HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

2017 NZ Tag Football Nationals for Ngāpuhi Sportswoman

Being part of the competition enabled Rachel to connect with whānau. "My cousin was a member of the team - I was able to connect with her and her side of the whānau in Auckland."


Ngāpuhi Papakāinga Development

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi convened their first information hui about Papakinga Housing Development on Wednesday 1 March 2017. The Level 1 Housing Hui looked at building a single home on ancestral whenua. A Level 2 Housing Hui about building multiple homes under the Social Housing Rental Scheme was held yesterday. Both workshops which were well attended by Ngāpuhi whānau whānui, will continue through to the end of June 2017. The next Level 1 hui is on Wednesday 5 April. For more information about the housing hui contact the Rūnanga on 09 401 5530. 

Māori were prominent at a rally in Whangarei on Tuesday, held simultaneously with rallies nationwide to protect New Zealand water.


"Crying is better than dying." That is the message from Kaikohe actor Rob Mokaraka who is sharing his journey of healing and self-discovery with depression.


Polyfest 2017: Celebrating culture through leadership

Celebrating leadership through culture is what this year's biggest secondary schools Pasifika and Māori dance festival is all about.


Te Ohu Kaimoana is working with the Iwi Chairs Forum to fend off a government push to work with the forum on fisheries issues rather than the statutorily recognised fisheries settlement trust.

Māori Development and Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he wants to encourage more collaborations like a new marae-led social housing development in Christchurch.


First resource to prevent male Māori suicide launched

The first ever resource booklet by Māori aimed at supporting whānau and rose in their efforts to prevent suicide amongst Māori men has been launched.


Charity kaupapa to provide for northernmost Kura Māori

New Zealand's premier charity rally, now in its 27th year, will return to Te Taitokerau this month.


Tolley reconsiders whānau first care

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is considering leaving in place the whānau first priority in placing children who come into state care.


Auckland iwi launches housing project

Forty-nine new homes will be build in a development at Whenuapai in an iwi-led partnership made up of Pare Hauraki Iwi and Te Temu Kāinga.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

Taiāmai ki te Marangai: Marine and Customary Area Hui

@Thursday 16 March 2017, 6pm (Parawhenua Marae). Whānau are invited to attend. Organiser Hone Tiatoa said they are looking for a collective approach from their Rohe for the Marine and Coastal Area application due by 3 April 2017. Contact [email protected] for more details.


Northland RATS - Ride Against Teenage Suicide

@Thursday 17 - Sunday 19 March 2017. An invitation to join the Northland Green Ribbon RATS to travel from Taitokerau to Taranaki. Follow this link for more information including travel and contact details.


Te Reo Waikaramihi o Tautoro Project

@Saturday 18 March 2017, 9am Pōwhiri, (Te Maata Marae). This is the last Reo-ā-Hapū Wānanga for whānau who are interested in, affiliated to and/or from Tautoro. Te Reo Waikaramihi o Tautoro Project is an initiative supported by the Māori Language Commission/Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Mā Te Reo) to help revitalise the rich language and stories from Tautoro. Please RSVP by Tues 14 March to Kristina Te Whata [email protected] 0279474352 or Winnie Leach 094052529.


@Saturday 18 March 2017. The Opening of the Cycle Trail begins at 8am and the Historical Horeke Regatta starts at 11am. Contact Francis 0220146689 or Jaeme 0273464761 for more details.  


MCF free licensing training classes 

@Tuesday 18 - Friday 21 April 2017 (Moerewa) and Monday 24 - Friday 28 April 2017 (Kaikohe). MCF are offering free Learner, Restricted and Full license training classes in the upcoming school holidays. MCF also have other licenses and courses such as the HT Class 2. For more information contact the office 09 404 1274, or call Laurie 021 268 1231. 

 

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.


Incredible Years Parenting Programme (IYP)

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services IYP still has space on their programme for parents/caregivers/grandparents to join. Contact Jo Hona [email protected] or call 0220047627 for more details.

Contact us on 0800 NGAPUHI (0800 6427844) or email [email protected]