Young dancer represents Ngāpuhi in Manilla 

"On behalf of our whānau we would like to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for your financial support towards our daughter Taimania Pupuke's trip, to represent Aotearoa at an international dance competition in the Philippines last August/September. Taimania is a member of the Royal Family (The Palace Dance Studio) crew and competed at the World Studio Dance challenge in Manilla. They successfully placed 1st place in the Mega Crew division and 2nd place in the (5-9 man) Varsity Crew. The funding she received helped Taimania to travel overseas, representing her iwi, ngai Māori and our country on an international stage. Therefore we thank you so much for your support!!" Nga mihi nui, Na Amiria Pupuke (parent). [2018 Discretionary Funding Recipient]

One of New Zealand's two surviving veterans of the 28th Māori Battalion has laid the mauri stones for a new museum dedicated to the legendary World War II fighting force. 

Arise, Sir Hekenukumai! New knight honoured for reviving waka building, navigation

Northland's newest Knight has been honoured for reviving the ancient knowledge of sailing and navigation which brought Māori across the world's biggest ocean to New Zealand.

Relationship agreement 'a milestone for Northland leaders'

A relationship agreement signed between Northland Mayors and Taitokerau Iwi Chairs is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Waitangi Day is more than a public holiday. It's a way of life

"Waitangi and waka are inseparable - they're one and the same."

More than $3 million from Government for Northland social housing initiatives

Northland social housing initiatives have been given more than $3 million from Government, in a move one housing advocate says its a great start to helping house the region's needy. 

Rules for Māori seats reignite questions about Govt-Māori partnership

Bridging the gap between Māori and the Crown was part of the Prime Minister's wider Waitangi message. But with the Māori and general seats not under the same protections in parliament questions about a genuine partnership remain.

Māori wardens want more recognition

Māori Wardens are calling for better recognition for the work they do and more assistance from the government.

Unlocking potential of Māori land

From Dr Kiri Dell's recent research on Māori land issues, some of the key findings were that "inherited trauma" from loss of land, fear, anxiety and egos were impeding the potential of Māori land.

All agree treaty settlements should be used for economic development and not to fix Māori social issues. Instead, Māori need to develop their own solutions in partnership with the Crown.

Great white shark leaping from water metres from Houhora Wharf sparks warning to swimmers

Sightings of a 3-metre-plus white pointer shark leaping out of the water at Houhora in the Far North have prompted warnings for people not to swim in the popular bathing spot.



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 



Governance and Operations Report to Takiwā: January 2019

The Rūnanga Chair and CEO are pleased to provide Ngāpuhi with a summary report of the progress and performance for the Rūnanga.

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. 

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