HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

 
The Board of Trustees of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi has announced the appointment of Tony Dowling (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tautahi) as Chief Executive.  "We welcome him home to the Tai Tokerau, to his Ngāpuhi iwi and Ngāti Tautahi hapū".

The final Maranga Mai - Ngāpuhi Setlement Report received by Ngāpuhi on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, seeks to achieve a united approach to settling the Ngāpuhi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi claims. The people of Ngāpuhi are invited to consider the proposals in the final Maranga Report which can be viewed at https://www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/ngapuhi/

"I can proudly acknowledge that the scholarship I received was a life source that contributed towards my successful attainment of a Bachelor Degree in Applied Social Services.


Ngāpuhi play prominent role in development of new He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti exhibition in Wellington

Ngāpuhi were well represented at the name launch on Wednesday 10 August, for the new He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti exhibition, to open in the National Library of New Zealand in early 2017. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne, joined the iwi leaders and announced that the new permanent exhibition of the nation's most important historical documents will be known as 'He Tohu'. The third exhibition document is the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition. He Tohu refers to the signatures or marks of those who signed the three documents. Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi Acting Chair Carol Dodd said Ngāpuhi are the spiritual kaitiaki of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, therefore it was important to attend and support this kaupapa. "Ngāpuhi look forward to the day when talks begin about the return of these two taonga to their rightful home in Waitangi."


The official opening ceremony for the 31st Olympic Games in Rio took place at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday 6 August, at 11am.  Over 200 athletes and officials were selected to represent Aotearoa at this year's Olympic Games, of those athletes, 50 are of Māori descent.


Enrolling deadline tomorrow for local body elections

Time is running out for Northlanders who haven't enrolled to vote in October's local body elections and the Electoral Commission is urging people to act quickly if they want to make voting easy.


Urgent iwi issues hearing to be held in October

Ngātiwai hapū and whānau will gather in Whangarei in October for an urgent hearing into issues regarding the Ngātiwai Trust Board's deed of mandate.


Auckland's future is being decided, but Māori aren't at the table

Councillors voted to move the debate for the Auckland Development Committee which includes members of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, to the Governing Body, made up of only elected representatives.


Workshops put wahine in driving seat 

The Agri Women's Development Trust wants to help women understand how Māori land they have a stake in are run.


Papakura Marae goes mobile

A South Auckland marae has entered the realm of cyberspace. Te Marae o Papakura launched an app that tells the story of the urban marae facility. 


Manurewa Marae will open its doors next week to shelter the homeless.  230 volunteers and service providers of the Whakapiki Ora programme ran through their final inductions before the work gets underway.

A well-known flax weaver from Te Whakatōhea, Tangimoe Clay claims that the traditional use of kete to collect food is rarely seen today.


Hui rings alarm on manuka honey prices

Opportunities abound in honey production, but the risks are there as well. Sweet manuka flowers, but a conference has heard that there may be not as sweet a story in the possibly unsustainable rapid rise in the price of manuka honey.  

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.


Free bus from Whangarei to Massey University's Open Day at Albany 

@Saturday 20 August 2016. The bus is leaving from the Bank Street bus depot in Whangarei at 7.45am - returning at 5pm.  Other collection points are the Ruakaka roundabout by the GAS station at 8.05am and the corner of SH1 and SH12 Brynderwyns at 8.30am. Register here or email r.sulman@massey.ac.nz and c.tepaa@massey.ac.nz for more information.


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.

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