HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Working towards the U17 Basketball Nationals 

"Thank you very much for your grant towards Toby Witehira attending the Junior Secondary Schools Basketball Premierships in Nelson. While his team came 15th at the tournament, their placing did not reflect how well they played their games - most were very close and one they lost only by a basket. Toby had a great time and will concentrate on working towards attending the U17 National Championships next year. We really appreciate the support of the Rūnanga. Kind regards," Susie Witehira.


New Māori unit 'more focused' 

Crown Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis is adamant a new unit being set up to oversee the public services' work with Māori doesn't duplicate what the existing ministry is doing.


Kerikeri singer, songwriter and actor Troy Kingi (Ngāti Hau) has won the award for best Māori pop album/Kaipūoro Māori in the 2018 Waiata Māori Music Awards.


Group reviving Māori games scoops top community award

A Northland group with a worldwide reach working to promote traditional Māori games has won this year's Trustpower Far North Community Awards.


Ngāpuhi school keeping local reo alive

Te Kura o Waikare is one of two Kura-ā-Iwi (tribal schools) in Taitokerau, and the school's remote location is proving the perfect environment to strengthen the dialect of Ngāpuhi iwi.


Judges at the national Ngā Manu Kōrero competition say the grammar in the delivery of impromptu speeches has improved.


A homeless father carried his son on his shoulders from the opposite side of Māngere to Te Puea Marae, because he heard they might have space for them to stay.


Disability law labelled 'shame on society' a step closer to repeal

A disability law described as a "shame on society" looks likely to be quashed, with a high-level Government committee to consider its repeal.


Coromandel anti-mining activists are calling on Government Ministers to honour commitments to protect conservation action from mining.


Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says that's a good reason to celebrate the role wāhine Māori like Meri Te Tai Mangakahia played in the struggle.

A group of Taranaki women who wear moko kauae have told a Hāwera wānanga more wāhine should consider getting the taonga.


Rest home shake-up: Advice on aged-care watchdog received

A shake-up for the rest home sector is on the cards - including a new watchdog to help stamp out poor care.


Mapping Aotearoa in te reo Māori

A new map offering te reo Māori names for places around Aotearoa has been created by a young cartography enthusiast.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Kaikohekohe Cultural Festival 2018

@Friday, 21 September 2018, 10am-3pm (Kaikohekohe Memorial Hall). There are sixteen school groups performing and they will be live streamed by Tautoko and Ngātihine FM.

@Tuesday, 25 September 2018 (National Library, Wellington). Paul Diamond (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hauā) is the author of 'Savaged to Suit: Māori and Cartooning in New Zealand'. He says that cartoons can be both lightning rods for public opinion, and indicators of racial stereotyping, making them valuable and revealing historical sources in their own right.


Te Ihi Ora Wānanga

@16 Oct (Pakanae Marae), 17 Oct (Far North REAP) 29 Oct (Otakou Marae). Te Ihi Ora is a wānanga delivered by Te Rau Matatini as a proactive response alongside Māori to the challenging issue of suicide. For more information email tyler.morris@teraumatatini.com or call 0800MATATINI ext. 758

 

TAKIWĀ ELECTIONS 

The 2018 elections for Taiāmai ki te Marangai, Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki te Tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau and Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā have closed. The election results will be announced at the Rūnanga AGM

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES 

Ngāpuhi Kakahū Sale

The Ngāpuhi Tee Shirt & Hat Sale starts this Friday, 21 Sept at 9am and ends Friday, 28 Sept at 9am. Buy 1, Get 1 Free. Check out the tee shirts and hats here.


Job Vacancy - General Manager, Delivery

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi is looking for a high performing General Manager to lead an awesome team and diverse portfolio of projects and initiatives. The role is based in Kaikohe.


Governance and Operations Report to Takiwā: September 2018

The Rūnanga Chair and CEO are pleased to provide Ngāpuhi with a summary report of the progress and performance for the Rūnanga.


Deloitte Award - Most Promising Māori Accountant

The award is to assist and encourage young (year 12 and 13) Māori students to study Accounting at school and continue this line of study within a relevant tertiary qualification; and to pursue a career in Accounting.


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