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130214 E Mara E Pānui - 14 February 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.




Ngapuhi Survey - Tukuna ou whakaaro - Kia tau!


An invitation from Horizon Research to sign up to its specialist online Ngapuhi panel.




NZ Census @Tues, 5 March 2013


You can fill in your forms online in English or Maori or do your census on paper.




Tributes flow for popular cop


Tributes are flowing following the death of a respected Northland police officer. Sergeant Patrick (Paddy) William Whiu, 62, died peacefully at home at Waipapa with family at his side on Sunday morning, after a short illness.



Ngati Kahungunu takes on Taitokerau in stop smoking challenge


Teams from the Ngati Kahungunu iwi of the Hawkes Bay region will be taking on Tai Tokerau teams in the latest WERO stop smoking challenge starting on 1 March. "We’re looking for 15 teams from around Tai Tokerau, to take on not only each other, but also teams from Ngati Kahungunu – that will be quite special because there is a strong link between that iwi and our northern tribes. Prize money for teams in our region will be a $5000 1st prize, and $2000 2nd prize plus there will be spot prizes as well," said Ralph Ruka, Northland DHB. "Places will go fast so we urge teams to get registered as soon as possible." For more information contact Ralph Ruka at 09 430 4101, mobile 021 221 4008or via e-mail atralph.ruka@northlanddhb.org.nz

Ouit smoking contest on...


X Factor lures local hopefuls


Rain, a long wait and a dragon's den of judges did not stop hundreds of hopeful singers from auditioning for TV3's The X Factor NZ.



Community galvanised over gang violence


A community meeting in Moerewa called to address recent acts of gang-related violence in the Far North community has "galvanised" the town, one of the meeting's organisers says.



Launch of Maori Future Makers Online


An interactive ‘Maori Future Makers’ website profiles and promotes 30 high achievers who are studying, employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge intensive and growth industries – from entrepreneurs and engineers to neurobiologists and nanoscientists.



Pupils fit for life


Te Kura o Otangarei's sports academy is starting this year with 10 year 5 to 8 students.



Hui to canvass strategies for specialist courts


The first national hui for people who work in the Rangatahi and Pasifika Courts is to be held early next month.




Awards come home


Master waka builder and navigator Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby (Aurere) received a lifetime achievement award for his dedication to matauranga Maori, while Kaitaia GP Dr Lance O'Sullivan won the award in the health category and the supreme title, Maori of the Year.



Whooping cough epidemic hits new high


Public health officials are urging Aucklanders to get immunised as the city's whooping cough epidemic reaches new levels.



Panel eyes reopening of Maori schools


A year-long viability study into whether to reopen two Anglican Maori boarding schools is under way. St Stephen's School, which opened in 1844 at Bombay, and Parnell's Queen Victoria School, which opened in 1901, had long histories of producing national leaders but closed at the turn of the century for financial and performance reasons.



Dewes and Norris on Treasury board


Treasury has appointed two Maori to its board as non-executive directors.They are banker Sir Ralph Norris, who has Ngapuhi whakapapa, and Whaimutu Dewes from Ngati Porou and Ngati Rangitihi.




Maori living in Australia & Maori who used to live in Australia but have now returned to New Zealand - Surveys


Paul Hamer is an adjunct research associate at Te Kawa a Maui, the School of Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and a PhD candidate at Monash University in Melbourne. For his PhD he ia investigating both the impact on Maori of the 2001 Australian law changes that heavily restricted New Zealanders’ rights to access Australian government benefits and services, as well as the reasons for Maori return migration from Australia to New Zealand.


Maori living in Australia survey: http://vuw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9ZiD0cUDOsUJL2R

Maori return migrants from Australia survey: http://vuw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d6BuVKV9ssBNKDj




Te Hiku Accord Foundation for Economy


Te Rarawa leader Haami Piripi says a new social development accord will help post-settlement iwi in the far north rebuild their communities.




Kiwis For Kiwi Funding Application 2013 - Northland Projects


There is a change to the process this year - the Kiwi Recovery Group has requested that the Northland Kiwi Forum Working Group provide recommendations on the Northland projects applying for funding.  Funding application for Northland groups must be completed and submitted earlier to Megan Topia, Northland Regional Kiwi Coordinator ( than what is required for the rest of kiwi groups nationally) so that the NKFWG can meet and make their recommendations in time for the Kiwi Recovery Group meeting that decides on the funding allocations. Contact Megan for more information on 09 439 0214 ormeganleetopia@gmail.com




Iwi encouraged to be part of economic strategy


Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says the Government is committed to supporting any employment initiatives driven by Maori communities.




Treaty cash encourages soul searching


Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta says the prospect of a $70 million top up on its treaty settlement is encouraging Tainui to address some of its social issues.




Trusts put young Maori back on the land


A combined vision by the owners of five blocks of Maori owned land in south Taranaki, to see young people with no farming skills trained so they can take up farming as a career, has taken the first step to becoming a reality.




Farm scheme has iwi land working


Two men have made career changes and entered the dairy industry as apprentice farmers in an initiative to get Maori managing herds on their own lands in the Waikato.




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