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140313 E Mara E Pānui - 13 March 2014




Roadshow 2014 @March

Dates, times and venue information for the roadshows: Te Roopū Takiwā o Mangakahia & Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Whangarei, Ngāpuhi ki te Hauāuru & Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga, Ngāpuhi Hokianga ki te Raki and Taiāmai ki te Marangai.


Ngapuhi Scholarship Applications @close 31 March 2014

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi  Scholarship Awards  were established in 2003.  The overall aim of Ngāpuhi Scholarships is to assist Ngāpuhi students to fulfill their potential for academic success, and encourage applicants to contribute their skills towards the wellbeing and betterment of Ngāpuhi whānau, hapū and iwi.


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Mataitaua Marae: Te Whakatuwheratanga o te Wharekai @Saturday 15 March 2014, 10am

Nau mai, piki mai, haere mai ra ki te whakanui te tuwheratanga o te whare kai.


Motown Streetwarz 2014 @Fri 18 - Sun 20 April 2014 (Easter Weekend)

The first town to create a community initiative Motown Streetwarz - involving a whole community to challenge each other in competitive sports and kapahaka.  Connect with whānau from all over the world and all over New Zealand to return to Moerewa Easter Weekend 2014.


Youth/Community Workshop on Reducing Youth Offending @18 March 2014, 2-5pm (Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Serivces, Kaikohe)

As part of the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan a strategy is being developed to address and reduce youth offending.  "We want to hear from YOUth, and the community. Listening to the voice of youth and getting strong community input are building blocks of the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan."  For more enquiries contact brennan.rigby@tpat.org.nz or phone 021 673 814.

Kaikohe launches action plan for youth

The focus is on Kaikohe youth.  Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki will officially launch a Kaikohe youth action plan on March 17, at Northland College, as part of a Kaikohe social sector trial.


Auckland Festival of Education @21-23 March 2014 (Viaduct Event Centre, Auckland)

'There is much to celebrate in the New Zealand education system. Our educational success has two dimensions – the achievement of our students, teachers, schools, and community organisations; and our proud record of inspiring educational excellence in other countries, where our expertise and systems are highly valued.'


14th Annual Northland Ray White Allens Kids' Triathlon @Sunday 23 March 2014 (Onerahi, Whangarei) 

The Ray White Allens Kids' Triathlon is about getting out there and having a go.  The event is open to everyone aged 7-15 years on the day of the event.  You enter on your own which means you swim, bike and run (in that order).  Entry numbers are limited so be in quick... 


Opera to help students follow 28th Māori battalion @Saturday 15 March 2014, 3pm

The epic story of the 28th Maori Battalion and the weaving together of Northland iwi and Italy will be told in a new form at an outdoor opera at the historic Te Waimate Mission House.


Ancestors honoured in public mural 

A striking new mural by Hokianga artist Bev Cox was unveiled in Opononi on Saturday.

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Te Houtaewa Challenge @Saturday 15 March 2014 (Te Oneroa a Tohe, 90 Mile Beach)

Far North tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand each year relive the legend of their famous ancestor named Te Houtaewa in an epic beach race.


Māori business optimistic but cloud on horizon

The first survey of what Māori business is thinking has found a high degree of optimism. But changes in Government funding for research could make it harder for businesses to reach their goals.

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New medal for iwi liaison pioneer

Wayne Panapa and the late Paddy Whiu are among six police staff who have been honoured with a new award for outstanding service and commitment to police and communities.


Scientists back Māori research gripe

The New Zealand Association of Scientists is backing Māori academics concerned about the exclusion of Māori voices when money for science is handed out.


Honey re-emerges as a medical treasure

Kaiaka Consulting's Victor Goldsmith said manuka honey was the most expensive honey in the world, with people paying premium prices and wanting more of it. He did not want to see pressure on the resource nor on landowners, especially Maori who were keen to grow manuka to create jobs.


Fonterra Grass Roots Fund @closes 31 March 2014

Fonterra supports projects that are in line with their values of quality, safety, wellbeing and environment, and fostering community spirit.




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