"On behalf of Kairangi and Anahera, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the Runanga for the financial support they have received this year to assist them in competing in the Trans-Tasman Cup in Sydney early this year.

He Tohu exhibition hui 

Ngapuhi were well represented at the naming launch of the new He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti exhibition 'He Tohu due to open in the National Library of New Zealand in early 2017. On the 25th of August representatives from the exhibition project team attended a Kaumatua and Kuia hui in Kaikohe to inform and update them about the exhibition. A successful partnership with Maori about this kaupapa is critical. "It means that the Maori side of the story is clearly evident in the exhibition, and Maori are confident that He Tohu has been developed in accordance with tikanga."

Ngapuhi swimmer Cameron Leslie wins gold in Rio

Ngapuhi swimmer Cameron Leslie has won gold in the 150m individual medley SM4 final at the Rio Paralympics with a world record time of 2.23.12

Select committee hears strong opposition to Te Ture Whenua bill

The Maori Affairs Select committee heard some strong submissions on Tuesday about Te Ture Whenua bill - including from lawyers who believe the legislation won't solve governance issues over Maori land. All of the submitters agreed that at this stage the bill isn't fit for purpose and they would rather wait until more amendments are made before it goes any further.

Call for institutional racism investigation

Former government minister Dame Tariana Turia is calling for an investigation into institutional racism in the public sector.

When New Zealand was colonised in the 1800s, the ancient Maori practice of moko kauae - or sacred female facial tattooing - began to fade away. Now the art form is having a resurgence. Here's what it means to stamp your identity on your face.

Stronger whanau needed to tackle violence

The chair of the North Island Whanau Ora commissioning agency Te Pou Matakana says the government's new domestic violence strategy overlooks the role whanau must play in addressing the issue.

Indigenous Rights Declaration proving useful

It was nine years on Tuesday, since the passing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Maori health providers scrutinised more closely

Maori health advocates suspect Maori health providers are subjected to more rigorous criteria than DHBs, despite assurance from the Ministry of Health that this isn't the case.

Pipiwharauroa promises spring for Ngai Takoto

Far north iwi Ngai Takoto marked the start of spring with a walk around Lake Ngatu on Wednesday.

The Iwi Collective Partnership of 14 Iwi tribes is backing Te Ohu Kaimoana's decision to continue court action given the Government's rejection of an iwi compromise over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.

The number of empty homes in Auckland and nationwide should get filled immediately with families. This is the message from members of the Tamaki community as they prepare to pitch their tents outside those homes tonight.

Whai Rawa success for all

Ngai Tahu is celebrating the success of its Whai Rawa programme, which helps members save for first home deposits, tertiary education or a more comfortable retirement.

Iwi are seen as critical in stopping new efforts to strip mine New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.



2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.

Proposed Maori Land Service Wananga

Wananga will be held from the 19th September, at a range of venues across the country. Follow this link for more information, dates/times and venues.

@Tuesday 20 September 2016, 9am at Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohe. The Iwi Collective and Te Ture Whenua Maori Iwi Leader Groups will report on the project outcomes of Landlocked Maori Land within a 50km radius of Kaikohe as discussed at the initial hui held 10 August.  

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.

@Saturday 8 October 2016, 10am-4pm, Kaikohe Memorial Hall. The 'Lighting the Way' Natural Health Expo has something for everyone with up to 30 natural health professionals, from artists and a kids corner to romiromi.  Contact Bernie Trophy 09 4053457, 0272440379 or email berniesoulwithin@gmail.com for more information.  There is a gold coin entry fee.

Hope for the Homeless

@Saturday 15 October, 5pm to Sunday 16 October, 8am. Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust invites you to experience one night of homelessness. Join them as they sleep-out on the Canopy Bridge at Whangarei's Town Basin.  For registration, sponsorship and donation information contact Ange Tepania on 09 430 8098, 0274083298 or email ange@emergencyhousing.org.nz



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.

Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org