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120809 E Mara E Pānui - 9 August 2012

Triennial Elections 2012 - Update


Nominations for Te Taurahere-O-Ngāpuhi-Ki-Te-Tonga-O-Tamaki Makaurau and Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā have closed.  Nominations for Taiāmai ki te Marangai close at 5pm on 15 August 2012.  Please visit our website (or call the office on 09 401 5530 or 0800 NGAPUHI) for more information.



Record Settlement Rumoured


The Crown has admitted numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi against Te Tai Tokerau Maori ahead of the country's largest Waitangi Tribunal settlement, which could be worth up to $1 billion.




Hapu feels overlooked


A group representing Ngapuhi and northern hapu are upset the Crown appears to be leaving them out when carving up the Auckland isthmus for Treaty settlements.



Welcome home for unicycle champs


A celebration is in the works for Friday in Kaikohe. The town is shutting down Broadway to give a heroes' welcome to three local champions at 11.30am, after Northland fared exceptionally well at the unicycle world championships in Italy.



Crown admits Treaty breaches


The Crown has admitted numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi against Te Tai Tokerau Maori ahead of the country's largest Waitangi Tribunal settlement, which could be worth up to $1 billion.




Govt advises youths avoid energy drinks


Energy drinks should not be consumed by anyone under 18 and children should exercise for at least an hour a day, according to new Government recommendations.




New Zealand ‘ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill @9.26am on Wed 26 Sept


The first ShakeOut drill held nationwide in any country. Participants at home, work and school will practice "Drop, Cover and Hold"—the right action to take in an earthquake.




Otago University Tū Kahika Scholarship Opens @Applications close 30 Sept

Tū Kahika is a scholarship for young Māori aspiring for a career in health. Students are supported through a one year pre-university Foundation Year health sciences course as preparation for studying in further health-related programmes, such as Health Science First Year.


PM accused of divide and rule over water rights


Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of trying to divide and rule Maori in the debate over water rights.



Youth find their rhythm for festival


Budding musicians as young as 14 will join veteran performers in their 80s at this weekend's Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.



Public Meeting - Proposed Toxic Mining in Puhipuhi, Whakapara @Wed 15 August 2012, 7pm (Whakapara Hall, Old North Road) 


All welcome to attend a public meeting hosted by MineWatch Northland & Far North Forest & Bird.  A multinational mining company Newmont (Waihi Gold Company Ltd) have undertaken exploration to mine Puhipuhi for gold and silver for 5 years and this expires in October 2014.  The evening is about bringing the community together to talk and share information on toxic mining and the potential effects on water and   waterways on Puhipuhi and surrounding areas. A gold coin donation and a plate of food for a shared cuppa would be appreciated. Any questions please contact MineWatch Northland on minewatchnorthland@gmail.com.

Hundreds honour waka man


A Northland man credited with reviving the ancient arts of waka building and celestial navigation has celebrated his 80th birthday.




White Ribbon Ride 2012 @17-25 November


The White Ribbon Ride is New Zealand’s most exciting initiative to tackling this country’s crippling domestic violence record. Violence destroys families, sets our children on a destructive journey and affects one in three women. This week-long motorcycle tour happens every November – White Ribbon Month, and is a powerful and inspirational voyage for all involved.




Kapa haka message to Parata


A kapa haka group from Kaikohe Intermediate will represent Northland during a national competition at Mataatua.



Maori water claims to go global


A Waikato University Maori academic plans to take the growth-stifling Maori water claim issue to the United Nations..



1000 more workers wanted by Christmas


A push to hire 1000 more workers by Christmas for the $2.2 billion repair of Christchurch infrastructure kicks off next month.



Novel transformed with a local flavour


A "singing, dancing, kapa haka extravaganza" set firmly in Northland and exploring the issues facing young Maori is coming to Kawakawa this week.



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