Following his basketball dreams

"It has been a busy year for our family of 5, but I would like to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for supporting our son Johnson on his trip to Las Vegas as part of the New Zealand Basketball Academy. Although his team didn't win, the experience has changed Johnson's life and he is even more determined to continue to live his basketball dreams. Johnson is going to study at Te Wānanga o Raukawa next year. He has a goal to complete the Heke Reo course and begin his Bachelor Degree in Health Promotions, Sports and Exercise Science. At the end of 2019 Johnson will be heading out on a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and then he hopes to apply to BYU in the US to join their basketball programme. Kia ora." Nā Esme Bell (Johnson's mum).

Northland language enthusiasts to soar at Te Taumata 2019

Te Taitokerau language enthusiasts will be put through their paces by an all-star line-up of facilitators presenting at Te Taumata 2019: He wānanga reo mō Te Taitokerau.

TKKM o Kaikohe students to represent Warriors at Indigenous Youth Summit

The four students chosen by the Warriors to attend the NRL-All Stars Indigenous Youth Summit got the chance to get up close with players.

Kaupapa Māori retail set to 'win-big' over Christmas period

Kaupapa Māori businesses in the retail sector are set to win big as Christmas shopping ramps-up nationwide. 

Thousands line up on first day of Northland MenW vaccine

Thousands of parents and children have been queuing at vaccination stations around Northland as a mass immunisation programme against a deadly strain of meningococcal disease gets under way.

Vaccination Rolled Out as Northland Faces Outbreak in MenW

An urgent vaccination programme is being rolled out across Northland by the Ministry of Health to control a rise in the rare Meningitis W strain responsible for three deaths in the region in the last few months.

Hapū urges water conservation to save precious spring

A Northland hapū is urging Kaikohe residents to conserve water amid fears a precious spring could dry up.

The addition of Māori to wildly popular strategy game series Civilization has been confirmed and what's more, its developers say the inclusion is "a perfect fit".

In the age of advanced genetics, whakapapa is a powerful tool against hereditary illness.

Funds for mānuka plantings

As well as economic benefits, mānuka offered environmental benefits in keeping waterways clean, dealing with sediment and nutrient issues in water ways through to soil protection from erosion.



Tai Tokerau Māori Artists exhibition: Tui Tuia

@Saturday, 24 November 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019 (Uku Toi Gallery, Selwyn Mall Paihia). Uku Toi Gallery invites you to the Tai Tokerau Māori Artists exhibition 'Tui Tuia' ('Weaving and Uniting People together). For enquiries contact Rhonda 027 458 8514.

E Tū Kahikatea Workshop Series

@Friday, 30 November 2018 (Kerikeri) to 12 April 2019 (Waitangi). BDO Northland, in partnership with Wayfinding Leadership and Te Puni Kōkiri are bringing this workshop series across four dates in the next six months.

Nanogirl Labs 'MĀTĀTOA' - Science brought to life through Māori Myths and Legends

@Saturday, 8 December 2018, (Waitangi and Kaikohe), Monday, 10 December (Opononi). Join Dr Michelle Dickinson and Krystal-Lee Brown for an explosive, bilingual show bringing well know stories to life.

Ngāpuhi ki Tāmaki BBQ and Beach Day

@Saturday, 8 December 2018, 11am Sports start (Maraetai Beach). Join Ngāpuhi ki Tāmaki for the all-aged family event.

Te Uma o Te Kona / Youth Space: Christmas Dinner 2018

@Friday, 14 December 2018, 5-7pm (135 Broadway, Kaikohe). To celebrate Christmas around the corner, Te Kotahitanga e Mahi Kaha Trust whānau would like to invite you to enjoy a night full of games, quizzies, entertainment and kai. Please RSVP to Del Rameka before 12 December drameka@tkemkt.co.nz

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

Tickets now on sale for BLUES vs CHIEFS: Pre Season Game

@Saturday, 2 February 2019, 3pm Kick Off (Kaikohe RFC Grounds, Lindvart Park, Kaikohe). General Admission: Adult $15 (18+ yrs) Junior $5 (5-17yrs) Free (0-4yrs). Grandstand Unallocated Seating: Adult/Junior $30.



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

Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga (Facebook)

Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā (Facebook)



Northland Community Meningococcal W Vaccination Programme

New clinic vaccination drop in clinics and times are now available. Follow the Northland DHB facebook page for regular updates or visit their website to find a clinic, to get a copy of the consent form or to check out the frequently asked pātai.

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. 

Papa Taiao EarthCare Te Hiku / Far North Moana Restoration Teacher Role for 2019

As a result of recent successes Papa Taiao is expanding their Moana Restoration programme in Te Hiku and are looking to fill a Moana teacher role for 2019. Applications close 13 December 2018.

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.

E Tū Ngāpuhi:  Have your say on the evolved mandate 

A final reminder for individual voting on the Ngāpuhi evolved mandate proposal. Voting closes at 12pm (midday) this Friday 7 December. 

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


*Electionz helpline (NZ) 0800 666 044

*Electionz helpline (AUS) 1800 859 370

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

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

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