Ngāpuhi under 11's - National Māori Basketball Tournament

"Our coaching and management team, whānau and our supporters were extremely proud of the effort our boys put in and the way they played their hearts out." Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou, Taal Smith, Cynthia Otene and Melanie Kara.

Ōkorihi Marae set to have wharekai completed after stand-off with Far North District Council

Northland's Ōkorihi Marae is set to be completed after a lengthy standoff with the Far North District Council.

Manuka planting scheme takes on first 20 workers in north

Young forestry trainees in Northland have began covering their ancestral lands with manuka trees this week, as part of the government's Billion Trees scheme.

Dusty Whangārei road finally sealed after years of lobbying

A notoriously dusty road west of Whangārei has finally been fully sealed after 15 years of lobbying.

Sir Hek says Kupe Waka Centre funding ensures revival of waka building

Master navigator and waka builder Sir Hekenukumai Puhipi says a $4.6 million grant for the Kupe Waka Centre will enable the creation of jobs and on-going support for the revival of waka building, sailing and traditional wayfinding.

Conversations: Naida Glavish and the fight for a Māori voice that started with 'Kia ora'

Maybe it's unfair to keep harking back to that time in 1984, when Naida Glavish stood her ground against the Post Office, as a telephone toll operator who risked being fired for greeting callers with: "Kia ora."

Māori electorate seat at risk due to Census 2018 debacle

Māori risk losing an electorate seat and more than 20 new iwi won't be properly counted due to problematic Census 2018 data.

Smiling Assassin gunning for WBO world title

If Daniels was a little rough around the edges as a boxer, it is perhaps no real surprise. The 30-year-old hails from the tiny Northland townlet of Pipiwa - a predominantly Māori-based community 38 kilometre southeast of Whangārei.

"I knew straight away it's because I'm Māori". Most Māori can tell you about a time they experienced racism, when they knew straight away they'd been treated badly because of something as simple as their name.


Ministry of Transport: North Auckland Line Hui

@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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