Meri Kirihimete Me Ngā Mihi O Te Tau Hou


A friendly reminder that Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 and re-opening on Monday 7 January 2019.

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services and Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi offices close on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 7 January 2019.


E Mara E Pānui will resume on Thursday 17 January 2019. Thank you for your support for 2018.

Ngāpuhi athlete successful at 2018 IVF Va'a World Champs 

"In July this year I travelled to Tahiti with my team Tiare Māori to compete in the 2018 IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships. We placed 1st in the 1000m, setting a new World record for our division. We also placed 2nd in both the 500m and W12,500m. We came home with a gold and two silver medals for which we are immensely grateful and proud. I would like to thank the Rūnanga so much for the sponsorship funding which went a long way in helping me with my costs. Our coach wanted us in Tahiti two weeks before racing so we could acclimatise to the weather and water but accomodation expenses were a bit too much for me so I originally intended on going only a week before racing. With your support I could go earlier and I believe this had a big impact on my performance, so once again, I thank you very much. Ngā mihi," Te Arawa Tumai. 

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi has formed a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children, to co-design and invest in programmes.

Is this Aotearoa's next big Māori superstar?

She isn't a household name yet. But Kaaterama Pou may not be anonymous for much longer.

St Stephen's School in Bombay, south of Auckland, to re-open in 2020

20 years after it closed its doors, St Stephen's School in Bombay, southern Auckland, is set to re-open. 

Māori-Crown office open for business

The agency which sits within the Justice Ministry, consolidates several units and offices including the Crown/Māori Relations Unit, the Office of Treaty Settlements, the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) team and the Settlement Commitments Unit.

Govt signs off $1mil funds for Māori Wardens

The Māori Wardens will be focusing on developing opportunities for rangatahi in education and employment now that the government has signed off the $1mil promised in Budget 2018. 

Families turned away from Auckland City Mission due to high demand

Auckland City Mission has had to turn away hundreds of families lining up for Christmas food parcels across its three sites, as demand outstrips supply.

Taranaki hapū says new land law creates 'foundation for future'

A Waitara hapū believes a new law to freehold land previously stolen off it by the Crown will provide the group with a foundation for its future.



E Tū Kahikatea Workshop Series

@Friday, 30 November 2018 (Kerikeri) to 12 April 2019 (Waitangi). BDO Northland, in partnership with Wayfinding Leadership and Te Puni Kōkiri are bringing this workshop series across four dates in the next six months.

Tickets now on sale for BLUES vs CHIEFS: Pre Season Game

@Saturday, 2 February 2019, 3pm Kick Off (Kaikohe RFC Grounds, Lindvart Park, Kaikohe). General Admission: Adult $15 (18+ yrs) Junior $5 (5-17yrs) Free (0-4yrs). Grandstand Unallocated Seating: Adult/Junior $30.

Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika

@Saturday, 9 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-enactments 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



About Takiwā

There are 9 Takiwā and each has a nominated and elected representative on the Board of Trustees.

As outlined in the Rūnanga's Trust Deed, Takiwā means a representative group of Marae/Hapū and can also include individuals acting through their duly appointed Trustee.

Each Takiwā is governed by an executive committee, including but not limited to a chairperson, secretary and treasurer.  Takiwā also meet regularly. A list of current takiwā executive representatives are available here.

Takiwā Facebook pages

Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga 

Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā 



Northland Community Meningococcal W Vaccination Programme

New clinic vaccination drop in clinics and times are now available. Follow the Northland DHB facebook page for regular updates or visit their website to find a clinic, to get a copy of the consent form or to check out the frequently asked pātai.

UPDATE No shellfish biotoxin alerts in place for Bay of Islands & Cape Brett to Cape Wiwiki

The public health warnings for the Bay of Islands & between Cape Wiwiki and Cape Brett have been lifted.

Apply now for your 2019 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarship

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi introduced and established the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships in 2003. The overall aim of the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships is to assist students registered on the Ngāpuhi Iwi Register to:

  • Fulfil their potential for academic success
  • Encourage applicants to contribute their knowledge and skills towards the wellbeing and development of Ngāpuhi whānau, hapū and iwi.

Development Funding Opportunities

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi provide funding to assist and support Ngāpuhi marae and hapū communities achieve their development goals. The fund is delivered across three funding streams; the Hapū Development fund, Minor Capital Works fund and Major Marae Project Assistance fund. 

Te Mātāwai Te Tai Tokerau Funding round is now open

He kāhui kūaka ki te rangi, he kaupapa waka ki te moana, ko te reo Māori ia ka tau ki uta!

Te Mātawai advises that the second Te Tai Tokerau investment round is now open and it will close at midday on Wednesday 9th of January 2019.

Te Mātāwai Research Funding Opportunities 

Te Mātāwai is now requesting proposals for ten projects from its research arm, Te Mātātupu. The projects are part of our strategic agenda to build the knowledge and evidence base to support te reo Māori revitalisation in whānau and communities.

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