"I wanted to say a great big thank you very much for approving my discretionary funding application and supporting me to pursue my dreams."

Maori initiatives are the focus of the Minister of Maori Development as he traveled through Northland this week.  On Monday Te Ururoa Flavell and his contingent visited a number of projects of interest in Whangarei.

Triplets Eru, Hemi and Tipene Kapa-Kingi from Ngāpuhi, who are studying together at Victoria University in Wellington, are looking to develop skills to help improve the Māori economy, health and alleviate poverty in Northland. Te Kāea spoke to them at the annual Māori student's conference in Wellington.

Waitangi a finalist in Tourism Awards

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards, going head-to-head with TIME Unlimited Tours of Auckland in the Maori Cultural Tourism Award.

System keeps Maori out of govt: Flavell

Designated Maori seats are the best way to ensure councils are more representative, says the Maori Development Minister.

A Maori bee company in the Far North is calling for Maori beekeepers to unite in an effort to protect the use of the term 'Manuka honey' from being used offshore. This follows after the UMFH Association's application to trademark it.

John Key concedes criticism by fisheries bosses over consultation but sounds own warning.

Fisheries industry leaders gave the Government a serve this morning for lack of consultation over major decisions including extinguishing Maori fishing rights in the Kermadecs which were part of the 1992 fisheries settlement.

Tamariki outnumber adults staying at Manurewa Marae

Families in desperate need of decent housing are rising as the numbers of homeless at Manurewa Marae double in one week. The marae opened its doors to those in need just three weeks ago with the number of children now outnumbering adults.

Youth suicide worries spark action

A youth suicide prevention group will be relaunching in Kaitaia following a spate of suspected suicides but a community leader says although it is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to give the town's young people hope and opportunities.

A new book written and edited by Maori psychologists depicts stories of practitioners, researchers, and teachers of psychology and their contribution to enhancing the lives of whanau Maori experiencing mental illness.

Te Hiku o Te Ika Iwi Development Trust has secured $320,000 to restore two Far North dune lakes and a wetland.

Maori land programme boosts productivity and profitability

Maori land trustees can now sharpen their business skills and increase the productivity - and profitability - of their land with the help of a specially developed decision-support programme.

Eighty new Nelson jobs will be created as a result of a $70 million addition to fishing company Sealord's deep sea fleet.



2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.

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    

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.



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.

2016 Takiwā Elections

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is governed by board of 9 trustees, elected from nine 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.
Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org