HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

"My son and I are very grateful for your sponsorship."

 


The event manager of the Ngāpuhi Festival is blown away by the calibre of entries for a competition that will see the winner perform with R&B and soul singer Aaradhna.


Andrew Little holds hui to hear from Ngāpuhi hapū

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations will hold six hui this week to listen to hapū views on the Ngāpuhi settlement.


Waiora cast aim to spark discussion on suicide

Whangārei Girls and Boys High Schools have produced a new version of the play Waiora by Hone Kouka.


Far North Māori games expert Harko Brown and his daughter Yves Tennessee have released a book on traditional practices.


Scholarships to AUT give four Northlanders chance to eventually assist their hapū

Four young Northlanders have received scholarships aimed at supporting Māori to gain qualifications that will assist in the growth of their hapū.

Kauri die-back is killing our forest giants from Bay of Plenty to the Far North. The fungal disease is creeping ever closer to the oldest, most majestic trees like Tane Mahuta in Northland's Waipoua Forest.


Inquiry slams Ministry of Health, local councils for systematic failure on water standards

Controversy looms as the Government considers universal treatment of drinking water through measures such as chlorination.


Māori tourism seeks a bigger slice of the tourism pie

In his first major speech to the industry last month, new tourism minister Kelvin Davis said the visitor market offered immense opportunities for Māori looking for places to invest post-treaty settlements. 


Teachers have been wrestling with the question of mātauranga Māori or Māori knowledge and how it can be brought into the classroom.


A new Māori language board game has been created to encourage Te Reo usage and help people strengthen their language skills.

A culturally-adapted parenting programme for Māori families has increased parents' confidence, reduced conflict between partners and improved children's behaviour.


Leadership programme designer wins Queen's Youth Award

Te Taitokerau's Ezekiel Raui is one of the winners of the Queen's Young Leaders Awards.


Deloitte's Top 10 Māori organisations: let's celebrate their success

Established in 1990 to rank New Zealand's largest businesses, the Deloitte Top 200 Awards include a category recognising Māori organisations that have conributed to a Māori economy valued at approximately $50 billion.


It's been 11 years now since the broadcast of the infamous Fiat commercial in Italy, which used elements of the haka, Ka mate. Huata, a nationally-acclaimed Te Matatini poi judge, says she hopes the poi does not face the same fate.


Brothers and bandmates Henry and Lewis de Jong, 17 and 15 respectively, were brought up on two things: Māori culture and metal music.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

WAIORA The Homeland

@6-10 December 2017, 7pm (The Hall Theatre). Whangārei Girls' High School presents the 'Return Season' of WAIORA The Homeland by Hone Kouka, music by Hone Hurihanganuia. Special matinee on Sunday 10 December, 1pm. Tickets are $15 and $10. For booking details phone 09 430 4460.


He Pānui: Myrtle Rust Update

@8 December 2017, 12-3pm (Whitiora Marae, Te Tii). Ngāti Rehia invites all Ngāpuhi whānau and hapū who are kaitiaki in their rohe to attend the hui. The Ministry of Primary Industries will be providing an update on the Myrtle Rust plant disease.


Takou Marae Fundraiser: Māori Kai Festival

@Friday 5 January 2018 (Takou Bay Campground). Takou Marae komiti are holding a Māori Kai Festival - an alcohol, drug & smoke-free event - to fundraise for the new marae Mataatua ki Takou. There will be mussel, fish and hangi stations plus much more. Other fundraising activities include waka rides up Takou river. For further information contact Alex Rameka [email protected] or Nora Rameka [email protected] or phone 09 4077762, 021 1512924.


Ngāpuhi Festival 2018 is coming to Whangārei!

@Saturday, 27 January 2018. Tell all your friends and whānau to join us at Toll Stadium in Whangārei. They'll be over 100 food, craft and information stalls, FREE rides for tamariki, and a new youth zone with heaps of fun and interactive games and activities. We're excited that the award winning RnB and soul singer AARADHNA will be performing many of her old and new favourites. Everyone's favourite roots reggae band PAUA will also be joining us in Whangārei, and the sweet melodies and humour of the MODERN MĀORI QUARTET will keep us entertained well into the evening. Further announcements of awesome entertainment will be released over the coming weeks and months. NZ's premier Iwi Arts Exhibition, Toi Ngāpuhi will be back, showcasing Ngāpuhi and Māori arts and artisits. Entry to this world, class exhibition is FREE. We'll also be live video-streaming to the world and onto  the giant LCD screen at festival. You might see yourself on TV! Check out ngapuhifestival.com and facebook.com/ngapuhifestival for more information.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

Public Health Warning: Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish on the west coast of the North Island in the Taranaki, Waikato, Auckland and Northland coastal regions, from Lower Kina Road south of Oakura northward to Tauroa Reef Point.


2017-2018 Wai Ora Fund - Apply Now

Wai Māori administers and distributes this contestable fund to enable Māori to develop expertise to advance their interests in freshwater fisheries through development, research and education.


2018 Census Job Opportunities: Team Leaders and Field Officers

Stats NZ are getting ready to run the next census. To carry out the 2018 Census, they have partnered with Madison Recruitment, who will be hiring people around the country for temporary assignments of varying length from January to May 2018.


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!


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