HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

28th Māori Battalion Memorial Bowls Tournament

"Now that the National Association of the Māori Battalion no longer exists, this tournament is our way of keeping alive the memory of our many gallant soldiers."


Ngāpuhi Mātauranga Strategy Update 

Thank you to all those whānau out there who have contributed to creating our Ngāpuhi Māturanga Strategy. The kōrero that has come through is rich, thoughtful and is a true expression of what our whānau want to see. We Want to thank you all for conveying your whakāro around māturanga, whānau success, role models and education for our Ngāpuhi tamariki. We received over 200 responses from our Ngāpuhi whānau via the online survey, and have had over 170 whānau attend hui across the rohe. All of this kōrero is being looked over by our Mātauranga Advisory Group and we hope to feed summaries back to Ngāpuhi katoa within the next two weeks via E Mara E Pānui and email (for those who left contact details). The survey is still online if you didn't get the opportunity to contribute first time around.


Omapere Rangihamama Trust Field Day 

There was a great turnout to a field day at the Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm in Kaikohe - one of three finalists for the 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for Sheep and Beef. Over 280 people attended the day which featured presentations by the trustees and their farm team, as well as a tour of the farm. The competition, founded by Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe in 1933 to encourage skill and proficiency in Māori farming, was relaunched fourteen years ago.  Chairman of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee, Kingi Smiler says the award has a whakapapa that is relevant today as it was 84 years ago - it reinforces the kaupapa of retaining and sustaining whenua Māori. 

 

 


Traditional adzed panel created for new He Tohu exhibition

Prominent Taitokerau carver Bernard Makoare recently completed a striking hand-adzed rimu panel for the new He Tohu exhibition opening in Wellington in May.


A hapū in the Far North is banding together to buy back Motukaraka Island. According to them, Motukaraka is a sacred place and that it should stay as a reserve for the public.


The former head prefect at Whangarei Girls High School has been acknowledged in this year's New Zealand Youth Awards as a cultural change maker. 


Fresh board for Kohanga Reo

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust has completed elections for a new board designed to give the 450 kohanga reo a greater say in guiding the organisation.


Tight race for revived waka ama trophy

A long-distance waka ama race which organisers hope will become one of the sport's most coveted titles has been won by a masters' team from Whangarei just half a minute ahead of their Tutukaka-based rivals.


Science shines for Puhoro students

A Massey University programme to help Māori get NCEA levels in science is changing the aspirations of many rangatahi.


A Massey University psychology and Māori studies student has come up with a care package for people undergoing a mental health crisis.


Marae considers homeless strategy

A south Auckland marae is considering what it may do this winter to respond to the city's continuing homeless crisis.


Te Tumu Paeroa goes for gold with kiwifruit

Te Tumu Paeroa the new Māori Trustee, has unveiled a $30 million project to establish 10 kiwifruit orchards on Māori land in the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne over the next 18 months.


'I wish my teachers had been more encouraging'

Instead of telling me I was average, I wish my teachers had told me that ability is nowhere near as important as what we believe we can do - and that I could be anything I wanted.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Monday, 1 May to Sunday 7 May 2017, Red Shield Appeal. The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders. For more information contact Robin Raymond, Territorial Media Officer 0212703683 or 048026269 ext 24274.

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

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He Tohu permanent exhibition of documents that shape our nation, set to open to public in the National Library of New Zealand on 20 May 2017.

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