HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS
Ngāpuhi opens new office in Whangarei
Spirits are high with yesterday’s opening of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngapuhi and Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services (NISS) new offices in Whangarei. Located in Manaia House on Rathbone St, the office will be the new home for the Whangarei-based Tai Tokerau Attendance Services and Parirau Teams.
“We have provided whānau support and services in Whangarei for a while now, says NISS General Manager Liz Marsden. This new office space allows us to continue to support whānau and tai tamariki (youth) in the Whangarei area”.
The office is co-leased with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi o Ngāpuhi, providing a strong Ngāpuhi presence and growing network of Ngāpuhi support services to whānau in and around Whangarei.
NISS Chairperson, Carol Dodd said “with our main office in Kaikohe, the Whangarei office provides a permanent base for our kaimahi to support local Ngāpuhi whānau. It also provides a space for the Rūnanga to share information on current activities and events, and local takiwā and Rūnanga Group Boards to hold meetings.
Over 50 people attended the opening and blessing of the new office, lead by Kaumātua and Kuia from local takiwā and hapū.
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HE HUINGA / EVENTS
Social Workers in Schools Tūpuna Matauranga Art Exhibition
@Monday 3 October, 9.30am powhiri to Friday 7 October 2016, 10am - 2pm in Kaikohe. The show features art work from Hokianga South-Bay of Islands students. The theme this year is Māori legends.