Inaugural Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Wellbeing Forum 'Te Ritorito 2017'
Registrations are now open for Te Ritorito 2017, our inaugural whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum.
New Te Puni Kōkiri Mobile Service to support Māori communities
New mobile service will support and better inform Māori communities about government funding and initiatives aimed at Māori.
Whenua Māori Fund 2017
The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.
Dig My Idea - Māori Innovation Challenge
Entries open on February 20 for DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge. It is your chance to submit an innovative digital business idea that has the potential to go global.
Siblings to attend 2017 Olympics of performing arts in Hollywood
Irava and Makea Upu are gearing up to perform at the World Championships of Performing Arts in June this year after being selected by the New Zealand audition panel. Scholarships worth a total of $130,000 (US) are awarded at the prestigious event which boasts colourful opening and closing ceremonies similar to the Olympics.
Plant a tree in 2017
The project, called Trees that Count | Te Rahi o Tāne, is funded by the Tindall Foundation and run by the Project Crimson Trust. The Trust has set a target of 4.7 million trees for 2017 (one for every person in Aotearoa) and are encouraging New Zealanders to get involved in a number of ways.
Driver Licencing Programme a Success
Twenty-five year old Jadd Mahia is able to start the year with a full licence thanks to a driving programme he attended run by Eastbay Rural Education, Activities and Programmes (REAP) in Whakatāne.
NCEA go-to page for parents supporting rangatahi through results
In mid-January students were eagerly checking their NCEA results online. As the dust settles, now’s the time for parents, whānau and rangatahi to come together to talk about where to next with study and job options.
Changes proposed to the care and protection of children
A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.