He mihi tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngātiwai i whiwhi ki a rātou ngā karahipi o Te Poari o Ngātiwai.
On Saturday 27 November, Te Poari o Ngātiwai hosted our Hui ā Tau at Oceans Resort Tūtūkākā where we were also able to celebrate our 2021 Ngātiwai scholarship recipients - 7 post graduates ($3000 each) and 27 under graduates ($1000 each).
Firstly we acknowledge all our Ngātiwai uri who having been studying this year during a challenging covid environment, we know these past two years have been difficult, however we wish you all the very best success in your studies.
Below are our Ngātiwai uri who were successful in receiving a Post Graduate or Under Graduate scholarships.
Please join us in congratulating and celebrating their academic achievements for 2021.
Post graduate recipients
Under graduate recipients
At the Monthly meeting of Trustees on 26 November, the Board moved to adopted the Ngātiwai Ki Te Hoe - Kōwhiti-19 Preparedness Plan. This tool kit was formerly launched at the our Hui ā Tau on Saturday 27 November.
The purpose of this toolkit is to ensure we are all prepared for if and when covid enters our kainga. It is a plan to assist whānau to have the kōroero, to start thinking about what you would do if you were to be impacted by covid in your home and to have a plan to be able to get through.
It will also give the ability should you need assistance from outside organizations to easily identify those who are in your bubble, what are the needs of the home and what is the support that needs to be provided.
This is a FREE tool kit that we have made available to whānau, with hard copies available in our office or whānau can also download it from our website here: Kōwhiti 19 Preparedness Plan
We have our team of Kaimanaaki staff who are available to discuss and help you navigate what you need to do to complete your own personalised plan. We encourage whānau to call to make an appointment with one of our Kaimanaaki team to discuss on:
- 094300939 or Free call 0800 119 725.
Covid is here in our communities now. The new traffic light system has been announced and will be in place this Friday. The Borders are opening from the 15th December and we can expect an influx into our coastal communities that will increase the risk of spread of covid in our rohe.
Whānau we must be prepared for the likelihood of our homes being impacted covid-19. We need to have plan. Please take the time to prepare you plan for you whare by utilising this toolkit we have put together for you. If you need help completing this, feel free to call us, our team are happy to assist you with this.
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Ngātiwai iwi leader calls for Northland’s borders to be kept closed
Te Iwi o Ngātiwai recognise the constraints and pressures that lockdown has had on our Tāmaki Makaurau whānau, our kāinga of Pākiri and Aotea Great Barrier. “We acknowledge the hardships of lockdown life for our whānau in Tāmaki and want to see our whānau, but we must remain vigilant to suppress the spread of the virus” says Te Poari o Ngātiwai Chairman Aperahama Kerepeti-Edwards.
Chairman Aperahama calls on the Government to pause plans to open the Northern border to Aucklanders following yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“Our Ngātiwai kāinga are a holiday hotspots, we believe it is premature to open Northlands borders when we have such low Māori vaccination rates across Northland and Auckland”.
The Ngātiwai Trust Board support the position of Te Kahu o Taonui opposing the opening of the northern border until Māori vaccination rates in Auckland and Northland reach the goal of 90% vaccination rate.
“We are a part of a Northland drive to accelerate Māori vaccination rates alongside our health colleagues and the wider public sector” says Raukura CEO, Huhana Lyndon.
“There is massive mobilisation taking place across the region, we need time to raise our vaccination rates for Māori to protect our whakapapa when Aucklanders come North”.
Ngātiwai Trust Board have grave concerns following yesterday’s announcement, Edwards states “The government has little in place to ensure that those coming north into our region after 15th December are double vaccinated”.
Edwards adds “We are willing to consider opening the border when the government comes to the table to engage meaningfully with iwi of the North to plan a shared strategy”.
Ngātiwai Trust Board supports Te Kahu o Taonui calling on the government to work with iwi before making decisions on opening our border.
Aperahama Kerepeti-Edwards Heamana (Chairman)
Te Poari O Ngātiwai
Phone: 09 430 0939
The Ngātiwai Trust Board Annual Report 2021 is now available here on our website.
A copy of the Annual Report is available by request from our office - 129 Port Rd, Whangārei and will also be available at our Annual General Meeting at Matapōuri Marae, Mackie Place, Matapōuri on Saturday 27th November 2021 commencing at 10:00am.
If you have any enquiries, please call 09 430 0939 or email email@example.com
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Te Iwi o Ngātiwai calls for L3 in Te Tai Tokerau
Te Poari o Ngātiwai Heamana (Chairman) Aperahama Kerepeti-Edwards this long weekend wrote to the Government expressing his deep concern at the lack of action with the delta outbreak in Tai Tokerau.
He stated to Ministers and officials of Crown that Tai Tokerau has large rurally isolated communities, very low vaccination rates and a clear lack of resources to cope should a full delta outbreak set in.
“Why have the Government been quick to abandon the hard and fast rhetoric?” asks Mr Kerepeti-Edwards.
“The Northland cluster is growing and in four days we have gone from two to now seven cases with twenty-seven close contacts. These cases are all rural Māori. We acknowledge the cases are all linked and isolating at home but given the level of risk it is still a huge concern for our people. It has been a long weekend with no real restrictions on travel across the region.”
“Ngātiwai stands united with Ngā Iwi o Te Tai Tokerau calling for the Government to take a highly precautionary approach and move Te Tai Tokerau immediately to Alert Level 3.”
Mr Edwards calls for iwi inclusion in alert level assessment and decision making as is our right as mana i te whenua through He Whakaputanga me Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Aperahama closes “Should any Ngātiwai fall victim to this outbreak via this Northland cluster, ka rongo koutou i te wehi o Ngātiwai!”
Contacts: Aperahama Kerepeti-Edwards Heamana (Chairman)
Te Poari O Ngātiwai
Phone: 09 430 0939
Barry Caldwell, Communications Advisor, Ngātiwai Trust Board
Phone: 021 728 291
Tūtūkākā Twilight Pop-Up Vaxx Station, this Thursday 21 Oct 4pm - 7pm
Nau mai, ahu mai e te iwi
This Thurs we will host a drive through/ walk up Vaxx Station with Ngāti Hine Health Trust at 'The Green' outside Oceans Resort Hotel, Tutukaka 4 - 7pm!
Spot Prizes up for grabs inc:
- Dive! Tutukaka Perfect Day Whānau of 4 Trip to Poor Knights
- UE BOOM
- $200 petrol vouchers
- $200 Soil & Sand Clothing vouchers
And kai while you wait from Ocean & Teale 'Haere Mai Te Kai'
This is a community Vaxx Event - all welcome! Come on down to 'The Green' at Tūtūkākā to grab a jab!
E Ngātiwai, ki te hoe!
#Ngātiwai #KiTeHoe #kowhiti19 #vaxxtime
Ngātiwai Ki Te Hoe! Kia Kotahi Tātou!
Nau mai haere mai - Today we launch our Ngātiwai COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign to Christmas!
In preparing for Summer we will be moving our way down Te Ākau Roa o Ngātiwai hosting kāinga events - Keep an eye out for the pānui, we're coming to you!
Today we are also launching our Ngātiwai Online Vaccination Competition - Get your vaxx and be into win! Prizes up for grabs:
• UE Boom
• $200 Soil & Sand Voucher
How to win?
Step One - Post a pic of you with your vaxx card on Insta or FB
Step Two - Use the tag line 'Ngātiwai ki te hoe'
Step Three - Hashtag #Ngātiwai #KiTeHoe
Step Four - Tag in our Insta or FB pages
Enter the comp via our online form here and be in to win!
Dont forget to post ya pic! Competition closes Labour Monday 25 Oct 2021!
Its our time to Mahi Tahi - Kia Kotahi Tātou Te Iwi o Ngātiwai!
#Ngātiwai #KiTeHoe #Kōwhiti19
Te Poari o Ngātiwai Hui ā Tau 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Ngātiwai Trust Board will be held at Matapōuri Marae, Mackie Place, Matapōuri on Saturday 27th November 2021 commencing at 10:00am.
Ngātiwai Trust Broad Office, 129 Port Road, Whangārei.
Phone: (09) 430 0939
A copy of the Annual Report will be available on the 1st November 2021 for download from the website at: www.ngatiwai.iwi.nz or by request from the Trust Board Office at 129 Port Road, Whangarei.
Please note the Hui ā Tau will only go ahead at Alert Level 1. If required a postponement pānui will be sent out on Friday 19 November 2021.
The Ngātiwai Trust Board are delighted to announce the appointment of Ngātiwai uri Kataraina Tamaki (Te Uri O Hikihiki, Te Akitai, Patuharakeke, Te Ngare Raumati, Rereahu, Ngati Tautahi) as the new Team Leader our new Kauri Ora Project; a Jobs for Nature funded inter-iwi collaboration between Ngātiwai, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa and Te Roroa.
Te Raukura (CEO) of Te Poari o Ngātiwai Huhana Lyndon says “I’m super excited to have Kata joining our Taiao Team at the Board. She’s a young uri, who has worked in this field for many years. It’s awesome to have her come home to work formally with our iwi as our lead for Kauri Ora.”
The Kauri Ora Project will co-design initiatives to prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback disease underpinned by mātauranga Māori. The project will look to enhance hapū, kāinga and communities knowledge and understanding of Kauri and the impact of the disease on the Kauri population. Kauri Ora will run over two years and seek to work alongside our people to educate and promote greater awareness and understanding.
Kataraina has a background in biodiversity protection and has worked for the Department of Conservation for 8yrs living and working on the islands of Hauraki Gulf and around the Auckland Region. She led teams that maintained and protected the biodiversity in the ngahere. Kataraina is well-known for also supporting Kura Taiao across Tai Tokerau working with our tai tamariki and working in the hapū space.
Chair Aperahama Edwards shares “Kua roa Te Poari o Ngātiwai e mahi nei i ngā mahi tiaki taiao. Kua rongonui a Ngātiwai i ngā whakapaunga kaha ā te momo i a Hōri Parata mā. Kua hari katoa te iwi, kua ara mai tēnei mokopuna o tatou kit e hiki i tēnei tūranga whakahirahira”.
Kataraina Tamaki says “He whakatauki kei Te Rarawa (me ētahi atu hapū, me ngā iwi) - Tiakina te taiao, Tiakina te iwi tikāna tērā korero. When we look after and protect the taiao we are looking after and protecting the iwi.”
“I have spent a number of years in the past supporting hapū and iwi in the restoration of their whenua and protection of their taonga species. Bringing that knowledge home has been a long time coming i look forward to this exciting opportunity to work with Ngātiwai and the Kauri Ora Project in paving a way forward to tiaki one of our tino taonga and our taiao.”
On Monday 9am at the Te Poari o Ngātiwai offices we will formally welcome Kataraina alongside her whānau and Ngātiwai Kāhui Kaumātua. Nau mai haere mai Kataraina!