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120726 E Mara E Pānui - 26 July 2012

Triennial Elections 2012


Every three years elections are held in a selected group of Takiwā or Taurahere to elect its executive and trustee representatives.  This year the Takiwā-Taurahere up for election are: Taiāmai ki te MarangaiTe Taurahere-O-Ngāpuhi-Ki-Te-Tonga-O-Tamaki Makaurau and Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā.  Please visit ourwebsite (or call the office on 09 401 5530 or 0800 NGAPUHI) for more information, to download a copy of the 2012 Elections Booklet, the Trustee and Proxy Trustee Nomination form and the Takiwā/Taurahere Executive Committee Nomination form. 


Mā Te Reo Funding Round is Now OPEN


This Mā te Reo funding round opened on Monday, 23 July and closes on Friday, 31 August 2012. To apply or more information visit www.ma-tereo.co.nz or call free on 0800 MA TE REO (0800 62 83 736).                              



Kapa haka boost business


"I would have to say they're one of the best groups we've ever had, highly organised and well behaved. They were outside practising last night and just hearing them singing in the twilight environment, it was just spine tingling."



The doors are open again ..for Marae to apply to be part of AIA MARAE DIY - Series 10 - 2013


Maori Television will be broadcasting Marae DIY as it enters its 10th season.  Once again Te Ori Paki and his team of makeover specialists are looking for applicants to for next years series. Marae DIY are taking submissions of interest and full applications from now until 30th September 2012.  You can apply by sending and email to maraediy@screentime.co.nz and they will send whanau an application or visit the Marae DIY home page on www.screentime.co.nz - and download an application form


Willie should be given a commission


Former military man, Labour Minister of Maori Affairs and Ngapuhi elder Dover Samuels says Maori are asking why Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata hasn’t received a commission within the defence forces.




Supporting Jana to attend the Thai Kickboxing Championship in Russia - Fundraising Dinner @Sat 4 August, 6.30pm (Te Punawai Centre, Moerewa)


Local girl Jana Vaughan (Ngati Hine, Ngapuhi) has been selected to represent New Zealand at the World Muay Thai Kickboxing Championship in Russia, Sept 5-14.  To help her fundraise for the event there will be a four course Russian dinner at $30 per person, light entertainment, spot prizes and an auction. Auction items include two sacks of kina, a carpenter for a day, artwork by Doddy Downs, Sue Tetai, Barry Downs, a cubic metre of firewood, whakairo by artist Kevin Lowe, a day in the bay, two hours of tattoo work and much more. For more information contact Biddy on 021 052 3870.


Resurgence of ta moko among Maori women: study


A Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi doctoral student claims 40 per cent of Maori women have or are thinking of getting a ta moko, but men have largely usurped the cultural practices around getting tattooed.




Pollutions kills 88 of us


In Northland, 17 adults aged 30 and above die from the effects of emissions from domestic fires, five from motor vehicles, eight from industry sources, eight from open burning, and 50 from natural sources such as sea spray and wind-blown dust.  Of the 88 deaths, 42 are Maori.



Doctorate earned...now it’s back to educating the young


Having slaved away for the past four years working on her doctorate, television and film personality Ella Henry says the best part of the experience is simply getting it done.



A big step in quest for an opera career for Kawiti


Kawiti Waetford, from Whangarei, is one of six finalists chosen to compete in New Zealand's top opera singing contest, the Lexus Song Quest. To have made the finals is another milestone on his path towards a career in opera. The rising opera star talks with the Northern Advocate about getting to this stage



Young People’s Reference Group


The Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills, is looking for new members for his young people’s reference group 2013-2015.  If you have any questions, big or small about applying to the Young People's Reference Group please feel free to email Rebecca on youth_voices@occ.org.nz or phone her on 0800 22 44 53 ex 808.  Applications close at 5pm on Sunday October 14, 2012.



Stage set for young star to help school raise funds


Maungaturoto Primary School pupil Denzal Peeni will be doing his fair share towards helping raise funds for a school trip by playing the main role in Oliver this weekend.



Eyes cast on Maori Trustee’s cash cache


Maori are lobbying the Government to allow the Maori Trustee to release funds for housing.


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Historical Presentation: Screening of ‘The War in the North’ @Sunday 19 August (Pioneer Village, Kaikohe)


The presentation will have its premiere screening at a fundraising Dessert and Coffee evening at the Pioneer Village with a cost of $25 per person.  It follows the diary of Robert Burrows who was stationed at the Te Waimate mission station in 1845 and kept a daily diary of events as they unfolded.  It records conversations with Heke, Kawiti, Waka Nene and Colonel Despard, with images of them and what is happening.  Tickets are on sale at Heritage Kaikohe Pioneer Village, Kaikohe Photographic Centre or Moe Floyeds Presto Laundromat.



Bringing Maori culture to Dubai


Hiwirori Maynard reckons taking Maori culture to Dubai is a modern day take on what world touring Maori showbands did in the 1960s - and it's also one of the best jobs he's ever had.



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