HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

2016 TRAION Annual Report & AGM

We're pleased to present our 2016 Annual Report, highlighting the performance, successes and achievements of the 12 month period ending 30 June 2016. We also notify that our 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 29 October at Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.  The notice and agenda is available here.


Six-year-old prodigy sets sights high after stunning hole-in-one

At just six years old, Anahera Koni (Ngāpuhi discretionary funding recipient) has already done what many golfers can only dream of.


Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson has made headway with the country's largest iwi as it moves one step closer to settlement.


The St Stephen's and Queen Victoria schools trust board has announced a new scholarship to help secondary school students in financial need, but an old boy of St Stephen's says that while it is commendable, their focus should be on reopening the schools.


Bring back the voice of kaumātua

One voice for Māori elders across the Auckland region, that's the vision of kaumātua who met on Tuesday in an attempt to reclaim traditional leadership among their people.


Mixed reaction from iwi as Statoil halts oil exploration

There's been a mixed reaction from Māori communities to Statoil ending sea oil exploration in the Far North. Despite a constant campaign of protest against the giant oil company's intention, some iwi leaders are sad to see them go. 


More than 300 people from across Aotearoa New Zealand attended this year's National Māori Housing Conference hosted by Tauranga


Tupu Toa initiative a game-changer for Māori and Pastifica students

A new initiative, launched in Auckland today, will assist Māori and Pacifika tertiary students. Tupu Toa will provide paid internships with some of Aotearoa's leading corporates and will provide early-career support to Māori and Pacifika leaders.


Social investment tested on Mangere kids

Meanwhile, the Manukau Urban Māori Authority is slamming a Government attempt to test its social investment theory on Mangere families.


Jade-carving school proposed as part of pounamu partnership with China

A satellite jade carving school is being investigated for Hokitika as part of a new venture between the Beijing-based Chinese Jade Culture and Research Association and Ngāti Waewae-Owned Wae Wae Pounamu.


Potential link between youth unemployment and suicide - Researcher

Migrants filling spaces at entry level jobs is partly why 75,000 youth under 25 are unemployed, unengaged and doing nothing, according to a new Salvation Army report. It's also believed the lack of jobs could be contributing to the increase in suicide numbers for this age group.


Te Whare a Maui a place for Māori innovation

Māori innovators now have a new place to go for support. Callaghan Innovation today opened Te Whare a Maui - The Māori Innovation Hub at its Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt.


The government will raise the age to leave state care from 17 to 21. Tupua Ulrich who grew up in state care, says the government needs to ensure it provides the right services to those aged 17 and not treat them as cases that require crisis management.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi AGM 2016

@Saturday 29 October, Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.


Seven Marathons in Seven Days: Raising Awareness about Sexual Violence

@23 - 29 October, The start/finish of the 6km MASSIVE 7-Seven course is 65 Broadway (Old Kaikohe Hotel). The official start time is 1pm Sun 23 October. Phone Mike Shaw 021842302 for more information.  


Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium

@26 & 27 October, Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae, NorthTec Raumanga Campus, Whangarei. Massey University in collaboration with NorthTec, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and Ngātiwai Education invite you to attend the Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium. The Symposium seeks to invigorate research activity in Te Tai Tokelau by exploring possibilities for future research collaboration on community/hapū/iwi-identified issues as we engage with the continuous journey of searching and researching for knowledge. Community members and students attend free. Register here.


Te Roopu Kapa Haka o te Kura o Moerewa Fundraiser

@Friday, 4 November 2016, Otiria Marae, 5pm.  The whakatau is at 5pm and the kapa haka performance starts at 5.30pm. The $25 tickets also include a three course meal (yummy soup, hangi and steam pudding with custard/cream). Txt or call 0211817176 for tickets. The tamariki will be showcasing their very special bracket for the Taitokerau Regional Kapa Haka comps in Kaitaia on Saturday 12 November.

 

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.

Marae throughout Northland are being offered input and partnership from the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to develop their own 'marae preparedness plans'.

The Mihinare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships are for Māori secondary schools students who demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities/potential and a satisfactory educational background, and who will benefit from additional financial support for their secondary schooling. The closing date for applications is 1 November 2016.


Update your registration details so we can keep you informed of important information and events

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