Tag World Cup an experience of a lifetime

"It was an experience of a lifetime - thanks to Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi". Kia ora, na Eruera Joseph Taingariu Kaio.

Toilets on Russell wharf: 'We're saying no' - tangata whenua

A controversial plan to revamp the historic Russell wharf with a cafe and toilets is set to gain final sign-off within a fortnight.

Measles outbreak: What you need to know

The incredibly infectious disease has infected more than 40 people in New Zealand this year, with that number expected to rise.

Māori advisors sideline in health policy action

Meanwhile, a new study has found Māori and Pasifika leaders on government health advisory groups feel marginalised.

Migrant students share their love for Māori culture

Non-Māori learning te reo Māori are delving deeper into wider aspects of Māori culture. Māori tertiary institutions are serving them well.

Mahuta to promote indigenous ties and perspectives in Chile

Promoting indigenous and business links between New Zealand and Chile will be the focus of Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta during a trip to Chile, where she has been invited to be the keynote speaker at a women's indigenous conference this week.

Entrenching Māori seats in parliament 'a question of equality'

The Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill, in the name of Labour's Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene, would entrench Māori seats, requiring a 75 percent majority of Parliament to abolish them.

Māori heading for retirement could be in more dire circumstances than their Pākehā counterparts, but their plight is being overlooked.


Kura Whakarauora ki Kaikohe

@15-17 March 2019, (TKKM Kaikohe). Are you passionate about revitalising te reo Māori? Do you want to learn how to develop a language plan to help revitalise te reo Māori within your whare, whānau, marae, workplace or community? Go to the website to register for the fun and practical workshop based wānanga.



About Takiwā

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is governed by a board of 9 trustees, elected triennially from nine Takiwā.

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 a 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. 

Marae Digital Connectivity

Marae Digital Connectivity is a multi-agency initiative to help more Marae connect to the internet. This opportunity is available for rural Marae in four regions, including Taitokerau. For more information visit the Te Puni Kōkiri website, email maraeconnectivity@mbie.govt.nz or call Jo Taite, Regional Partnerships, Te Puni Kōkiri 027 229 9431. 

Launch of the new Tiaki Wai Fund

Te Wai Māori Trust has launched the new Tiaki Wai Fund for 2019. This fund is targeted towards small-scale freshwater fisheries and freshwater fisheries habitat projects led by iwi and hapū. For more information please refer to their website.

2019 Omapere Taraire E & Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust Education Scholarships - Now Open

The aim of the education scholarships is to assist and support descendants of ORT achieve academic success. These scholarships are available to all descendants of registered ORT shareholders and beneficiaries. 

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