HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Min. Flavell endorses Ngapuhi housing initiatives 

Last week the Minister of Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox visited Kaikohe to assess progress of the Rangihamama papakainga development and several rural regeneration initiatives. The initiatives reflect the diverse housing needs of Ngapuhi whanau. The Minister was very pleased with the collaboration of Te Runanga-A-Iwi O Ngapuhi, Te Puni Kokiri and others to provide safe, warm and sustainable homes for whanau in need.


Mana leader Hone Harawira says the Minister for Treaty Negotiations is out of line in calling for Ngapuhi chair Sonny Tau to quit tribal leadership and the treaty settlement process.


Maori candidates claim local bodies lack cultural diversity

Low Maori representation in local government means that they lack cultural diversity.  It's the perspective of the two Maori women competing for seats on the Whangarei District Council in the upcoming local body elections.


Chance for progress on Ngapuhi settlement

Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis is welcoming crown acceptance of a new negotiating structure for Ngapuhi's historic Treaty of Waitangi claims.

A young Maori researcher has been awarded a Rose Hellaby post graduate scholarship for her work in indigenous health.


NZ businesses need to overcome bias about Maori - Westpac

A bias that Maori workers are seen as not a 'good fit' remains in New Zealand workplaces and needs to change, Westpac says.

The transformation and impact has been massive. Our tamariki are really excited. The windows in their rooms and the holes in the floor will be fixed. There's real excitement."


Wananga to be held for proposed Maori Land Service

Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell announces a nationwide wananga for the proposed Maori Land Service. The Minister says this is an exciting part of the journey as ways of strengthening the protection of Maori land, retaining ownership of whenua Maori for future generations and making it easier for landowners to make decisions about their land are looked into.


Mana of Maori Land Court judges defended

Manurewa MP Louisa Wall wants to keep the selection of Maori Land Court judges in the hands of the Minister for Maori Development.


Is New Zealand about to sign away 30 per cent of our EEZ to no-fishing

The Government is considering a proposal to turn at least 30 per cent of New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone into a Marine Protected Environment, excluding all fishing.


Representatives for Maori landowners are warning they will not support changes to the Maori Land Act, unless their bottom-line demands are met.


A Maori woman passionate about her culture and the environment has created a green alternative for families organising funerals for their loved ones.


Financial literacy programme helps Manurewa whanau find home

Tania Webb, her husband and their eight children moved into their first home last month with the help of the Te Awa Ora Trust's financial literacy programme.


Community and Maori organisations involved in budgeting and financial literacy will compare notes tomorrow on how they can help whanau get out of debt and build wealth.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.


Proposed Maori Land Service Wananga

Wananga 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.

@Saturdays 10 September & 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 Trophy 09 4053457, 0272440379 or email berniesoulwithin@gmail.com for more information.  There is a gold coin entry fee.


Social Workers in Schools Tūpuna Matauranga Art Exhibition

@Thursday 29 - Friday 30 September 2016, 9am - 2pm in Kaikohe.  The show features art work from Hokianga South-Bay of Islands students.  The theme this year is Māori legends.

 

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.

Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org