HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Exploring the Holistic Nature of Rongoā Māori healing 

In 2010 Dr Glenis Mark received a Ngāpuhi Education Scholarship for her PhD studies in Health Psychology through the School of Psychology at Massey University.


Toki Rau determined to stop harmful smoking across Taitokerau

An innovative Smoking Cessation Service was launched on Monday at Kerikeri, with a blessing of their new logo by Ngāpuhi kaumātua Fred Sadler. "Traditionally our people did not smoke, but now 43% of Māori women smoke - they have the highest smoking rate. It's a terrible addiction that is eating away at our people." The unified service involves Māori health providers across Taitokerau working together creating and building a movement throughout the region to strengthen their auahi kore campaigns and programmes. Northland District Health Board representative, Warren Moetara said the important role of Toki Rau Stop Smoking Services is to help whānau shape their new futures from smoking to non-smoking. Kaikohe based Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi is a key partner and supporter of Toki Rau. Stop Smoking Advisor, Kayil Toia says "smoking is killing our people and harming our communities. Toki Rau brings together a cohesive effort across Taitokerau to support whānau in their efforts to stop smoking." "The overall aim for Ngāpuhi, Taitokerau and Aotearoa is to be smokefree by 2025 - sooner would be better. Toki Rau will be of benefit to whānau and our communities." For more information about Toki Rau contact smokefreecoordinator@northlanddhb.org.nz. To contact Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi about their stop smoking programmes, call 09 405 2647. 

 


Ngāpuhi Arts Strategy: Developing a plan for the next 25 years.

Tēnā koutou katoa. Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi are working with many people including artists, whānau, hapū, marae and art organisations to develop a 25 year arts strategy for Ngāpuhi. Supported by Creative New Zealand, the project seeks to gather ideas, views, dreams and aspirations to inform the design of a strategy for Ngāpuhi arts -ngā mahi toi me ōna tikanga o Ngāpuhi to 2040.  There are two ways to participate and contribute to this strategy, through workshops and an online survey. The workshops with Ngāpuhi artists, practitioners and supporters of ngā mahi toi me ōna tikanga are being held in Kaikohe, Hokianga, Whangarei and Tāmaki Makaurau.  As spaces are limited, please contact Dorothy Waetford (Artist/Arts Strategy Coordinator) ngatoingapuhi@gmail.com or phone 0224044776 with your expression of interest.  For the online survey click on this link to provide your feedback. Please share this kaupapa with others, and follow the Ngā Toi Ngāpuhi Facebook page. Contact Dorothy if you have any questions about the strategy or survey.


Kingi Snelgar: Guiding King's College into Aotearoa

King Snelgar (Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi) is one of the new generation of Māori lawyers challenging and trying to change New Zealand's legal system.


Hapū leaders calls for input on new Porotī lake

The public must have a say in the future of a farmer's illegal dam and lake near Poroti Springs, say the Māori leaders who own the springs.


Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research's new Māori general manager want s to use science to help Māori landowners get more out of their whenua.


Māori weavers to make use of dead kiwi

Dead kiwi are being unloaded from Department of Conservation (DOC) freezers in Northland, for hapū who want to use the feathers.


Dr Pita Sharples' calling for Māori history to be taught in all New Zealand schools.


More than 900 young Māori and Pacifica are being offered a leg up into a career in the booming Auckland trades industry.


Rheumatic fever campaign kicks off in Auckland

More than half the country's rheumatic fever cases are in Auckland and a campaign from this week will try and do something about it.


Manuka honey exporter Comvita is being accused of chopping down forest on disputed Māori land, snubbing protocol, and driving small-scale beekeepers out of business.


The government says its committed to growing tikanga-based development schemes for young Māori.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Mon 20 Feb 2017, 6.30pm (Auckland Council Building, Manukau Room) & Tues 21 Feb 2017, 6.30pm (Weymouth Primary School).  Auckland Council and NZ Housing Foundation are facilitating two home buyer hui to encourage Māori whānau into home ownership opportunities. 


Ngāpuhi Mātauranga Strategy: Whānau Engagement Hui

@Wednesday 22 February, Thursday 2 March & Thursday 9 March 2017. Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi invite you to share your aspirations and ideas to inform the development of a Ngāpuhi Mātauranga/Education Strategy. Follow this link for venues/times or contact Mariao Hohaia on 0274776414.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

2017 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships

We're now accepting applications for 2017 Ngāpuhi (Tertiary) Education Scholarships. Download an application form and submit your application by Friday 31 March 2017.

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