2016 TRAION Annual Report & AGM

We're pleased to present our 2016 Annual Report, highlighting the performance, successes and achievements of the 12 month period ending 30 June 2016. We also notify that our 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held of Saturday 29 October at Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.  The notice and agenda is available here.

Masters Degree Scholarship Recipient to graduate in December 2016

"I wish to formally thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for approving my application for a scholarship to complete a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2015."

Student Art Exhibition - Tūpuna Mātauranga

Every year the Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services SWiS team host an art exhibition displaying the artwork of the Mid-North school children they work with. "The theme of this year's Tūpuna Mātauranga exhibition is Māori Legends," said school social worker Rene Hapeta.  Her colleague Lucy Taurua-Mason said that the programme is used as an opportunity for tamariki to develop their confidence, self-esteem, relationships and their holistic well-being. "We appreciate the support of the principals and participating schools." The exhibition is held at the former Mitre 10/Hammer Hardware building in Kaikohe, kindly provided by Sasha Wilson and Te Pu O Te Wheke Art Collective. "Art gives the children an opportunity to express themselves - they feel empowered." The five-day exhibition was opened on Monday 3 October by Ngāpuhi Kaumatua Wati Erueti.

A Ngāpuhi kaumatua who led opposition to the building of the Ngawha Prison has died at the age of 92. Former MP Shane Jones says Ron Wihongi was from an illustrious Ngāpuhi whānau and a great exponent of the tribe's reo and history.

Ngāpuhi on road to Treaty claim after reaching agreement over negotiations

The country's largest iwi is on the brink of negotiating an historic Treaty claim after years of internal squabbling saw the Government threaten to take it off the table.

Karate kids fight to win

From his sick bed to a gold medal, Paihia's Kingiteahuahu Tana has come away with a win at the Oceania Karate Championships. 

A South Auckland mother and her son are seeking election on their local community board of Manurewa. Tanya Kaihe and Harley Kaihe-Katterns say there hasn't been any Māori representation on the board for the last three terms and they are on a mission to change that.

Nurturing career pathways for te reo Māori students

Showing Māori students career avenues is an important part of the Māori 4 Taiohi wānanga. According to a teacher, nurturing our younger generation to pursue what they are passionate about and where they can use te reo Māori are things that could improve their future.

Decision due on whether PM will be welcomed on to marae on Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day's Māori organisers could decide by the end of the month whether Prime Minister John Key will be welcomed on to Te Tii Marae in February.

Ngātiwai mandate urgent hearing under way

The Waitangi Tribunal is holding a three-day urgent hearing this week on claims lodged by 10 groups who oppose the Government's recognition of the Ngātiwai Trust Board's deed of mandate to negotiate the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi claims.

Terminally ill mother raises breast cancer awareness

Each year, more than 3000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is New Zealand's third most common cancer and accounts for 600 deaths every year. Moana Te Orewa Papa has been diagnosed with terminal secondary breast cancer. Now she fights every day in the hope of educating and motivating Māori women to have check-ups.

Major changes for Māori Land Court in Ministry of Justice overhaul

More than 160 jobs are being disestablished at the Ministry of Justice, with a major impact at the Māori Land Court.

Education Minister Hekia Parata hopes Te Mātāwai will stimulate more use of the reo Māori at whānau, hapū and iwi level. The 13-strong group charged with developing an iwi and Māori strategy for strengthening the language held its first meeting in Otaki on Tuesday.

Māori and Pastifica Trades Training Auckland is backing an effort to get more women into the trades. Project manager Kirk Sargent says wahine are starting to break into what has traditionally been a make-dominated sector, and many employers are welcoming diversity in their teams.



Student Art Exhibition - Tūpuna Matauranga 

@Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October 2016, 10am - 2pm in Kaikohe. Free entry. The show features art work from Hokianga South-Bay of Islands students. The theme this year is Māori legends.

Hui - Final report for Landlocked Māori Land Project

@Wednesday 12 October 2016, 9am-12pm, Kohewhata Marae. The Iwi Collective and Te Ture Whenua Māori Leader Groups will report on the project outcomes of LANDLOCKED MĀORI LAND within a 50 kilometre radius of Kaikohe as discussed at the initial Hui held 10 August and a follow-up Hui held 20 September.

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi AGM 2016

@Saturday 29 October, Pukerata Marae, Mangatawa Road, Otaua. The whakatau is at 9.30am.

Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium

@26 & 27 October, Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae, NorthTec Raumanga Campus, Whangarei. Massey University in collaboration with NorthTec, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and Ngātiwai Education invite you to attend the Te Tai Tokerau Research Symposium. The Symposium seeks to invigorate research activity in Te Tai Tokelau by exploring possibilities for future research collaboration on community/hapū/iwi-identified issues as we engage with the continuous journey of searching and researching for knowledge. Community members and students attend free. Register here.

2016 Northland Local Body Elections

Key dates for candidates and voters.

Candidates standing for election

Proposed Māori Land Service Wānanga

Wānanga will be held from the 19th September, at a range of venues across the country. Follow this link for more information, dates/times and venues.

@Saturday 8 October 2016, 10am-4pm, Kaikohe Memorial Hall. The 'Lighting the Way' Natural Health Expo has something for everyone with up to 30 natural health professionals, from artists and a kids corner to romiromi.  Contact Bernie Brophy 09 4053457, 0272440379 or email berniesoulwithin@gmail.com for more information.  There is a gold coin entry fee.

Hope for the Homeless

@Saturday 15 October, 5pm to Sunday 16 October, 8am. Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust invites you to experience one night of homelessness. Join them as they sleep-out on the Canopy Bridge at Whangarei's Town Basin.  For registration, sponsorship and donation information contact Ange Tepania on 09 430 8098, 0274083298 or email ange@emergencyhousing.org.nz

Draft Regional Plan Hui

@Monday 17 October, 10am-3pm (Otiria Marae) & Wednesday 19 October, 10am-3pm (Northland Regional Council, Whangarei). The Northland Regional Council is developing a new rule book for how Northland's water, soil and cost are used - the Regional Plan. Go along to the hui to find out more and share your views on the Draft Regional Plan. Contact Ben Lee for more information and to RSVP bell@nrc.govt.nz or phone 0800 002 004.



Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Major Marae Project Assistance Funding 

Major Marae Project Assistance Funding is available by application, to support the physical development and completion of in-progress major marae projects. To apply, contact our Hapū Development Co-ordinator to discuss your project. Completed applications must be received by 1 November 2016.

Marae throughout Northland are being offered input and partnership from the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to develop their own 'marae preparedness plans'.

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