HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Ngāpuhi double degree student and touch rugby athlete aims to represent New Zealand again

Sean Law is studying for a double degree (a Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology and Business) at AUT and plays touch rugby. 

Moerewa residents say a new recycling centre due to open in the town this week will cut illegal rubbish dumping and help reduce the community's impact on the environment.


Kiwi Jason Wynyard wins wood chopping world championship in Germany

Jason Wynyard has been crowned the best individual wood chopper in the world for the eighth time at Stihl TImbersports 2016 World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.


Reuben Taipari is determined to help build 1000 homes on Māori land in the Far North. The well-known Ahipara based environmentalist and his wife Heeni Hoterene set up Te Ahikaaroa Tust in 2014 to assist with the complicated process of helping more Māori occupy their land and to build sustainable housing and as a solution to the affordable housing crisis.


Puha - the unsung hero of superfoods

Super Puha could be the next big food fad following scientific testing that proves it's high iron and nutrients. 


In 2010 Te Kiko Trust published its first book on Māori role models. It was distributed to schools and libraries around the country, and, given its success, it was followed by a second instalment in 2012.


Students take te reo to USA, Canada

Students from Bay of Islands College's bilingual unit have a greater understanding of te reo's place in the world after a visit to First Nations people in USA and Canada.


Ngai Tahu marae hubs for earthquake relief

Ngai Tahu is sending volunteers to Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura to relieve local whānau who have been up for two days feeding and looking after the hundreds of people who have sought shelter.


Auckland's Independent Māori Statutory board has identified education and training for young Māori as the initiative that will bring the most benefit to Māori and the region as a whole.


The author of a new book on Māori tools says stone age doesn't mean primitive.


Kiwa providing digital GPS for reo journeys

Kiwa Digital chief executive Steven Renata says the company's success at this year's Māori Language Awards and its interactions with other winners shows how technology is now helping to scale up the revitalisation of te reo Māori.


They're loud, proud and in your face. Alien Weaponry are a three-piece thrash metal band from Waipū, and they have a lot to say - in Te Reo Māori.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Saturday, 19 November 2016, Kaikohe Memorial Hall, 10am-2pm.  This is the first solution focused discussion the NZ Drug Foundation is hosting in collaboration with Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi. Please RSVP for catering purposes.


Iwi Leaders Group Regional Meeting 

@Monday, 21 November 2016, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, 11am.  The hui will provide an update on Freshwater, Marine Protected Areas and Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill.

@Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 17 Station Road, Kaikohe, 10am-2pm.  The  Warehouse Kaikohe is partnering with mid-North providers on Wednesday 23 November to offer a free health warrant-of-fitness as a commitment to the communities they serve. In association with Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, Broadway Health, Diabetes Northland and Healthy Families Far North, people will be offered blood pressure and pulse checks to mark Diabetes Action Month. In addition, Plunket New Zealand will be on hand to provide healthcare advice for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

@Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Pehiaweri Marae, Glenbervie, 9am-4pm. The Toi Ako wānanga is an opportunity to learn, workshop, and apply effective forms of communication. 

 

HE PĀNUI / IMPORTANT NOTICES

2017 Ngāpuhi Education Scholarships

We're now accepting applications for 2017 Ngāpuhi (Tertiary) Education Scholarships. Download an application form and submit your application by Friday 31 March 2017.

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