HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

"The tour was of benefit to our players, they were great ambassadors for NZ, for Ngāpuhi and for rugby.


The site of Kaikohe's former historic hotel will feature in a university challenge with quiz master Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi hoping for some creative answers.


Te Tai Tokerau Police and Pakanae Marae welcomed two Police College graduates to the Mid North on August 15. Two officers who had recently moved to the area, their families, police support staff and senior officers accompanied the new recruits.


Wharawhara MAC's latest make-up artist

A 24-year old up-and-coming Māori makeup artist is living one of her lifelong dreams working for MAC at this year's New Zealand Fashion Week.  Maia Wharawhara (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) is excelling at her craft and takes us behind the catwalk of the biggest event so far in her career.


Pou stands for Māori discontent

Ngātiwai whānau gathered as a pou was erected at Mimiwhangata to protest proposed marine legislation.


High Tech Youth, one of New Zealand's largest after-school cyber learning programmes, is aiming to fill all vacant technology and ICT jobs by 2020 with Māori and Pasifika youth in their training programmes.


NZ Cancer Society's stark warning to Māori

Māori need to change their perspective if they want to address the disproportionately high rate of Māori dying from cancer.  This from the NZ Cancer Society who say Māori are dying at higher rates than Pākehā because they're not getting checked early enough.


Iwi chairs support new framework for reducing youth offending

A Law Foundation-backed project is helping the National Iwi Chairs Forum develop a new basis for interacting with the state to achieve better outcomes for young Māori offenders.


Push to enrol 250k unregistered Kiwis

A quarter of a million Kiwis aren't enrolled to vote in this year's local body elections, prompting a push to get them on the roll before it's too late.


Three out of 10 Kiwis in Aussie are unhappy about racism and discrimination they are facing.


Nominations for the Independent Māori Statutory Board closed on 23 August, but things are heating up as urban Māori say their two-seat allocation is inequitable and will no longer be tolerated.

A young mother who was homeless as a teenager says young people need to be better prepared so they don't end up with nowhere to live.


Growing Ngāti Whātua leaders

The Ngāti Whātua Tertiary Summit is an aspiration education event which brings together Ngāti Whātua secondary students, alumni and leaders to advance Ngāti Whātua.


Engaged couple Jade Mumford and Reuben Mackey are about to become boat people - not as refuges, but to get into the Auckland housing market.


Sick river, sick town, sick system

The chair of the Takitimu District Māori Council says the campylobacter outbreak affecting Havelock North reflects bad water management practices throughout the region.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.


AGM Te Whiu Hapū Incorporated and Hui-a-Hapū for Te Wahineiti

@Saturday 3 September 2016, 9.30am start at Tauwhara Marae.  For more information contact Te Rau Arena terau.arena@icloud.com    


Social Workers in Schools Tūpuna Matauranga Art Exhibition

@Thursday 29 - Friday 30 September 2016, 9am - 2pm in Kaikohe.  The show features art work from Hokianga South-Bay of Islands students.  The theme this year is Māori legends.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Major Marae Project Assistance Funding 

Major Marae Project Assistance Funding is available by application, to support the physical development and completion of in-progress major marae projects. To apply, contact our Hapū Development Co-ordinator to discuss your project. Completed applications must be received by 1 November 2016.


2016 Takiwā Elections

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is governed by board of 9 trustees, elected from nine Takiwā.  Takiwā hold elections on a three-yearly cycle to elect their Trustee, Proxy Trustee and Executive Committee (Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer). Have your say in your Takiwā's elections this year, and make your vote count. For more information visit the Elections information page.
Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org