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121004 E Mara E Pānui - 4 October 2012

Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi AGM 2012


Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi charitable trust hereby gives notice that its Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 27 October 2012, at Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohe, starting at 9.30am.




Tuhoronuku totally rejects Government commissioned Morgan Report


Ngapuhi’s mandated entity, Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku, totally rejects a report by Tuku Morgan calling it “an amateurish attempt to re-engineer Ngapuhi social and political structures.”




Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi Annual Report 2012


Posted on the website on Thurs 27 September the annual report can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on this link.


SWiS Tupuna Matauranga Programme @Thurs 4 - Fri 5 Oct, Kaikohe Memorial Hall


Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) welcomes you to the Tupunga Matauranga Art Exhibition. Tupuna Matauranga is an initiative developed to assist in the personal and spiritual growth of our tamariki. 


Tautoro Fynest Loser 2012 Whanau Ora Celebration Day @Saturday 27 Oct, 10am-3pm (Mahuhukiterangi Marae, Tautoro)


Free kids fun day with free healthy information, free music, live bands, heaps of fun! For more information contact Sarah on 09 401 1877 or email madeezy@yahoo.com


Manu Huruhuru Wananga @Thurs 25 Oct, 9.30am-3.30pm (Kororareka)


Nau mai, haere mai, whakaurua! Welcome, come and participate!  This workshop is an opportunity for people to learn how to pelt native bird feathers for use in korowai making.  Places are limited so please book your place by 18 October.  (Please bring old clothes to work in and a plate of kai to share.) For further queries regarding the wananga and to book a place please contact Lorraine Young marae@kororarekanz.com or Helen Ough Dealy hodealy@doc.govt.nz  ph 09 403 9006. For cultural material queries contact Paula J Wilson pwilson@doc.govt.nz ph 09 470 3321.


Information Evening for 2013 Applicants to the Leadership Academy of A Company @Tues 16 Oct, 5.30-7pm (185 Lower Dent St, Whangarei)


Applications to the Leadership Academy of A Company for 2013 are now open.  You are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday 16 October 2012 from 5.30pm – 7.00pm. This year is the last intake for the Academy under the ASB Community Trust programme.  2013 will see the introduction of a new educational concept in partnership with the local Whangarei secondary schools. To RSVP, for further information, a copy of the prospectus or an application, contact Elisa Cordtz-Kawiti at the office on 09 438 4228 or e.kawiti@mokonz.


Afghan service rewarded


Lieutenant Colonel James Kaio received a US Army commendation medal for his work as team liaison officer of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamyan, Afghanistan, in 2007 and 2008.




Cruise Ship Cultural Experience & Markets @Saturday October 6, Parawhenua Marae


Northern Alliance is a new tourism company specialising in authentic guided cultural tours on 100% real Marae. It is envisioned that the cultural experience will encourage growth in the industry to occur inland by drawing people in and providing opportunities for local people to trade business with tourists visiting Northland searching for that unique cultural engagement. For stallholder and further information contact John Tiatoa honetiatoa@hotmail.com


Big push on to drive Kaikohe tourism @October 10, Kohewhata Marae


The Tai Tokerau Tourism Board is holding a hui at the Kohewhata Marae in Kaikohe on October the 10th to elect new directors onto the Board. The powhiri is at 11:00am.




Down home country touch


The Hokianga came alive with the sounds of swinging country music and the sights of ten gallon hats, cowboy boots and tassels at the weekend.




DOC Northland - Recreation Site Survey


The Department of Conservation would  appreciate your help by completing this short 10-15 minute survey before Monday 8 October. The survey is asking for whanau/hapu/iwi thoughts on a project to help DOC plan for better recreation in Northland.  Completing the survey also makes you eligible for a prize Draw.  First Prize is a $300 Pak 'n' Save voucher and a $300 DOC accommodation voucher.  Two Second Prizes of $300 DOC accommodation vouchers.




Budget service of little use if cupboard is bare 


Making beneficiaries learn budgeting skills is a good idea - but there's little point if the budgeting services are too overworked to help, a Far North doctor says.




Lions hit stride for Kassius


Come rain or shine, the Onerahi Lions' fundraiser will walk 20km a day around Whangarei to help buy a specially-fitted vehicle for the family of Kassius Hepi.



Songs to celebrate Onerahi


The performance included a pakiwaitara, Maori story telling of how Onerahi and Whangarei got their names, a waiata Rerenga Wairua and performance of the haka.




A korero about Onions


Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties. This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.



Taonga revealed while overseas


'I went to 15 schools and left school when I was 15. I never thought I'd be a teacher. I thought I was another one of the numbers in the statistics on Maori youth. Taonga puoro started my journey to where I am today,' says Horo, of Taranaki, Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou descent.



Te Kura Kaupapa in hip hop debut


Kamo High School and Bay of Islands College are the hippest, hoppest schools in the region, taking out first place in each category of the competition.



High burden of smoking in Northland


Northland has a higher burden from smoking than the rest of New Zealand, however, fewer people are picking up the habit at a young age, says Northland DHB.



Carving history underpins doctoral thesis


Auckland University indigenous art history lecturer Ngarino Ellis has become only the second Maori woman in the university's history to be awarded a doctorate in art history.




KA TV - Healthy lifestyle show aims to get viewers fit @Oct 13, 7pm


Maori Television’s new lifestyle show KA TV kicks off on October 13 at 7.00pm with a fun and entertaining approach to health and fitness you can enjoy from home. In each episode of KA TV, presenters Jay Tewake and Tara Puke will follow the challenging journeys of six everyday people on their personal quests to lose weight, stop smoking, gain self-esteem and improve their health and wellbeing.



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