HE PITOPITO KŌRERO / THIS WEEK'S NEWS

An investment in Thaliah Harahap's career goal to become a Paediatrician

Thaliah was chosen to attend a five-day Silicon Valley (USA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics boot camp, in October.


Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi achieves ISO reaccreditation

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi (THOON) has been reawarded ISO accreditation status, the International Standard for Health and Social Services. THOON Quality Manager Wiki Roger said, "Gaining the ISO reaccreditation is very important for us to continue to deliver quality services to our people. We are really pleased to receive a 100 percent pass rate, exceed the auditors' expectations and have no corrective actions to undertake." Accreditation is a formal recognition of competency through a robust assessment of an organisation's quality management systems. By having an objective standard to which THOON is working and by which they can be measured, there is a greater level of accountability and clear evidence of performance. "We work hard to maintain our quality systems" says Mrs Rodger "and it's great to receive this recognition and accreditation so that we can continue to support our people to good health."


Graffiti wipe out at Kaikohe Skate Park

Graffiti stands no chance in Kaikohe thanks to volunteers on a mission to beautify their town.


Iwi, scientists unite to explore Warawara Forest

The most comprehensive survey of plant and bird life in a remote and ecologically special Hokianga forest in more than 60 years has already revealed some new secrets to delighted scientists and locals.


A group of South Auckland kids are telling the digital story of rheumatic fever and what it does to whānau, friends and community. These talented kids are involved in community-driven change in an area where Māori and Pacific communities are most vulnerable.


Prime Minister John Key welcome at Te Tii Marae next Waitangi Day

A Ngāpuhi elder has put his personal animosity towards the Government aside, saying the Prime Minister should be welcome at next year's Waitangi Day commemorations.

The Whangarei man whose quiet words have driven a campaign to improve the quality of fresh waterways has been named. Te Reo mō te Awa (Voice of the River) in the New Zealand River Awards.


Ancestral kumara gardens replanted on Matakohe Island

To Northland, where it's estimated that over 150 years have passed since massive kūmara gardens on Matakohe Island flourished during the time of the chief Te Ihi-o-te-Rangi. Today the people of Te Parawhau and supporters returned to Matakohe to begin replanting the kūmara gardens of their chiefly ancestor.


Māori asset managers juggle social and commercial pressure

Māori lawyers have heard how managers of Māori collective assets face increasing pressure to address social and community needs.


Today brings together a group of Māori co-design enthusiasts who work at the coal face of participatory research within their iwi, hapū and whānau.


To rescue pāua or not? It's the pāua struggle in Kaikōura that has rescuers and iwi in a stand-off with the Ministry of Primary industries.

Thanks to the High Court the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) now has better clarity over who is entitled to the $25 million held by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. NUMA took Te Ohu Kaimana to the High Court in July to challenge it about the way the trust was being interpreted by the iwi dominated trust.


Pou set up to guard Warrington kaimoana

A traditional carved Māori marker post has been erected on a beach north of Dunedin in a bid to curb illegal fishing in the area.


The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland is pleased to announce a partnership with the Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA) to foster closer ties between leading engineering researchers and Māori enterprises.


Five more volcanic mountains in Auckland will have pedestrian-only access from next year.

Te Ātiawa has withdrawn its support for a bill designed to end one of the longest and most bitter land disputes in New Zealand.

Exploring shrubs and catching prey are just some of the things students will get up to at the country's first "bush school".


2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards Excellence in Social Innovation & Innovation in Education, Training & Development: Manaiakalani Education Trust

The phrase children are our future is one of the most tired, oft-repeated cliches. But, like most cliches, it's also true - which is why providing the most opportunities possible and empowering children to shape their future, and the future of the world as a result, is so critical.

 

HE HUINGA / EVENTS

@Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Pehiaweri Marae, Glenbervie, 9am-4pm. The Toi Ako wānanga is an opportunity to learn, workshop, and apply effective forms of communication. 


Meet Karena and Kasey

@Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 5pm at Cafe Malaahi, Kaikohe. Come and meet Karena and Kasey and hear the behind-the-scene stories from their TV ONE show Karena and Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy as well as hearing some other stories that have inspired their second cookbook, 'Hungry'. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Paperplus Kaikohe on 09 401 0196 for more information.

 

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.

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