"Ka tuku mihi mahana ahau ki ngā mema o Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi."

Ngāpuhi's Jason Mathews is one of five young New Zealand baseball's who will attend college in America and will be trained by some of America's top baseball coaches.

A waka ama brother and sister combo, Tupuria and Rose King, have once again excelled on the waka ama world stage.  The Ngāpuhi, Tainui duo impressed after competing at Te Aito in Tahiti, the rudderless wake ama race that spans 24km for the open men's and women's and attracts more than 1000 paddlers.

Te Ohu ads step up fight on sanctuary

The Māori Fisheries Commission is upping the ante in its fight against the Government's marine sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands.

A genealogy workshop in Whangarei is seen as one way of addressing the division that has arisen over policies and processes to settle treaty claims within Ngāti Wai territory.

Now all iwi and Te Reo Tukutuku members for Te Mātāwai have now been selected by the various stakeholder collectives, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he can make his two picks.

Noeline Taurua, snubbed for the Silver Ferns coaching role last year, has been scooped up by the new Sunshine Coast netball franchise that will compete in next year's Australian league.

Ngāti Wai protesting marine reserve takeover

Hapū of Ngāti Wai plan to put up pouwhenua on their beaches to protest government plans to increase the range of marine reserves.

Website for school leavers goes live

A new social platform specifically for Kiwi school leavers has been launched. Youth Hub connects youth, educators, service providers and businesses to inspire and support students as they transition from school to further education, training and employment.

Te reo-only day keeps language alive

When Northland man Manuel Springford goes into the bakery on Mondays for a meat pie you're likely to hear him say "kopaki kiko maku" rather than " meat pie for me".

New Māori Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt is a shared working space for Māori businesses, with tools to assist collaboration and innovation.

The popular doctor of the north has a new pet project in South Auckland. Dr Lance O'Sullivan is at Middlemore Hospital working on a new health equity programme. Regardless of race, age or income, he believes people should have the same health, opportunities as the next.

Council hopefuls are urged to join the race now or risk missing their chance on a technicality

Ngā Take Pūtea: Budget and plan key to owning home

Figures just released show that the average house price in NZ is $600k. With home ownership becoming an unattainable dream for many, the government has introduced the Welcome Home scheme. 



Landlocked Māori Land Kaikohe and surrounding rohe

@Wednesday 10 August 2016, 9am at Kohewhata Marae, a presentation will be given from the Iwi Collective and Te Ture Whenua Māori Leader Groups outlining a project focusing on Landlocked Māori Land within a 50 kilometre radius of Kaikohe.  Please see the pānui for contact details and information.

2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates and candidate information meetings. 

Forest Pools Planting Day

@Sunday 7 August 2016, 9.30am-12.00pm.  YES, it's planting season again. The crew will be down Forest Pools replanting damaged areas and infilling from last year's efforts.  Help make Forest Pools even better!  Phone Te Mauri o Waihou, Tui-Chantelle Barnett 027 974 9240 or the Department of Conservation, Dan O'Halloran 09 497 0311 for information.  

@Monday 8 August at Big Smiles Dental, 142 Bank Street, Whangarei. The New Zealand Dental Association and the Southern Cross Health Trust are offering a free dental day.  Current Community Service Card holders are eligible to apply.  Appointments are limited. Call 0800 373 376.

AGM Te Whiu Hapū Incorporated and Hui-a-Hapū for Te Wahineiti

@Saturday 3 September 2016, 9.30am start at Tauwhara Marae.  For more information contact Te Rau Arena terau.arena@icloud.com    



Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Major Marae Project Assistance Funding & Hapū Development 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.

Hapū Development Funding applications close on 6 August 2016.  

2016 Takiwā Elections

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is governed by board of 10 trustees, elected from ten Takiwā.  Takiwā hold elections on a three-yearly cycle to elect their Trustee, Proxy Trustee and Executive Committee (Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer). Have your say in your Takiwā's elections this year, and make your vote count. For more information visit the Elections information page.

Te Kaiwaha Marae, Waiwhatawhata

All bookings and enquiries to Mike (021 77 4417) or te.wahapu@hokianga.maori.nz
Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org