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121129 E Mara E Pānui - 29 November 2012

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Opponents want GMOs on agenda


Tai Tokerau iwi, environmental organisations and individuals have just over a week left to ask the Northland Regional Council to put the subject of genetically modified organisms back on the region's most important policy agenda.




Tai Tokerau Iwi Organise to Challenge GE/GMO Concerns in Northland


Tai Tokerau Iwi have expressed their concerns regarding the removal of Genetically Modified Organisms from the proposed Northland Regional Policy Statement.



Students help restore marae treasure


The old cottage on the grounds of Pehiaweri Marae, unlike the old place in the famous Hone Tuwhare poem of that name, is not about to make its final curtsy.



Ka whakaturia he whare toi hou ki Whangarei


Ka whakaturia he wahanga motuhake o te whare toi hou ki Whangarei, mo nga toi Maori.




Investing in Services for Outcomes Briefing @14 Dec, 10.30am-12.30pm (Northland Cricket Assoc, 79 Okara Drive, Whangarei)


Investing in Services for Outcomes (ISO), announced by Minister for Social Development Honourable Paula Bennett earlier this year, will play a major role in helping the social sector achieve ambitious aims.  The Ministry of Social Development warmly invites MSD-funded Maori organisations to attend a briefing on ISO at one of nine North Island centres.




Skills crisis: Government tells students to target skill shortages


Minister says many are seeking employment in areas where there are too many workers already and a focus on engineering and IT is needed, but other voices say the arts are relevant and important.




Fracking report a high risk option


Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says many Māori will be disappointed at the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on fracking.




NZ-Pacific 2012 Power Shift Youth Climate Summit @7-9 December (Auckland University)


‘Over the past few months, we've seen our leaders forget that there is young generation of New Zealanders like ourselves - who want action on climate change, low carbon solutions and the creation of a zero carbon Aotearoa. We need a moment to lift the discussion, to bring hundreds of young New Zealanders together to share our vision for a low carbon future and get started on the transformation.’




Bid to count all Maori in census


A campaign to boost the number of Northland Maori participating in the 2013 Census has been launched to help the Government get a clearer picture of the region's population.




Maihi Memorial Parks Charitable Trust Community Meeting @December 9, 2.45pm (Kaikohe RSA)


An Invitation extended to all cultures and supporters to come and bring your ideas, have your say about Te Pa o Kaikohe project.  (Please bring a plate to share.)


Movie theatre needs help


Kaikohe Community Concepts was formed as a volunteer-driven effort spearheaded by a couple of the town’s business owners to ensure the town’s only cinema remained operational.




Funding Maori management


Tauranga City Councillors decided this week to allocate $30,000 a year for Tauranga hapu to develop management plans for Treaty of Waitangi settlements.




Ironmaori family fights the flab


Next Saturday the Waipukurau family will join about 2130 other health-conscious people to tackle the Ironmaori event at Panadora Pond, Napier.




Winz centre wrong on redundancy


Beneficiaries Advocacy and Information Service manager Karen Pattie said anyone made redundant should see Work and Income immediately to get advice about their entitlements and apply for a benefit.



Editorial: Don’t give up before battle won


Happy faces on healthy bodies, conversation and laughter, exertion in the water, youngsters training for Friday's Tamariki and Rangatahi event, signs of prosperity - nice cars and sports equipment - not a whiff of cigarette smoke in the air.



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