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130307 E Mara E Pānui - 7 March 2013

Board Meeting @Friday 8 March


For more information please phone the office on 09 401 5530.


Te Takiwa o Ngapuhi ki te Tonga o Tamaki Makaurau Roadshow @March 12, 6.30pm (Manurewa)


Venue: Nga Kawai Maha (St Anne’s Maori Community Whare)


Ngapuhi Chair Expresses Concern About Proposed Fisheries Legislation


Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi Chair Rāniera (Sonny) Tau has written to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and the Minister of Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, on behalf of the Iwi Leaders Forum concerned that proposed legislative changes affecting foreign fishing vessels will create uncertainty in the fishing industry and affect investment.



Tuhoronuku News/Updates


The Deed of Mandate Timeline Summary



Kaikohe East School Gala @Saturday 9 March, 10am start


Hangi, Drinks, Hot Dogs... Tickets on sale outside school office for all food stalls.  There are Pony Rides and Much More! 


Whakapara Marae News


The new stained glass window in the Wharenui was unveiled on 2 March. For photos of the event follow the link below to the Marae photo gallery. Nga mihi nui to artist Kathy Shaw and Toi Aotearoa, Creative NZ for the Te Waka Toi grant.




Census data kept confidential


Statistics New Zealand is reassuring Māori they should have no fear about how their information will be used in today's census.



UN reports on NZ race relations


A United Nations report has urged the Government to ensure that the partial privatisation of energy companies doesn't take away Maori rights to freshwater.



Festival celebrates Ngati Hine heritage


Otiria Marae in Moerewa is gearing up for Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine festival.



Town needs firefighters


Volunteers need to come forward to help with emergencies in Rawene, chief fire officer David Williams says.



Kea and Te Puni Kokiri enter partnerships to tap Maori expat community


“Understanding the profile of our international Maori population is an important component to realising the potential of the Māori economy,” says Te Puni Kokiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.



The artist and the ocean


When he returned from Mururoa he began an apprenticeship under the guidance of master carver, Paki Harrison, one of the most widely-respected artists of his generation. So began what Rua Paul describes as a 'serious pedigree' in the traditions of Maori art and carving which continue to this day. His work is intrinsically Maori derived from his genetic Ngati Hine, Ngati Wai and Ngai Tahuhu heritage and yet he extends these indigenous boundaries by infusing neighbouring Pacific cultural elements within the framework of his pieces.



RMA: lost opportunity for Maori input


The Government is proposing a slate of changes it says will streamline the RMA, and opponents say it represents a transfer of power from local to central government.



Tuia Te Ako 2013 @April 9-11 (Otaki)


The National Maori Tertiary Educators’ hui is a platform for discussion and debate about what success may look like for Maori in tertiary education into the future, and how we work to raise levels of success for all.



Iwi work together on roading plans


Hokai Nuku is an alliance that was established to represent iwi and hapu just north of Auckland, and has been dealing with the New Zealand Transport Agency since 2010 on a range of issues around roads of national significance.



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