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140206 E Mara E Pānui - 6 February 2013




What's On in February 2014

Takiwā meetings and other events   


Waitangi Treaty Grounds: Waitangi Festival & Day, 5-6 February 2014

Waitangi Festival Programme


Developing a New Māori Language Strategy: Consultation Hui @Thurs 20 Feb 2014, 11am-3pm (Te Kotahitanga Marae, Kaikohe)

In December 2013, the Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, released details of a proposed new Māori Language Strategy for consultation with Māori language stakeholders. 


Ruapekapeka Pā Website Launch @Friday 21 February 2014, 9am-12pm (Whangarei Public Library)

A joint project venture by Te Ruapekapeka Trust and the Department of Conservation. For more information contact Peeni Henare kotiwhero@vodafone.co.nz or Shaughan Anderson shanderson@doc.govt.nz   RSVP by 14 February to Peeni or Shaughan.
(ruapekapeka.co.nz & ruapekapeka.com accessible from 21 February)


Mid-North Be Free Family Day Out & Talent Quest Finals @23 Feb 2014, 11am (Kerikeri Domain)

Be Free is about promoting freedom from addictions, supporting our community and celebrating life. Contact Tony Harrison musicwks@ihug.co.nz on 09 407 7860 or 021 583 986 for more information about the talent quest.


UWC 2014 Scholarship for Māori/Pacific Island Boy @closes Fri 14 Feb

United World Colleges (UWC) NZ is seeking applications from Māori/Pacific Island boys between the ages of 15-17yrs (although there are exceptions).  


Building a new future: Bold new vision for affordable housing

Housing New Zealand's 'house for life' policy and its near-monopoly of social housing ends with major reforms on April 14. Simon Collins reports on the country's first big community and iwi-led residential project.

Read more.

Tribes out to influence look of city

Auckland's 13 Māori tribes say they want to "change the face of Auckland" through infrastructure and hosing developments, starting with a scheme for 282 affordable homes at Weymouth. 


Australia criticises NZ's treatment of Māori

Australia's special visa policy may be making life difficult for many whānau Māori and other New Zealanders who have moved across the Tasman in recent years, but it has piled on with other countries in criticising New Zealand in a regular United Nations review.


Sustainable Rural Development course delivered out of Rewa's Village, 13 March-18 July 2014 (Kerikeri)

The FEES-FREE (Level 2) course is offered by North Tec. Enquiries to Helen Davis 0272402977 email hdavis@northtec.ac.nz or 0800 162 100 for enrolments.


Te Pito o Ngai Tāwake Marae Based Studies NOW ENROLLING FOR 2014

In association with Te Wānanga o Raukawa the following programmes are offered: Poupou Karanga, Mātauranga Māori, Toiora Whānau, Katiakitanga Pūtaiao & Tāhuhu Mātauranga Māori.
For more information contact Niki Kākā 0800UKAIPO or 09 4053085, text 0275367125 or email ngai.tawake@teao.maori.nz


Refuge teaching life skills

Women's Refuge in the Auckland suburb of Mangere has started delivering cooking and gardening lessons to help women provide for themselves.


Deadline looms to have say on single council

More than 150 submissions have been made on a proposal for a single unitary authority in Northland, with three weeks still to go for people to make their views known on the controversial plan. 




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