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  • ASB Polyfest 2017

    • Date: 15 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
    • Time: different starting times – 5:00pm

    The ASB Polyfest features traditional music, dance, costume and speech and is now recognised as an important showcase of New Zealand’s diverse cultures and a celebration of youth performance.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: The Polyfest Trust
  • 2017 Aotearoa National Maori Bowls

    • Date: 04 February 2017 to 05 February 2017

    The annual tournament where whanau and friends from the Maori bowling fraternity renew their friendly rivalry.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tamaki Makaurau Aotearoa Bowls (2017 ) on behalf of Aotearoa Bowls Board
  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    The Social Services Committee is calling for public submissions on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill.

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  • Launch of CD Album NA TE AO

    • Date: 07 January 2017
    • Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

    CD official launch of 'Na Te Ao' marking the Christchurch 6th year anniversary of the 2011 earthquakes.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Whetu Ariki Charitable Trust
  • Ngati Porou Inter Marae Sports Festival (PA WARS) 2017

    • Date: 03 January 2017

    Ngati Porou Pa Wars - this 1-day event is a time to celebrate family values and kinship in a fun atmosphere of friendly inter-marae rivalry competition and healthy lifestyle.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
  • Hikurangi Dawn Ceremony 2017

    • Date: 01 January 2017
    • Time: 4am – 9am

    This celebration provides the opportunity for Ngati Porou and manuhiri to welcome in the new year and the first rays of Tama-Nui-Te -Ra aloft our sacred mountain - Hikurangi.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
  • 90th Aotearoa Māori Tennis Championships

    • Date: 27 December 2016 to 31 December 2016

    Ko te 90 mo te whakataetae Māori Tēnehi 90 Years of Māori Tennis 27-31 December 2016, Tennis Waikato Bays pōwhiri, Tūrangawaewae Marae, Tuesday 27 December

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Aotearoa Maori Tennis Association Inc.
  • 170 applications received for Māori Digital Technology Fund

    • Date: 23 December 2016

    170 applications have been received in the first round stage of the Ka Hao Māori Digital Technology Development Fund (formerly known as the Māori ICT Fund). The value of applications received totalled $69.4 M, for the $4-5 million available in this financial year.

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  • Māori land law reform one step closer

    • Date: 22 December 2016

    Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill passed its second reading in Parliament just before Christmas (December 2016).

    You can view the introductory speech in Parliament by Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell here.

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  • Having the time of my life

    • Date: 21 December 2016

    At a Whānau Ora 'Measuring What Matters' conference in Auckland, numerous stories were told of whānau successfully designing their own solutions to issues affecting their health and wellbeing. The stories showed Whānau Ora in action! Here is Laddy's story.

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  • Pūkaki descendants celebrate papakāinga development

    • Date: 15 December 2016

    The project has a total of 18 homes planned for the papakāinga. Stage one was completed in 2013 with four stand-alone homes and 3 duplexes (2 x 2 bedroom units). The recent build of these three x four-bedroom homes completes stage two of the project. To date, 10 out of the 18 planned homes are now completed.

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  • Ngāti Hāua Mandate

    • Date: 15 December 2016

    The Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust released it's draft mandate strategy on 13 December 2016.

    Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Hāua in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all the historical claims of Ngāti Hāua.

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  • Formative evaluation of the Whānau Ora commissioning agency model : an independent evaluation report

    The aim of the formative evaluation is to examine how well the Whānau Ora commissioning model is working across the three agencies.

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  • Whānau Ora Annual Summary Report: 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

    This report describes the way Whānau Ora (the initiative) was delivered in 2014/15 and the results it achieved.

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  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi rangatahi Phillip Turia set after accepting full volleyball scholarship to Campbellsville University, Kentucky USA

    • Date: 09 December 2016

    Six foot four inches Phillip Turia is an 18 year old student at Palmerston North Boys High School whose talent on the volleyball court has landed him a full NAIA Division 1 Scholarship to Campbellsville University in Kentucky, USA.

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Update

    • Date: 09 December 2016

    On 25 of November the Māori Affairs Select Committee reported Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill back with changes in areas such as representation, decision-making and the appointment of Judges to the Māori Land Court.

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  • Indigenous rights, responsibilities and resilience

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    Over 200 judges, lawyers, tribal court members, thought leaders and community advocates gathered on the traditional lands of the Acjachemen and Tongva people in California USA for the World Indigenous Law Conference in October this year.

     

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  • Authentic values benefit Māori businesses

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    The contribution of values-based Māori businesses to the New Zealand economy has been recognised in the New Zealand International Business Awards 2016.

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  • Turning research in to changes for whānau

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    The Social Policies, Evaluation and Research Unit (formerly known as the Families Commission) has announced the launch of an annual fund of $750,000 to enable researchers to access the latest high quality data regarding families and children in contemporary Aotearoa.

     

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  • Māori governance training cuts straight to it

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    Two and a half years in to their settlement Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust were ready for some fresh ideas and the new governance training course, developed by Te Puni Kōkiri in partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD), was a perfect fit.

     

     

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  • T-shirts sales spreading kindness to Kaikōura businesses

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    Over $10,000 has been raised in t-shirt sales to support Kaikōura businesses following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region on 14 November.

     

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  • A special Xmas gift for the public servant who has everything ….

    • Date: 08 December 2016

    Jock McEwen (b.1915 – d.2010) cannot be called “a man of his time” because during his time paternalistic and assimilationist views were still widely held.

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  • TeachNZ Graduate (Secondary) Scholarships Now Open

    • Date: 05 December 2016 to 07 February 2017

    Proficient or fluent in te reo Māori? TeachNZ's 2017 Graduate (Secondary) Scholarships Ngā Karahipi Paetahi (Kura Tuarua) now open.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ministry of Education
  • Age means nothing

    • Date: 30 November 2016

    Nineteen Kaumatua from Ōrongomai Marae took on Kaumatua IronMaori through the Matika Fund.

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  • 2016 Aotearoa Maori Sports Awards

    • Date: 26 November 2016
    • Time: Powhiri 5pm – 11.45pm

    2016 Aotearoa Maori Sports Awards, Saturday 26 November, Vodafone Events Centre Manukau, Auckland

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust

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