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.


Scholarship for PhD studies greatly appreciated

Rau rangatira mā, katahi ka nui te mihi mahana ki a koutou mō tō koutou manaaki mai ki ahau.


Tūhoronuku ready to work with hapū

Tūhoronuku says it's ready to accept the recommendations of the Maranga Mai report.


Ngā Manu Kōrero 2016 winners

Many schools from throughout the country headed home after the successful completion of Ngā Manu Kōrero in Whangarei. 


Matauri kura true green

A Northland Māori immersion school has achieved a 5 Green Star rating in the latest list released for World Green Building Week, marking it as one of the most sustainable in the country.

Mangere youth are preparing themselves to stand out among speakers from all over New Zealand this week. The Māori Women's Welfare League's 64th conference is coming back to Auckland for fourth time at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Mangere.


Iwi chairman frustrated passing of $6.2m settlement delayed

The chairman of a Northland iwi group while he is frustrated the passing of the iwi's $6.2 million settlement was abandoned, he wished the Government would have gone into extended hours so the third reading was not delayed.


A new precedent for hapū settlements?

A spat over treaty settlements has seen insults hurled in Parliament, but points at a wider issue around the role of hapū in settlements.


Wahine leadership continues to grow

Wahine Māori are being encouraged to seek leadership roles in the public and private sectors as executives, directors and governors.


Mood of the Boardroom: Time to refresh growth agenda

The Government's Business Growth Agenda has produced short term results but some CEOs are questioning whether it will be successful in the long term.


Older, stoic patients suffering in silence with hip and knee operations falling behind

New Research shows the many millions the government's investing to fund more hip and knee replacements is struggling to keep pace with our growing ageing population.


Treating skin infections with topical creams "lazy doctoring" - Dr O'Sullivan

A study by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) shows that an increase in incidences of serious skin infections coincides with an increase of dispensing the antibiotic cream used to treat it.


Within minutes of walking into her first high-school physics class Amelia Unufe felt like an outsider.


An interactive software programme teaching whaikōrero has been launched on social media.  Software designer William Poutu says it's aimed at anyone who wants to learn, but it's receiving mixed reactions from Māori youth to traditionalists.


Teen's mission to confront suicide earns trip to Silicon Valley

A Christchurch teenager's courage in confronting suicide has earned her a trip to Silicon Valley in San Francisco.


Disney stops selling kids' tattoo' costume promoting new film Moana after 'brownface' racism claims.

 

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.


2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.


Proposed Māori Land Service Wānanga

Wānanga will be held from the 19th September, at a range of venues across the country. Follow this link for more information, dates/times and venues.

@Saturday 8 October 2016, 10am-4pm, Kaikohe Memorial Hall. The 'Lighting the Way' Natural Health Expo has something for everyone with up to 30 natural health professionals, from artists and a kids corner to romiromi.  Contact Bernie Brophy 09 4053457, 0272440379 or email berniesoulwithin@gmail.com for more information.  There is a gold coin entry fee.


Hope for the Homeless

@Saturday 15 October, 5pm to Sunday 16 October, 8am. Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust invites you to experience one night of homelessness. Join them as they sleep-out on the Canopy Bridge at Whangarei's Town Basin.  For registration, sponsorship and donation information contact Ange Tepania on 09 430 8098, 0274083298 or email ange@emergencyhousing.org.nz


Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi AGM 2016

@Saturday 29 October, Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Major Marae Project Assistance Funding 

Major Marae Project Assistance Funding is available by application, to support the physical development and completion of in-progress major marae projects. To apply, contact our Hapū Development Co-ordinator to discuss your project. Completed applications must be received by 1 November 2016.

Marae throughout Northland are being offered input and partnership from the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to develop their own 'marae preparedness plans'.


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