HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Kaitaia Squadron Cadet aspires to become a Doctor

Florince said learning about different cultures and gaining new skills supports her development and aspirations to become a general practice doctor.


Drinking water fountains project wins Hauora Māori Award

The 'Tangata I Te Tuatahi' (People First) award recognises the team of Taitokerau health professionals, including Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, Northland DHB, the Far North and Kaipara District Councils for providing 15 drinking water fountains across Northland. The project was in response to concerns about the high rate of dental decay in Taitokerau and aimed to enable our people to choose to drink more water and  'make healthy choices the easier choices'.


Kaikohe offers free Health WOF

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi in partnership with the Kaikohe Warehouse, Broadway Health, Diabetes Northland, Plunket New Zealand and Healthy Families Far North, offered free heart and blood sugar level checks to the community on Wednesday 23 November to mark Diabetes Action Month. Up to 40 people took advantage of the free health warrant-of-fitness and many came away grateful to be empowered with their personal health information. Plunket provided healthcare advice for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. 


Students from the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning have been working with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi on concepts for redeveloping a vacant site in Kaikohe, once occupied by the old Kaikohe Hotel.


Ngāpuhi swimmer Cameron Leslie has been announced winner of the 2016 Te Toihuarewa Māori Sportsperson With a Disability award for 2016


Treaty of Waitangi documents safely housed despite shaky aisles

Earthquake damage has forced the closure of the treasure house holding New Zealand's most significant official documents but it hasn't completely shaken confidence in Archives NZ remaining the keeper of the original Treaty of Waitangi.


Ngā Uri o Tuteauru aims to revive reo through Haka Wars

The Haka Wars is a competition with an aim to preserve and revive the language and customs of Ngā Uri o Tuteauru. Their six marae are using kapa haka and speech competitions as a way to embrace the Māori world.


New focus on Northland historic sites

Nine significant places in Northland are brought together under the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga banner.

People will have a new way of getting around the mid north shortly with a trial passenger service due to officially launch today in Kaikohe.


Iwi leaders arrive for Marlborough meeting

Social issues look likely to take centre stage at a national gathering of Māori leaders, who have arrived in Blenheim for a two-day conference.


Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill passage recommended

Parliament's Māori Affairs Committee has released a report on the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill with a majority recommendation that it be passed with amendments.


Iwi money sought for Hundertwasser Centre

There's a call for iwi and Māori businesses to get behind Whangarei's Hundertwasser Centre.


With a build-up likened to pregnancy, Erena Hodgkinson is ready to compete in the seventh annual Iron Māori triathlon this weekend.


Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he wants to see more Māori involvement in planning for natural disasters.


'Moana' a Disney hit but portrayal irks some in the Pacific

"Disney animated movie "Moana" debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture.


An affordable housing project set to provide 240 houses on Papamoa settlement land has been officially launched.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Meet Karena and Kasey

@Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 5pm at Cafe Malaahi, Kaikohe. Come and meet Karena and Kasey and hear the behind-the-scene stories from their TV ONE show Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy as well as hearing some other stories that have inspired their second cookbook, 'Hungry'. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Paperplus Kaikohe on 09 401 0196 for more information.

 

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