HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Ngāpuhi Rūnanga announces $1.85M net surplus

On Saturday, more than 150 people turned out at Pukerata Marae, Otaua to hear Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi announce another profitable and successful year, at our Annual General Meeting.  Acting Board Chair, Carol Dodd was pleased to report to Ngāpuhi, a positive financial 2015-2016 year across Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group Operations with a net surplus of $1.85M, following a $1M surplus last year. All the details in our Annual Report is available here


"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi for supporting Hamish over the last couple of years as it has contributed to his progress and achievements to date.


Ngāpuhi Scholar receives Marsden Fund Award

Congratulations to Dr Melinda Webber (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whakaue), who was awarded a $300,000 Marsden Fund grant by the Royal Society of New Zealand on behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.  $65.2 million in Marsden Fund grants were awarded with 117 successful proposals to be funded over the next three years.  Dr Webber said her project ‘A fire in the belly of Hineāmaru – Ngāpuhi distinctiveness’ examines the distinctive and enduring identity traits of New Zealand’s largest iwi, Ngāpuhi from a Ngāpuhi-centred position by answering the question ‘How do the distinctive tribal attributes and qualities of Ngāpuhi endure in its contemporary leaders?’  The project will define and develop a model of success that puts Ngāpuhitanga and Ngāpuhi icons at the centre of that conceptualisation and will provide an innovative, general theoretical model of indigenous success from a distinctly tribal perspective.  Ara Ngāpuhi e!

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Hapū model experiment on Ngāpuhi

The chair of the mandated Ngāpuhi claim settlement body Tūhoronuku says it wants a level playing field before it commits to three way talks on how the settlement process should proceed.


The Hokianga is getting set for its first ever Haka Wars. Ngā Uri Tuteauru, a kapa haka group that represents marae from the three valleys of Otaua, Taheke and Waima have planned the event.


Date set to commemorate NZ land wars in 2017

A date has been set to commemorate the New Zealand land wars in 2017. In a hui, representatives of New Zealand battle sites across the country called for a dedicated day on 28 October each year starting next year.

Mum-to-be Moana Ngatai has given up smoking for her unbourn son and is encouraging other expectant mums to do the same.


October surprise irks Ngāpuhi elder

A leading Ngāpuhi elder is questioning the choice of October 28 as Rā Maumahara, the national day to remember those who died in the Land Wars of the 19th century.

Indigenous people from all around the world came together for the opening of the only indigenous centre in the pacific.


Local Northland children are being taught the ecology literacy skills to enable them to play a lead role in managing invasive species such as the Asian paddle crab from Northland's rivers estuaries and harbours.


Protection of indigenous culture a must to avoid digital exploitation

Protecting indigenous culture and knowledge from being exploited in the digital world is an important topic that was addressed at the National Māori ICT conference in Hawke's Bay.


Standing Rock battle draws in Māori

A Māori environmental campaigner says the best tautoko Māori could have for the Native Americans opposing the Dakota Access Pipelines to fight oil and gas exploration here.


Māori bank millions in carbon credits

Māori land owners committed to conservation values are in line for a major cash bonanza. Since the signing of the Paris climate agreement last year, the value of carbon credits in NZ has sky rocketed to an all-time high.


Respective reports delve into wellbeing of urban Māori

Wai-Research today launched two important publications that look into Māori child wellbeing and the widening gaps in Māori Mental Health.


Study to examine traditional Māori herbal medicines

Plant and food biologist Dr Jonni Koia is returning to New Zealand after many years across the ditch to investigate the potential of traditional Māori herbal medicines to help combat type-2 diabetes.


Māori business leaders want culture link to India utilised

There is dissatisfaction in the Prime Minister's delegation regarding the underutilisation of the cultural links between Māori and India. This comes after a prominent figure in corporate India referenced a Māori proverb and mentioned an appreciation to the similarities of India and Māori cultures in one of his addresses.

Meeting new people, learning about their ancestors and overcoming fears are just some of the reasons kids are enjoying a local programme.


Indigenous centre has world view

The director of Massey University's new global centre for indigenous leadership expects international interest in the idea.

A Māori performing arts group has spun up a hit by mixing traditional poi with an upbeat Justin Timberlake track.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

More FM & Rescue Helicopter Community Breakfast Fundraiser

@Friday, 4 November 2016, at the Kaikohe Fire Station, 7am-9am.  The Kaikohe fundraiser is for the Northland Rescue Helicopter and is being hosted by the Kaikohe Volunteer Fire Brigade. Please take along a donation and go in the draw for a great prize! Contact Aimee Ruka for further details on 0211350886.

@Tues, 8 November 2016, in Whangarei. Presenters Shane and Elaine (Patua Te Ngarara kaimahi) will share their skills, knowledge, stories and experiences about whānau strategies for building resilience to cope with the effects of methamphetamine use and abuse. For more information and details about times and venues contact Te Hau Āwhiwhio ō Otangarei Trust on 09 4370908 or email rakaurangatira@otangarei.org

 

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.


Together with Māori and government agencies, Statistics NZ has been leading a review of the statistical standard for iwi. Driving the review was the need to understand whether the existing standard for iwi was meeting the needs of Māori and users across the Official Statistics System.

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