NGĀPUHI HUI-Ā-IWI

CEO Tony Dowling warmly welcomes you to a day of whanaungatanga, kōrero and celebration at the upcoming Ngāpuhi Hui-Ā-Iwi. This year we're hosting hui in Kaikohe, Whangarei and Auckland and look forward to seeing you and your whānau. 

 

HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Training pays off for Ngāpuhi Kenpo student

We (Haelyn's whānau) wish to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi personally for the Discretionary Funding she received recently which assisted her to travel and compete at the Kenpo 5.0 Oceania Tournament.


Local iwi want to play their role in biosecurity

Local iwi must play their role in the biosecurity operation to deal with myrtle rust in their tribal regions. This from Ngāti Rehia who have been lobbying since the fungal disease was first found in Kerikeri and it appears their request has finally been agreed to.


Hokianga descendants are calling for a complete ban on commercial fishing in their harbour.


'Get out there and do it!' says 2017 Young Māori Business Leader as whānau's manuka honey business thrives

A family in job-scarce Northland who've created their own employment with a thriving mānuka honey business want to help other whānau do the same and are urging them to give it a go.


Stamps highlight constitutional documents

The 1835 He Whakaputanga Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition have been commemorated on a new series of stamps.


Claims Māori are not indigenous is disrespectful 

Ngāpuhi elder Hone Sadler refutes claims that Māori are not indigenous to New Zealand.


Accolade for Ngāti Porou Carving book

Ngarino Ellis from Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Porou has won a best first book award at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for A Whakapapa of Tradition: 100 Years of Ngāti Porou Carving 1830-1930, which was in the illustrated Non-Fiction category.

A member of Māori language body Te Mātāwai says reconnecting Māori to their birthright is at the heart of the language revival effort.


Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

A Swedish medical university is returning three Māori ancestor's remains to New Zealand.


Brisbane Kōhanga Reo first of its kind

Kōhanga Ēkara is an early childcare centre which is based in the Brisbane suburb of Eagleby. The first centre of its kind in Australia that teaches both Māori and English, the Kōhanga is also a place for parents to engage in the Māori language.


Te Reo Māori course off to good start

A series of free workshops aimed at teaching adults Te Reo Māori in a full immersion environment kicked off this month run by local group Te Puna o Te Ao Marama Trust.


Māori-speaking doll a hit for Kiwi parents

A couple's creation of Te Reo Māori speaking dolls have proved an instant hit among Kiwis with the product racing out the doors.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Saturday, 20 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, 9am-3pm (Kawakawa Pool). Special Olympics Bay of Islands is hosting a Swimming T2 Regional Event and needs volunteers. Please contact them if you can spare some time to help with the event. Contact Cori Paul on 0274550062 or Nicole Grimme 0211511105 for more information.


Te Taitokerau Māori Tourism Narrative

@Monday, 22 May to Sunday 26 May 2017, from Whangarei to Kaitaia. The Hihiaua Cultural Centre Trust has partnered with Te Puni Kōkiri to host five Māori Tourism hui in May 2017 followed by a hui-ā-rohe at Waitangi in June 2017.

@Monday, 22 May to Tuesday 23 May 2017, Kaitaia, Kerikeri & Whangarei. Learn four basic steps to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. For booking and price details contact [email protected] or phone 092780408, 021813229.


Te Orewai Te Horo Trust AGM

@Saturday, 27 May 2017, 9am Registration, 10am start (Tau Henare Marae, Pipiwai). Te Orewai Te Horo Trust Annual General Meeting is for beneficial owners/shareholders of Te Horo 2B2B2B. Everyone is invited to bring a plate. For agenda details email [email protected]


@Saturday, 10 June to Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10am-4pm (Kaikohe Memorial Hall). New beginnings for Matariki: care of self, family and community...From healers, mirimiri and herbalists to delicious nutritious food. Nau mai, piki mai, haere mai. Gold coin entry. Contact Bernie Brophy on 094053457 or 0272440379, [email protected] for more details.

@Wednesday, 9 August - Thursday, 10 August 2017, Auckland. The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) conference will reveal the extent of the threats to New Zealand and why they are happening. It will focus on what tipping points mean for resource managers, including regional, district and city councils, as well as resource-dependent industries such as tourism, farming and fishing. Importantly, it will explore solutions.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

2017 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients. We look forward to hearing about your progress, achievements and highlights.


2017 General Election

Make sure you and your whānau are enrolled and ready to vote in this year's General Election on Saturday 23 September. Find out how at www.elections.org.nz


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