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140724 E Mara E Pānui - 24 July 2014








We Remember Ngapuhi Kaumatua Sol Te Whata

One of the last of the 28th Maori Battalion has died. Read more...

Sol was one of the "gumdiggers" featured in this 2010 documentary on TVNZ. Watch the video...

He missed the battalion's reunion in 2012 because it was his birthday. Watch the video...

Ngapuhi Supports New Maori Language Strategy

Iwi must have a say about how the government supports our Maori language says Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi Chairman Raniera (Sonny) Tau. Read more...

More Stories on Te Reo This Week

Education Minister Hekia Parata says making Maori compulsory in schools won't work. Read here...

Meanwhile Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori Acting Chief Executive says making te reo compulsory at primary and intermediate school is critical to the language's survival. Read here...

Stan Walker and co release a new song in te reo to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo. Read here...

Former All Black Dallas Seymour says all our towns and cities should be referred to by their Maori names. Read here...

Nga Manu Matui o Whangaroa one of three Tai Tokerau Representatives at National Kapa Haka

The group is made up of 40 students from six different kura. Read here...

Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia Reflects on 18 Years of Politics

Her stance on the Foreshores and Seabeds legislation got the retiring politician offside with then Prime Minister Helen Clark. Read here...

West Ham United Defender New Soccer Ambassador

Winston Reid will be the face for aspiring football players. Read here...

Karate Kids Win Five Titles

Northlanders win five titles at the National Karate Champs. Read here...

The Most Popular Maori Names for your Pepi

For the second year in a row Nikau is the most popular Maori name for boys. Read here...

Takiwā Elections 2014:

Te Roopū Takiwā o Mangakahia General Meeting @Tuesday 12 August, 5pm (Waimarie Marae)

​Te Rūnanga o Taumarere ki Rakaumangamanga General Meeting @Thursday 21 August, 6pm (Waikare Marae)  

Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga AGM @Wednesday 20 August 2014, 5.30pm  

The venue is Matai Aranui Marae, Whirinaki.


Otaua Marae Hapū Development Strategic Plan @July 25-27, 2014

Powhiri Friday 25 July, 6pm. For more information contact Friday Rountree on 027 2799242 or friday.rountree@gmail.com

The Takou 439 Reservation Trust Special General Meeting @2 August 2014 (10am)

The venue is Mataatua Ki Takou Whare Awhina, Takou Bay.  For any queries contact Secretary Nora Rameka nora.rameka@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 151 2924.

Otatara Marae Trustees & Beneficiaries AGM @Saturday 9 August 2014 (11am)

*Confirm Trustees, Officers Election & Constitution Charter.  Contact Heather  on 09 401 1523.


Invitation to the Hokianga Accord Hui @7 August 2014, 9.45am (Paihia) 

The Hokianga Accord is having its next hui on Thursday 7th August 2014 at the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Paihia, Bay of Islands, from 10-7pm (9.45am assemble). The Hokianga Accord brings together the commercial and non-commercial interests of Ngapuhi, Ngati Whatua, and other northern iwi and hapu, environmental and fishing interests groups. Confirm your attendance with Shelley Naera 027 5872466, Scott Macindoe 021 622463 or Trish Rea 027 4175121 trish@legasea.co.nz 

Unsure about your registration?

Ever received an acknowledgement? Do you have a registration number? If you're unsure about your registration details contact us. Ph 0800 NGĀPUHI (0800 6427844), 09 401 5530 or email the registrations team at registrations@ngapuhi.iwi.nz.

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This is a collection of Māori news, general news of interest to Māori from on-line sources of national media including print, TV and radio and community panui.

The aim is to provide a weekly electronic panui that drives and facilitates panui of interest to our constituency. 


Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi
16 Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe
Ph 0800 NGAPUHI (6427844) +64 9 401 5530
Email runanga@ngapuhi.iwi.nz
Fax +64 9 401 5543