Ngāpuhi brothers represent Taitokerau Touch U12

"Kia ora. We just wanted to report that our boys were able to win GOLD at the Northern IPS Touch Tournament held in January. They were able to beat North Harbour in the final after going into extra time and playing a drop off to win 4-3. We are all very proud and want to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for helping us get our boys, Jordan-Lee and Henare, to the competition." Na Jason and Rachel Parangi

Kura Kaupapa graduates make their mark at Matatini

There is a new wave of kapa haka groups making their mark. With former Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori students leading the way.

Taitokerau network sets up Māori businesses and professionals

A new service for established and start-up Taitokerau Māori businesses and others who work or have links with them has been set up and is holding its first "let's meet" meeting in March.

Kaihu School pays for all pupils to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease

Kaihu Valley School principal Sonia Simeon was upset when she realised her 16 pupils - all Māori and all deemed high risk - would not be eligible for free meningococcal vaccinations despite an outbreak of the deadly disease.

High emotions as 'Aunty Joe' awarded for reconnecting young Northlanders with Māori culture

A Northland man wept as he described a woman reconnecting young people with their Māori culture as a great leader who's making huge changes in their lives.

Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis comes bearing gifts for the Far North

Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis was in Kaitaia on Wednesday to announce grants of $8.2 million from the government's Provincial Growth Fund for five Far North projects.

Māori boarding schools "still relevant" - Hato Paora principal

It's been almost six months into Nathan Mathews' new role as principal at Hato Paora College and he says he is pleased with the progress the school is making since taking on the role last September.

How this single mum went from starting her car with a fork to her dream job

Feeling lost with no-one else to turn to, Whānau Ora provided support and encouragement to Monique when she was going through a tough time in her life.

Parts of Northland were doused with rain over the weekend, providing a brief reprieve from summer's big dry, but a strict fire ban remains in place across the whole region.


Ministry of Transport: North Auckland Line Hui

@Wednesday, 6 March 2019,  5-8pm (Otiria Marae, Moerewa), Thursday, 7 March 2019, 5-8pm (Whangārei Terenga Paraoa Marae, Whangārei) and Friday, 8 March 2019, 5-8pm (Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae, Te Hana). The purpose of the hui is to seek the views of Taitokerau about the viability of enhanced rail services to and from Northland, including potential passenger services and tourism opportunities. For catering purposes RSVP to Sarah Royle 0220 131 801 or s.royle@transport.govt.nz or contact Deborah Harding 021 714 254, deb@hardingconsultancy.nz for all other enquiries. 

Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika

@Saturday, 9 March 2019, (Kaikohe). Following on from last 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

Kura Whakarauora ki Kaikohe

@15-17 March 2019, (TKKM Kaikohe)Are you passionate about revitalising te reo Māori? Do you want to learn how to develop a language plan to help revitalise te reo Māori within your whare, whānau, marae, workplace or community? Go to the website to register for the fun and practical workshop based wānanga.



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.

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Apply now for a 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. 

Marae Digital Connectivity

Marae Digital Connectivity is a multi-agency initiative to help more Marae connect to the internet. This opportunity is available for rural Marae in four regions, including Taitokerau. For more information visit the Te Puni Kōkiri website, email maraeconnectivity@mbie.govt.nz or call Jo Taite, Regional Partnerships, Te Puni Kōkiri 027 229 9431. 

Launch of the new Tiaki Wai Fund

Te Wai Māori Trust has launched the new Tiaki Wai Fund for 2019. This fund is targeted towards small-scale freshwater fisheries and freshwater fisheries habitat projects led by iwi and hapū. For more information please refer to their website.

2019 Omapere Taraire E & Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust Education Scholarships - Now Open

The aim of the education scholarships is to assist and support descendants of ORT achieve academic success. These scholarships are available to all descendants of registered ORT shareholders and beneficiaries. 

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