Success for five Ngāpuhi siblings at NZ Junior Tag Nationals 

"With five representative players from our whānau, our parents undertook a lot of fundraisers not just to get us there but to help get 120 kids there, as they coordinated the Junior Nationals campaign last year. The funding we received from the Rūnanga covered the transport for our whole family of 10 to Auckland, from Wellington, so we really couldn't have done it without your support."

Twenty-four people in academic robes -  many also wearing korowai, or traditional cloaks - proudly marched through Whangārei last Friday on their way to be capped.

Councils, iwi agree to work together for Northland

Three of Northland's four councils and most of it iwi authorities have signed an agreement they say will improve understanding between the two sides and give Northland more clout in its dealings with central government.

Northland groups off to prestigious kapa haka competition Te Matatini

Te Taitokerau will be showcased to the world through kapa haka as three groups head to Wellington to compete at the prestigious Te Matatini.

TKKM o Kaikohe "sick and tired" of waiting for govt funds

The Ministry of Education promised Te Kura Kaupapa Māori (TKKM) o Kaikohe $1.2mil in 2017 to build two new classrooms - they're yet to see a single cent.

Queue forms for Tipene revival

A group seeking to reopen the former St Stephens Māori boys' boarding school says almost 150 parents have enrolled their boys in the proposed school.

Pukana Wāhine

The pūkana of wāhine is an expression of love, according to haka exponent Hinematioro Nohotima.

Targeted funding is the only way to improve 'appalling' Māori wellbeing outcomes, the Salvation Army says.


Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika

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



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. 

More water restrictions as consumption climbs

The Far North District Council are applying new restrictions due to high rates of water consumption across the district, at the same time NIWA is predicting more dry weather during February.

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. 

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