HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

"At the end of the tournament all NZ selections were announced and I was selected for the 2018 NZ  Netball A team."


Traditional Māori flensing underway for humpbacks

A nationally-acclaimed specialist in traditional whale flensing says that more iwi need to initiate protocol around procedures for whale strandings nationwide.


Bay of Islands College students to put Māori on global map

Students from Bay of Islands College are heading to Europe next month to experience the continent's culture and history while sharing their own culture at airports, on a cruise ship and even at Disneyland Paris.


Iwi leaders say they wil go to court over Māori freshwater rights

Iwi leaders have told the government they'll see them in court over Māori rights to freshwater.


Tasha Hohaia, who lives in Auckland, says that there's definitely a need to have a separate conversation for city-dwelling Ngāpuhi.


An expert on the Māori lunar calendar or maramataka is using traditional knowledge to help connect with at risk rangatahi.


Tourism hotspots are struggling to cope with growth, especially during the peak summer season, and with international visitor numbers forecast to hit 5.1 million by 2024 there were concerns at how the industry might cope.


Hokianga repair cafe gets good response

"A Repair Cafe is a way of reducing consumption, saving money, increasing social interactions and reducing the amount of material that ends up in our landfills."


The maramataka is the Māori lunar calendar. These calendars were used by our Māori and Pacific ancestors for thousands of years and were responsible for their survival wherever they journeyed through the Pacific.


Study under way into link between science and mātauranga Māori at Whakarewarewa

Scientists will be descending on the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley over the next two years as part of an in-depth investigation linking the science with mātauranga Māori.


A new app, Kaakarimata Koorero, has launched for anyone daring enough to take the challenge to climb the 1,349 steps of the Hākarimata track, located outside Ngaruawahia.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika o Kaikohekohe

@Saturday 9-10 March 2019 (Kaikohe). Following on from this year's successful Kaikohekohe NZ Māori Land Wars 2nd Anniversary, held on 10 March at Northland College, planning is underway for the 2019 commemoration. The organisers are seeking interest from people who would like to be involved in the event, from roles in historic re-enactiments and performances to running stalls and helping to make hangi. For more details contact Willi Maihi 09 405 2428, 021 033 4507 or email debbie.willi@slingshot.co.nz

 

TAKIWĀ ELECTIONS 

2018 Annual General Meeting and Election for Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki te Tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau

@Saturday 8 September 2018, 10am (Ngā Kawai Maha, Russell Road, Manurewa). Nominations have closed. The Takiwā Election Fact Sheet is available from Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi offices and can also be downloaded from the website.


2018 Annual General Meeting and Election for Taiāmai ki te Marangai

@Wednesday 29 August 2018, 6pm (Tauwhara Marae, Whakataha Road, Waimate North ). Notice of Candidates for Taiāmai ki te Marangai. There will be. an election for the Trustee position. The Takiwā Election Fact Sheet and Trustee voting form are available from Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi offices and can also be downloaded from the website.


2018 Annual General Meeting and Election for Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā

@Saturday 18 August 2018, 10am (Te Piringatahi o te Maungarongo Marae, Massey, Auckland). Notice of Candidates for Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā. There will be an election for the Proxy Trustee position. The Takiwā Election Fact Sheet and Proxy Trustee voting form are available from Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi offices and can also be downloaded from the website.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES 

Public Health Warning - Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish, Bay of Islands

The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Islands, extending to the outer heads between Cape Wiwiki to Cape Brett.


Masters scholarship in kauri dieback research

The Bio-Protection Research Centre is seeking expressions of interest from candidates interested in undertaking a Master of Science focusing on factors that influence the growth and survival of Phytophthora agathidicida in fragmented kauri forests.


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