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130418 E Mara E Pānui - 18 April 2013

Board Meeting @Monday 22 April


For more information please phone the office on 09 401 5530

2013 General Meeting & Election for Ngapuhi Hokianga ki te Raki Takiwa


Nominations for the positions of Trustee, Proxy Trustee and Executive Committee membership open on Monday 22 April 2013 and close on Tuesday 7 May 2013.  Nomination forms and the Election 2013 Fact Sheet are available from Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi offices, 16 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe and can also be downloaded from the website www.ngapuhi.iwi.nz


Ngāpuhi Hokianga ki te Raki AGM & Election

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Venue and time to be confirmed. Check the website for details



Maori Electoral Option 2013 @25 March - 24 July


Maori roll or General roll?  The Maori Electoral Option is coming, and gives Maori the chance to choose which electoral roll we’re going to be on for the next two general elections.  It’s a choice that only comes every five years or so, so it’s important to get all the information you need to help you make your decision. If you got a pack in the mail at the end of March, it included all the information you’ll need to make your choice. If you didn’t get one (or can’t find it), that’s ok – you still get to choose. You’ll need to fill in an enrolment form by visiting elections.org.nz, calling 0800 36 76 56, or freetexting your name and address to 3676. It’s your choice. He aha o whakaaro?



Te Runanga o Taumarere ki Rakaumangamanga Scholarship Presentation @Saturday 20 April, 11am start


The ceremony will be held at Opua Hall.



Weaving Wananga at Otiria Marae @Saturday 27 April, 9am


A panui to all Weavers. LMCs, Midwives and Wellchild/Tamariki Ora providers who are interested in the making of wahakura and further discussion about various weaves for wahakura including wahakura waikawa. MIHI WHAKATAU will commence the wananga at 9am sharp if you have tamariki coming please bring someone to watch them during the wananga.  Instructions: bring 56 blades of flax - do not process as this will be instructed on the day. Please bring a plate to share.

GE/GMO Strategic Planning Hui @Wed 8 May 2013, 11am-1.30pm (16 Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe - Runanga Conference Room)


Submitters and expert witnesses are invited to attend a meeting to plan and organise for the up and coming Northland Regional Policy Statement hearings. The formal submission stage and further submissions on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Northland (RPS) are now closed. NRC staff will prepare a report making recommendations to the Hearings Commissioner on any changes to the RPS. All submitters who have stated that they wish to present would receive this report prior to the hearings. Hearing dates and venues have not yet been confirmed however, NRC has signalled the week of June 4-6th to present at Otiria Marae. For further queries or to register your interest in attending please rsvp by 26 April 2013 to tania.pene@ngapuhi.org or phone 09 401 5558.

Maori likely target of water protest law


There’s a warning that Maori are likely to be targeted under a new law banning water-borne protests.



2013 Northland Youth Summit @12 -13 June, NorthTec Raumanga


The Summit will provide a platform for Northlanders aged between 12-24 years old to speak up about issues that matter to them and their communities and to share ideas on how they can help shape the future of Northland.  For more information contact Rosie Riggir on 09 430 0710-8 or Aurelia Robertson on 027 255 5293

Fabulous Whanau Ora Day


Opinion: It's not often we are able to activate our Maori community but last Saturday proved to be an exception, a crowd of 4000-plus attended the National Urban Maori Authorities - NUMA's first Whanau Ora celebration day at Nga Whare Waatea Marae in Mangere.



Maori miners in Australia warned they’re vulnerable


A Ngapuhi business leader living in Australia says the jobs of Maori mining workers there may be at risk, because their employers are investigating the use of cheaper migrant labour.



Gardening: Green future saved by seed


Saving seed and propagating your own plants are cost-effective ways to see more native greenery in our neighbourhoods and farms.



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