"Thank you to the Rūnanga for sponsoring our daughter, Lexous Tau-Riwhi. The funding she received helped go towards her fees for the Waikato Rep Touch Tournament in Christchurch."

Māori are being encouraged to sign up as blood donors as part of the launch of the International Missing Type campaign.

Facebook post leads to missing girl in Kaikohe

Within minutes of a Facebook post about a missing girl in Kaikohe locals were out in their cars searching every nook and cranny of the town. The way the community rallied showed how united the residents were in the town, which was often cast in a bad light, according to locals.

A Northland Māori immersion school is to get a $6.9 million redevelopment including redesigned classrooms, specialist art and science workshops and a new gymnasium.

Healthier Māori futures lie in papakāinga living model

Māori need to return to their papakāinga for the sake of the future.  That's according to an expert researching Māori whānau structures.  He says it will set an example to bring negative Māori stats down.

The tech changing kid's lives

The schools in Glenn Innes, Panumure and Pt England, have become increasingly digital.  Every child receives a Chromebook laptop or tablet, paid off by their parents over time - and teachers manage the learning in entirely new ways.  Not only can teachers share resources, parents can also click in to witness their child's work and progress.

Dune revival front window for paua farm

Māori owned fishing company Moana is taking the lead in restoring sand dunes in front of its commercial paua farm at Bream Bay.

Measles alert for central Auckland: Locations of possible exposure revealed

A measles alert has been issued for various locations in central Auckland and Newmarket. The alert was issued to those who are not immune to the virus.

Rheumatic fever on the rise, housing crisis cited as a major factor

In recent times health professionals have been applauding the drop n rheumatic fever rates in NZ, but recent statistics suggest the number of reported cases of the disease is on the rise again. The housing crisis is being cited as a major factor.

Talent sought for Māori Statutory Board

With local elections fast coming up, it's time again to pick Auckland's Independent Māori Statutory Board.

As part of its Whakapiki Ora project, the marae will help families in need of emergency accommodation.

New Zealand's first female politicians wear a traditional chin tattoo in parliament is encouraging other women to take up the custom.

A 30-year study has found European and Polynesian gene pools are different and should be treated separately when matching tissues for transplants or prescribing medicines.

Over the last decade Whai Rawa has helped over 250 whānauto pursue their tertiary education dreams.

Future leaders, all coming with big aspirations

Treaty settlements and a changing landscape of governing boards over the last decade has highlighted a need for succession plans. This year, a new initiative called Ka Eke Poutama aims to grow the next generation of future leaders, starting with Auckland-based rangatahi Ngāti Whātua are preparing for post-Treaty settlement.  



2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.

Free bus from Whangarei to Massey University's Open Day at Albany 

@Saturday 20 August 2016. The bus is leaving from the Bank Street bus depot in Whangarei at 7.45am - returning at 5pm.  Other collection points are the Ruakaka roundabout by the GAS station at 8.05am and the corner of SH1 and SH12 Brynderwyns at 8.30am. Register here or email r.sulman@massey.ac.nz and c.tepaa@massey.ac.nz for more information.

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.
Highlights from Iwi Chairs Forum 4-5 August 2016, Hopuhopu
Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email registrations@ngapuhi.org