2018 Annual General Meeting (Saturday 17 November)

It was a ‘full house’ for our 2018 Annual General Meeting in Whangarei.  With over 150 people in attendance, Rūnanga Board Chair, Rāniera Tau presented a positive financial result of $1.95M across the Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group, following a $1.85M net surplus last year.  Other highlights over the year included:

  • Increase in Group net assets to $57.9m, compared to $55.9m in 2017
  • 70 tertiary education scholarships were awarded including two PhD and eight Masters students
  • $40,000 was distributed to support Marae and Māori Trust development
  • Lorraine Toki appointed as the new Tumuhere – CEO
  • Mere Mangu - trustee for Te Roopu Takiwā o Mangakāhia appointed as Deputy Board Chair
  • More than 15,000 people attended Ngāpuhi Festival at Toll Stadium in Whangārei

The proposed changes to the Rūnanga Trust Deed did not achieve the threshold of 75% to be accepted and ratified, as confirmed by Chapman Tripp, the Independent Returning Officer appointed by the Rūnanga.  

Attendees were also treated to special presentations by past Ngāpuhi education PhD scholarship recipients, Dr Hinekura Smith who presented her research findings about roles of women raising children to live as Māori, and Dr Ricky Bell, who presented his research on Obesity in Indigenous Populations.

You can read our full Annual Report and AGM Summary Report here

Government invests $14M into research on Kauri Dieback and Myrtle Rust diseases

The Government will invest almost $14 million into new research for tackling deadly tree diseases.

There was a "critical need" for long-term solutions to the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust, Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Dr Megan Woods announced on Tuesday.

E Tū Ngāpuhi:  Have your say on the evolved mandate

Te Rōpū Tūhono invite all members of Ngāpuhi to vote on the evolved mandate.


If you're registered with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, you should receive a voting pack from Electionz.com.

If you haven't received your pack or you need to update your contact and address details, contact Electionz.com directly. 

*Electionz helpline (NZ) 0800 666 044

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Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

If you aren't registered with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, contact Electionz.com directly for a special voting form.

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Stay up-to-date, and receive information relating to voting on the evolved mandate for Treaty settlement negotiations. 

Thirteen groups from Northland primary and intermediate schools took to the stage to compete at the Maranga Mai E Te Iwi - Primary and Intermediate School Kapa Haka Regionals at ASB Stadium on Saturday.

New intake of 20 to move into Hato Petera College

A Hato Petera old boy is hoping his new programme will attract students from around the country who want to attend schools in the Auckland region. The Hato Petera Leadership Academy is the brainchild of Dr Lance O'Sullivan, it's an initiative that will see students board at the now vacant Hato Petera building, Whakaruruhau. 

Whangarei Vegan Expo Key Speaker Raniera Rewiri says people are sick of sickness 

Raniera Rewiri refuses to accept his ancestors navigated vast stretches of the Pacific "only to become a negative statistic".

Rewiri, aka the Plant Based Māori, is a keynote presenter at the Whangārei Vegan Expo at Forum North on November 25, and organisers are excited to attract a speaker who is passionate about a "fourth pillar" of veganism.

Iwi driven solution to keep wahine Māori out of prison 

Māori women make up 62 percent of the inmates at Auckland Women's Prison and the number is rising.   Many will re-offend and now there's a call for whānau, hāpu and iwi to increase initiatives to stop the tide of Māori women being locked up.

The country’s largest women’s prison says more jobs and better education are needed to keep women out of jail.  The last two years have seen a steady increase in Māori women being incarcerated at Auckland Regional Women’s Prison Facility (ARWCF). 

Two Māori teams to compete in Trans Tasman Indigenous Cup 

Two Māori soccer teams are training in earnest for a big tournament in Australia next year. The Māori women’s and U14s teams will compete for the Trans-Tasman Indigenous Cup in January. 

A NorthTec hairdressing graduate is heading overseas for the opportunity of a lifetime, working on a luxury cruise liner.

Elamein Poutai, from Whangārei, will soon be flown to London for training, and then on to Miami, where the ship is based. From there, she will spend the next nine months cruising around the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean Sea on the Carnival Magic.

Te Matatini and Riverdance set to collaborate in promoting unique brands of dance

While the All Blacks might have lost in Dublin, one organisation from NZ is celebrating a win of sorts from the Irish capital. Te Matatini boss Carl Ross met with his counterpart from the world-famous Irish dance company, Riverdance, over the weekend. The upshot is both organisations have agreed to work together to promote their unique brand of dance.



Omapere Taraire E and Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust AGM

@Saturday, 15 December 2018, 8.30am Registrations & 9.30am AGM commences (Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohe). For further information please refer to the website here. Office hours are Mon, Tues & Fri, 8.30am-5pm. Phone 09 405 3551 or email to o.rtustees@xtra.co.nz



About Takiwā

There are 9 Takiwā and each has a nominated and elected representative on the Board of Trustees.

As outlined in the Rūnanga's Trust Deed, Takiwā means a representative group of Marae/Hapū and can also include individuals acting through their duly appointed Trustee.

Each Takiwā is governed by an executive committee, including but not limited to a chairperson, secretary and treasurer.  Takiwā also meet regularly. A list of current takiwā executive representatives are available here.

Board and Takiwā Meetings

Dates, venues and time details for November.

Takiwā Facebook pages

Ngāpuhi Hokianga ki te Raki (Facebook)

Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga (Facebook)

Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā (Facebook)



Apply now for your 2019 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarship

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi introduced and established the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships in 2003. The overall aim of the Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships is to assist students registered on the Ngāpuhi Iwi Register to:

  • Fulfil their potential for academic success
  • Encourage applicants to contribute their knowledge and skills towards the wellbeing and development of Ngāpuhi whānau, hapū and iwi.

Development Funding Opportunities

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi provide funding to assist and support Ngāpuhi marae and hapū communities achieve their development goals. The fund is delivered across three funding streams; the Hapū Development fund, Minor Capital Works fund and Major Marae Project Assistance fund. 

Te Mātawai Te Tai Tokerau Funding round is now open

He kāhui kūaka ki te rangi, he kaupapa waka ki te moana, ko te reo Māori ia ka tau ki uta!

Te Mātawai advises that the second Te Tai Tokerau investment round is now open and it will close at midday on Wednesday 9th of January 2019.

Te Mātāwai Research Funding Opportunities 

Te Mātāwai is now requesting proposals for ten projects from its research arm, Te Mātātupu. The projects are part of our strategic agenda to build the knowledge and evidence base to support te reo Māori revitalisation in whānau and communities.

Update your registration details so we can keep you informed of important information and events

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