Riding the waves to success

"On behalf of my daughter Alyana and I we would like to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for the support. Without your financial assistance we would not have been able to travel to Cambridge to compete at the Waka Ama Nationals 2019." Ngā mihi, Joanne Moore.

Two Northland marae have been selected for the first phase of a project which will see them hooked up to internet by the end of the year.

Former Okaihau College student gets top scholarship

Dion Wharerau, former Okaihau College student has received a scholarship worth $2000 each year for three years after passing NZQA scholarship exams in calculus, physics and chemistry last year.

Kai Ora grants of up to $5000 for Northlanders to promote healthy, sustainable food

Northlanders wanting to make healthy food available in a way that supports sustainable, community and economic development in the region can apply for grants of up to $5000.

Plan to have 1 million people speaking te reo Māori by 2040

The government has pledged to ensure one million people in New Zealand are able to speak basic te reo Māori by 2040.

Te Matatini fest kicks off with pōwhiri on Wellington's waterfront

About 5000 came out to the Wellington waterfront yesterday for the pōwhiri of the biggest kapa haka competition in the country, Te Matatini.

Well being wake up in whānau ora report

The South Island whānau ora commissioning agency says the report of the Whānau Ora Review Panel should be a wake up call for mainstream agencies.

Do we need a Commisioner for the Elderly?

A petition calling for the establishment of a Commisioner for the Elderly has been tabled to Parliament.

The chair of Ngāti Kahungunu says linking culture and commerce is a better way to maintain relations with China than the current Government approach.


Te Pa o Hone Heke and Hongi Hika

@Saturday, 9 March 2019, (Kaikohe). Following on from this year's successful Kaikohekohe NZ Māori Land Wars 2nd Anniversary, held on 10 March at Northland College, planning is underway for the 2019 commemoration. The organisers are seeking interest from people who would like to be involved in the event, from roles in historic re-enactments and performances to running stalls and helping to make hangi. For more details contact Willi Maihi 09 405 2428, 021 033 4507 or email debbie.willi@slingshot.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.

Takiwā Facebook pages

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Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā 



Apply now for a 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. 

Kura Whakarauora ki Kaikohe @15-17 March 2019, TKKM o Kaikohe

Are you passionate about revitalising te reo Māori? Do you want to learn how to develop a language plan to help revitalise te reo Māori within your whare, whānau, marae, workplace of community? Go to the website to register for the fun and practical workshop based wānanga.

Launch of the new Tiaki Wai Fund

Te Wai Māori Trust has launched the new Tiaki Wai Fund for 2019. This fund is targeted towards small-scale freshwater fisheries and freshwater fisheries habitat projects led by iwi and hapū. For more information please refer to their website.

2019 Omapere Taraire E & Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust Education Scholarships - Now Open

The aim of the education scholarships is to assist and support descendants of ORT achieve academic success. These scholarships are available to all descendants of registered ORT shareholders and beneficiaries. 

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

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