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130131 E Mara E Pānui - 31 January 2013


Roadshow 2013


For Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi Roadshow dates, times and venues near you click here or phone the Runanga on 0800 642 784.




2013 Communication Competition: Do the survey and you could win an iPad mini!


The aim of the survey is to gather information about our communication systems and tools. The information you provide will help us to refine what we do to improve our services.   Go here for the survey.




2013 Scholarship Funding @closes 31 March


Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi Scholarship Awards were established in 2003.  The overall aim of Ngapuhi Scholarships is to assist Ngapuhi students to fulfil their potential for academic success, and encourage applicants to contribute their skills towards the wellbeing and betterment of Ngapuhi whanau, hapu and iwi.




Te Runanga o Taumarere ki Rakaumangamanga @Saturday 9 Feb, 9.30am (Waikare Marae)


An invitation to its constituent Marae: Te Toka Kotahi, Pakaru ki te Rangi, Waihaha, Waikare, Kaingahoa, Te Rawhiti and Kororareka to review the constitution and discuss future perspectives for whanau and hapu.  For more information contact Kara George on 09 403 7381 or Lorraine on 09 403 7504.


Treasured islands


A hui at Te Rawhiti involved various groups - notably Ngati Kuta, Patukeha, Fish Forever, Living Waters, Project Island Song and the Eastern Bay of Islands Preservation Society - all united in the same purpose: "To find a holistic, inclusive approach to safeguarding the ecologically, culturally and historically rich environment and supporting the protection of traditional Maori customary fishing grounds within the Eastern Bay of Islands."




Watchful eye on water levels


Northland's district councils, major industries and consented water-users are being urged to monitor their water use and prepare for possible shortages and restrictions unless there is significant rain soon.




Maori Education Trust Scholarships


Online scholarship applications portal.




International Opportunities & Scholarships


Information about International Senior Secondary Science opportunities that are listed on the Otago Uni Science wananga site.




Hikoi Against Child Abuse in Kaitaia @Wed 13 March, 10am


A kaupapa highlighted by the recent high profile ‘Indecent Assaults’ on tamariki in Kaitaia. 

Meeting point:  Old Pak N Save carpark, Commerce Street, Kaitaia. Hikoi through township to Kaitaia Court House.  The Strategic Planning Hui @Thurs 14 Feb at Te Hiku Mana Office, 60 North Rd, Kaitaia, 1pm.  For more information email hikoi.kaitaia@hotmail.com 




‘Feel good’ festival to celebrate Waitangi Day


On Wednesday, Waitangi Day itself, the forum tent will host presentations open to anyone about the Treaty, the claims' process and progress; the Northern Wars; sovereignty and guardianship issues; education and its social, cultural and economic impacts; alienation of Maori lands; Native and Maori Land Courts; Maori trusts and incorporations; and environmental issues.




Whangarei housing trust funding hits crisis point


The Women's Refuge says the Taitokerau Emergency Housing Trust accommodation is an essential transition from a refuge safe-house for many of their clients. Jodie Findlay-Harris at Tryphina House said if emergency housing wasn't available, many of their clients would have nowhere to go, particularly women with children who can't stay in the (refuge) safe house for any length of time.




Gravida-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga PhD Scholarship


Through the new Gravida-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga PhD Scholarship Fund, support is available for an outstanding postgraduate student engaged in research into an early start to life and fostering te pa harakeke (fostering healthy and prosperous Maori families). This research should be concerned with understanding what keeps a family well and prospering, and the barriers to families flourishing.

All applications are due to Jane Duffy j.duffy@auckland.ac.nz by the 28th of February, 2013.




Weavers sought for kiwi feathers


The Department of Conservation has called on Maori Arts New Zealand for help to find weavers who can work with kiwi feathers from overseas.




X-Factor NZ Pre-Auditions 2013 @Taitokerau from 4-6 Feb (10am-3pm)


The Pulse, Whangarei on Feb 4, Kingston House, Kerikeri on Feb 5 and Te Ahu Community Hall, Kaitaia on Feb 6.




Kids now have a safe cave to play in


The colourful, eclectic nature of Kawakawa's main street has the addition of a safe place for kids to play indoors.




Waitangi Day and Festival 2013: Waitangi Treaty Grounds


The programme for the Waitangi Festival celebrations in February 2013 begins on 2 February with the Ki-o-rahi Tournament and 5 February is the Waitangi has Talent event .  On Waitangi Day the Dawn service starts at 5am at the Whare Whakairo; the Church service at 10.30am is at the waka shelter.




Te Papa: What’s happening in Feb 2013


Happy New Year! National Services Te Paerangi is back from holidays and getting stuck in to a busy 2013 work programme.  They look forward to another year of working and collaborating with New Zealand’s museums, galleries, and iwi organisations. As always, they can be contacted on 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743) and natserv@tepapa.govt.nz with any queries.




Studying Te Reo in Kerikeri with NorthTec - Fees Free


Te Pokaitahi Ngapuhi-Nui-Tonu- Te Reo.  For further enquiries contact Kristina Te Whata (Kaiako) on 027 705 1923.


Standoff at Tuna Place


A bitter fight at Taupo Bay over a proposal to develop a tennis court and clubhouse on a recreational reserve is costing ratepayers dearly.



Our ties of solidarity prop collective goals


Maori and non-Maori continue to meet at Ratana every year in recognition of the movement and its place in the Maori world. Many come to rekindle ties, others are visiting for the first time. It was a time for morehu to celebrate Tahupotiki's birthday and their youth. For years the marae was flooded with rangatahi - music, sports and cultural activities.



Maori tell constitution group how they want NZ run


An independent constitutional group says feedback from Maori is that they want their values included in any new basic rules which New Zealanders should live by.



Whangaroa mussel farm approved


An iwi-backed mussel farm near Whangaroa has won consent.



NZ bids to host indigenous tourism conference


Aotearoa is bidding to be the host nation for the new global indigenous tourism summit.



Study looks at cost of dying


It's important Maori experiences are heard because there are often cultural obligations and commitments that other cultures might not share, Dr Moeke-Maxwell says.



Maori organisations to get chance to invest in 2degrees


Maori organisations will be offered shares in 2degrees this year through the company's original Maori shareholder - a selldown which was always going to happen, a spokesman says.



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