Meri Kirihimete Me Ngā Mihi O Te Tau Hou


A friendly reminder that Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 and re-opening on Monday 7 January 2019.


E Mara E Pānui will resume on Thursday 17 January 2019. Thank you for your support for 2018.

Kerikeri High School U16 Boys and Girls sevens trip to Rarotonga

"We are back!! And as promised we returned with all of the trophies. We are very proud of what the students achieved at the International U16 Sevens tournament in Rarotonga and the way they behaved in the community. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your sponsorship. We couldn't have created these memories for these students without your help. We hope to see you soon so we can thank you in person." Na Belinda Edwards 


Many people might feel out of their depth if they encountered someone with facial injuries, but University of Otago graduate Rob Mane loves helping to make a life-changing difference for such patients.

Treaty of Waitangi 'not taught enough' and not taught well

Educators are calling for the Treaty of Waitangi to be taught accurately and in-depth in schools.

DOC investigates power co blocking access to reserves

Department of Conservation staff in Whangārei have been forced to climb fences to visit its reserves to investigate complaints that Northpower is blocking public access to them.

Extension 350: Tau urges Māori to find 'own pathway forward'

Successes and challenges facing Māori farming businesses today and in the future were well aired when around 85 farmers, trustees and agribusiness professionals recently gathered for a hui aimed at Māori in the agricultural sector.

Caring for the cultural needs of elderly Māori

Looking at ways of improving disability services is something Disability CCS Action is always striving to do to help the community.

Freshwater conference embraces Māori values as it looks to the future

Protecting freshwater is not a question of ownership, but guardianship, an iwi representative says.

A Moerewa grandmother who was fed up with having to take her mokopuna to Paihia, Kawakawa and Kerikeri to give them a taste of Christmas while their own town missed out year after year has decided to do something about it.

Women's Refuge is appealing to New Zealanders to think of children affected by domestic violence as they make their plans for Christmas.

Pre-fab Māori -style house scheme launched: traditional weaving, carving reflected in architecture

An affordable pre-fabricated house scheme has been launched, with places having aspect of Māori exterior and interior design elements.



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.

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 

Te Rōpū Takiwā O Mangakāhia

Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā 



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.

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