our nation, set to open to public in the National Library of New Zealand on 20 May 2017.

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