HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Ngāpuhi academic teaches engineering in China

"So far, I have taught just under half a semester at Hebei University of Science and Technology and it is going smoothly."


Local govt treatment a key concern for Māori - Davis

Frustration over dealing with local government is emerging as a common theme for Māori, Minister for Crown/Māori Relations Kelvin Davis says.


Poroti Springs water battle over as company sells land and water rights to Crown

A Whangārei hapū's battle to stop water being extracted from Poroti Springs is over after the company behind the plan sold its land and water take consents to the Crown for $7.5 million.


Māori electoral option packs in the mail

Information packs have gone out to 477,000 Māori voters as the 2018 Māori Electoral Options gets underway.


Johnson Witehira brings his indigenous design to Auckland Motorway's noise walls

Johnson Witehira (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hinekura, Ngāti Haua, NZ European) recently collaborated with local iwi to design artwork to adorn the walls of Auckland's southern motorway.


Cleaning stations will help prevent spread of kauri dieback in Northland

Innovative cleaning stations to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease are being erected at the entrances to kauri forests across the upper North Island with six set for Northland.


Fonterra offers grad pathway for Māori and Pasifika students

Fonterra has teamed up with non-profit group Tupu Toa for an internship programme for Māori and Pasifika graduates.


Major tech competition launches for Kiwi students

The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch a new digital technology championship, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology.


Age difference in Māori stroke risk

A University of Auckland study has found testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year.


Bill to recognise Māori protocols around tūpāpaku introduced

Labour MP Andrew Little introduced proposed law changes to recognise Māori protocols when dealing with the body of a Māori deceased person.


Māori housing strategy essential

A Māori housing advocate is backing a call from a United Nations committee for a national housing strategy to increase the availability of quality affordable housing to low income, Māori and Pasifika families.


The council is using drones to create 3D maps of cemeteries and will combine them with photos of the deceased to allow people to find and visit a loved one's grave - online.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Ngāpuhi Hui-Ā-Iwi 2018

@April 15, 22 & 29. Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi warmly invites you to hear highlights from the past 12 months, and share your kōrero and whakaaro on the direction of your Rūnanga. Kai and tamariki acitivities will be provided, so be sure to let all your whānau know.


Human Resources Māori Business Workshops in Taitokerau

@20-27 April 2018 (Dargaville to Kaitaia) BDO and Te Puhi Kōkiri are offering FREE four hour workshops, aimed at small to medium Māori Business Owners - What you need to know when employing staff. Venues are Kerikeri, Dargaville, Whangārei, Kaikohe and Kaitaia.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES 

Ngāpuhi Festival Feedback Survey

Did you attend Festival? We'd appreciate your feedback about what you enjoyed and what we could improve on next time. Ngā mihi.


Help save Kauri!

A new set of guidelines on how to save kauri when you're planning your trip to visit or work in area with kauri is now available on the Kauri Dieback website. 


Pou Taiao Regional Engagement Hui 2018

The Iwi Leaders group welcomes whānau to attend an engagement hui in your rohe which will provide an update of the work done by Pou Taiao.


Kōrero Mātauranga

The website and online survey are part of a national Education Conversation - Kōrero Mātauranga. The Minister of Education wants everyone with an interest in New Zealand education to complete the survey - let's talk about Education!


Crown/Māori Relations *SPECIAL HUI

@Friday 13 April, 9am (Copthorne Hotel, Hokianga) & 1.30pm (Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohekohe)

The Prime Minister has established a new Crown/Māori Relations portfolio. The consultation hui are about asking Māori how the government should construct the new Ministry, Crown Māori Relationships and what the department should deliver. Have your say on the direction and priorities of this new government portfolio. Find a hui near you.


Website Survey

We're looking to make improvements to our website - ngapuhi.iwi.nz - and would like to hear from your about how we can make the site better. The survey will only take a few minutes. Follow the link below to tell us your feedback and awesome ideas. Thanks!


Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email [email protected]