HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS
"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.
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.
HE HUINGA / EVENTS
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