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140116 E Mara E Pānui - 16 January 2014




2014 Ngāpuhi Festival @25-26 January - 8 days to go!

The 2014 Ngāpuhi Festival website is up and running now.  There you can find out all the latest info about the festival, including a section for stall holders to register online.   


War effort to inspire todays students

A battlefield pilgrimage is the latest idea to promote Māori educational achievement.


BikeNZ encourage elderly

It's an initiative run by BikeNZ to teach biking skills including cycling safely and its health benefits to the elderly. 


Māori Council to report at Waitangi 

The New Zealand Māori Council intends to use next month's Waitangi hui to report back to te ao Māori on its activities over the past year.


Online plea to help crash victim

A Facebook page and an online donation account have been set up to help the family of a 5-year old girl badly injured in a crash near Russell last week.  Luka Herewini-Kelsen suffered life-threatening head injuries in a head-on crash on the Russell-Whakapara road last Wednesday and remains in a critical condition in Auckland's Starship Hospital.

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Men dominate drownings in Northland waters

"To lose a mokopuna to drowning is an absolute tragedy for all.  It's distressing then to hear that more of our Māori adults are going out there with fatal consequences," Mr Jones said.


Wahine swears off plastic

Ms Ngata says seeing a documentary of the mass of plastic collecting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean brought home to her the consequences of excessive reliance on plastic and inspired her to seek alternatives. 


Organism threatens mussel beds

Ahipara Komiti Takutaimoana, a local coastal protection committee has serious concerns for local mussel beds, as they are being overtaken by the foreign sea squirt known as pyura, and the mussels have long fed and sustained masses.


Swimming lessons promote life skills

"By rebuilding our relationship with Tangaroa, we gain respect for the sea and understand our limitations, Mr Makaore says.


Keeping NZ footie talent safe in Oz

Each of the homes are drug, alcohol and relationship-free and each has a set of house parents, all Kiwis, who help with everything.  "From teaching these kids to cook to helping them get their driver's licence, our "parents" do it all."


Victoria Māori Wardens General Meeting, 18 Jan 2014, Ravenhall

The Victoria Māori Wardens Inc. Launch will be holding its first general meeting for all its members and new members and whanau for 2014 at Metropolitan Remand Centre, Deer Park (1 Middle Road, Ravenhall) on Saturday 18 January, 10am start.



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