There's a new movement on the streets of Ngati Hine!!
The Hoetahi on our Awa Tapu o Taumarere is ALL ON for this Sat 8th Oct. But the kaupapa has changed slightly and all participants will now depart from Derrick's Landing at 12 midday – and NOT from the 3 bridges. This is because the upper river around Kawakawa township is still swollen from recent rains and safety is everyone's concern. The weather forecast for this Saturday is fine in the afternoon with north westerly breezes. The new program is: 9.00am - People start arriving at Derricks Landing - Participants register in tent and begin preparations for paddle 11.30am - Karakia, Briefing and final Roll call 12pm - Departure from Derricks Landing - Crafts include Kayaks, Waka Ama, Waka Tete etc - A Barge also joins with kaumatua/kuia having loaded up at Opua earlier in the morning. Note: Kaumatua are asked to be at Opua by 10.00am (in car park beside Marina café) The barge will leave Opua for Derricks Landing at 10.30am. Vans will be available to pick up kaumatua in the Kawakawa/Moerewa area from 9.30am onwards to take them to Opua or they can leave their cars at the Opua car park. 1.30/2.00pm - Arrive at Opua and gather around Pou Whenua (note: the Opua Hall has been booked for those who want to change clothes, use toilets and freshen up) - Karakia/Mihimihi - History/Whakapapa - Kai: Shared kai - Depart for home Safety is our biggest concern and therefore, the minimum age for a person to have their own single kayak is 14 yrs plus. Children under 14 can join their parents/caregivers on a double kayak but will be the responsibility of those parents/caregivers. Life Jackets are mandatory. There is zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs. A safety boat will be in attendance, skippered by Millan Ruka but everyone is part of the web of safety & needs to respond immediately to anyone getting into any difficulties. Please note the following leadership team for the day: 1. Albert Cash is the overall leader as well as the leader of the Waka 2. Kayak Leaders: Jenny Crowther & Tukaha Milne 3. Barge Leader: Kathy Parkinson 4. Maori Wardens: Anaru Watene 5. Water Based Safety Leader: Millan Ruka 6. Land Based Safety Leader: Bridgette Henare 7. Leader at Opua Hall: Rowena Tana Two mini-vans and a truck/bus will be available to ferry people back to Derrick’s landing. There is little parking at the Derrick’s Landing and this aspect will be managed by our Maori Wardens. Please remember that you can contact Rowena Tana on 021 513428 or to hire an open seat kayak: $35 for a single and $30 for a double including a life jacket.
Haka 10.01.16, 170-year commemorations for the battle at Ruapekapeka pa

Meth Free Te Taitokerau

A Far North man determined to reduce the impact of methamphetamine is leading a movement to support users and their whanau in Moerewa and Kawakawa.

Wiremu Keretene from Otiria Marae in Moerewa is facilitating a kaupapa around preventing harm from methamphetamine or P called Whānau Tuatahi - whatever it takes.


"Just recently I had one family member beaten almost to death by her partner who was high on P at the time," Keretene said.

"That was the last straw for me - I didn't want one of our family members killed before we did something about it.

"It's really about creating a safe future for our people."

Keretene is among a group including local health providers Ngati Hine Health Trust who have already conducted a series of meetings on the meth issue.

He said the drug has been a big problem in the area for more than five years.

"We thought enough was enough and wanted to do something about it," Keretene said.

"It's creating a forum for those affected by it."

Anti domestic violence campaigner Phil Paikea from the 'It's Not Ok' campaigns has come on board and sponsored T-shirts.

Keretene said Otiria Marae are also planning a rāhui (cultural prohibition) on the drug, getting together ex users and carvers to create pou rāhui to signify the ban.

A wānanga (workshop) is slated to be held at Otiria Marae in early June.

Ngati Hine Health Trust's Ron Tamepo, a pou whānau connector for the joint police and Northland DHB programme - Te Ara Oranga - said he was looking for community heroes to support the work of the programme and connected with Keretene and his wife Erana.

"From that we created a group keen to get involved with meth prevention and find the topics the community was looking for," Tamepo said.

"They wanted to hear local stories, education with facts and effects and whānau crisis plans."

For more information contact Ron at Ngati Hine Health Trust on 09 404 1551

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A man determined to prevent a death in his family due to meth is facilitating an anti-meth workshop.

Ko tetahi o nga korero kua mahue mai e Taa Himi Henare ko tenei - ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori.

I tu he hui i tera ra raka ki te ata whakawhariki i tetahi mahere mo to tatou reo e whakamahia ana i roto i Te Reo Irirangi o Ngati Hine.

Kua takoto noa atu te mahere reo mo te teihana,a, ko te tino kaupapa o tenei hui ko te aata wetewete i nga whenu, kia marama ai ki te katoa.


Ko Huhana Lyndon te kaiwhakakorikori i nga whakaaro o nga mema, a, i te mutunga o te hui kua tipakohia katoa nga riha me nga kutu.

He nanakia te hui nei, hei taparapara atu ki nga tini kaupapa e whakahaerengia ana e Te Reo o Ngati HIne, ki te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere me nga tini wananga reo, waiata raini.

Kia mau tonu tatou ki nga kupu matua i roto i te Mahere Reo,ara, "Kia pumau te reo i Ngati Hine hei reo korero"

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Tauranga Moana turn up in force at Parliament to voice their anger and frustration in regard to their Treaty Settlement

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Tena koutou e te whanau.

Te Reo o Ngati Hine invites you to our Te Reo o Matarikiwananga. 16th of June 9am to 5pm at Matawaia Marae.

It will be conducted completely in Te Reo Maori, so if you are comfortable in your reo, if you are looking to extend on your reo OR if you just simply want to surround yourself with the beauty that is te reo o te kainga, nau mai haere mai. This is the wananga for you.

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Ngati Hine Health Trust welcomes new staff

Yesterday, a powhiri was held for all the new staff and their whanau and kaitautoko at Hineamaru, the Ngati Hine Health Trust Office in Kawakawa.

It's always a nice occasion to welcome the kaimahi and their whanau and share a poignant moment with everyone whether they be laughs or sad moments where loved one's are remembered.


The Ngati Hine Health Trust has operated for 26 years now and and after its genesis in very humble circumstances, it now employs several hundred employees.

And the point was emphasised several times during the powhiri that, the new kaimahi weren't being welcomed into a job, but more into a whanau and a kaupapa.

The CEO, Geoff Milner wound up all the speeches of welcome to the new kaimahi and highlighted the need for everyone involved to maintain high standards and strive for the very best in everything that the Trust was doing as it strives to achieve its vision as uttered by Mataroria in his time - "He toa kei te kōkiri,
hei hāpai i te oranga ō te iwi" or "Through our combined strength and unity of purpose, the wellbeing and development of our people is assured".

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The Ruapekapeka Pa Trust held its Strategic Planning workshop at the Akerama marae recently.

The two new Ngati Hine trustees as nominated by Te Maara a Hineamaru are Wiremu Cherrington and Pita Tipene and they join Shelly Kawiti-Jessop. Reports are made to each regular Te Maara a Hineamaru hui.

The plan will be shared with the next Te Maara a HIneamaru hui scheduled for Sat 30th June.


Season Downs is the new Te Kapotai trustee and Arapeta Hamilton for Ngati Manu.

So it was an opportune time to review and refresh the strategy and Pita facilitated the workshop.

The chair of the Trust is Allan Halliday who has been a tireless worker over many years.

The plan builds on various developments that have improved the battle site over time and led by the likes of our kaumatua, Te Raumoa Kawiti amongst many others.

Tena koutou e nga ruruhi o te marae o Akerama mo nga tino manaakitanga

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Tena koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki tenei wananga

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Anei a Pita Tipene me ētahi atu tangata e whakamārama ana i te tino ngako o te kōrero,

"Ma Ngāti Hine anō a Ngāti Hine e kōrero." ā he aha hoki ki a rātou.

Nga rawa, nga kaupapa, ahakoa te aha, ma Ngāti Hine anō a Ngati Hine e kōrero, ā ma ratou hoki ano te whakatau mutunga, ā mo te oranga o nga uri e hāere tonu mai nei.


Hei tā nga kōrero, na tētahi wahine te rerenga kōrero nei i whakatinana i tētahi hui i Kawiti Marae, mātaki mai kia mōhio mai ai ko wai ia

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Anei a Pita Tipene me ētahi atu tangata e whakamārama ana i te tino ngako o te kōrero,

"Ma Ngāti Hine anō a Ngāti Hine e kōrero." ā he aha hoki ki a rātou.

Nga... rawa, nga kaupapa, ahakoa te aha, ma Ngāti Hine anō a Ngati Hine e kōrero, ā ma ratou hoki ano te whakatau mutunga, ā mo te oranga o nga uri e hāere tonu mai nei.

Hei tā nga kōrero, na tētahi wahine te rerenga kōrero nei i whakatinana i tētahi hui i Kawiti Marae, mātaki mai kia mōhio mai ai ko wai ia.

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Ngati Hine a Hineamaru updated their profile picture.

Vote Manuwai Wells!

Please vote for Manuwai Wells in the local Kawakawa - Moerewa-Community Board Member (Far North District Council) elections.

For those of us in the Kawakawa - Moerewa Community please know that voting packs will be out by the 2nd May, so you can vote as soon as you get them in the mail.


You can enrol as a residential or ratepayer elector until Wednesday, 23 May and still be eligible to vote.

As we all know Manuwai has lived pretty much all her life in our local community and is a very hard worker, passionate, intelligent and caring.

Above all things she is a people person who is very visible in our local communities.

Every vote counts!!

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Ngati Hine a Hineamaru added 11 new photos to the album: 28 Maori Battalion - A Coy Association meets — with Pita Paraone and 3 others.

The 28 Maori Battalion - A Coy Taitokerau Association met yesterday at the Kaikohe RSA for its AGM.

Key items on the agenda were the Election of Officers, the A Coy Book and the Whare Maumahara being planned for the Waitangi National Trust.

Rawson Wright was re-elected as chair.


The constitution for the Charitable Trust that will lead the writing of the A Coy Book was also confirmed.

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Kua hinga a Mihiwira Jakeman (nee Tipene)

Kua tae mai te rongo mo te matenga o tera o nga whaea o Ngati HIne, ara ko Mihiwira Jakeman.

Haere e te tuahine, e te whaea, whakangaro atu ki te kainga kua whakaritea mai mo tatou te tangata, ki te kainga hei okiokitanga mo tatou te iwi ngaro.


Kua tutataki koe ki o tatou matua, ki o tatou tupuna e tatari mai ra, a, ki tena o wo tungane, a Te Iwi Puihi, katahi ano ka ngaro atu,a, ko kourua tena e whakatoi tonu ana i a kourua ano.

It is with great sorrow that we learn of the passing of our beloved whaea, Mihi Jakeman who passed away yesterday.

Mihi will be lying in state at the Motatau marae and her kaupapa will be discussed within Manu Koroki with details of her final arrangements to be released as they come to hand.

Kia kaha ra koutou e te whanau, e nga tamariki, e nga mokopuna.

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Nau mai whakapiri mai ki te waiata wānanga

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Te Kotahitanga meets at the Te Tapui Marae in Matauri

Te Kotahitanga holds monthly hui around Ngapuhi to connect with the hapu throughout Ngapuhi, keep everyone informed of key kaupapa and more importantly - feel the pulse of the people.

Today, the hapu of Matauri in Whangaroa hosted the April hui and there was a big crowd who turned up to enjoy the manaakitanga provided by the hunga kainga.


Pita Tipene and Rudy Taylor reported back on their latest meeting with Andrew Little, along with Hone Sadler and Sonny Tau in respect of the Ngapuhi Tiriti o Waitangi Settlement that happened last Sunday 15th April in Auckland.

And the mood wasn't good as the people heard what direction the Minister - Andrew Little is taking with disappointment, anger, and frustration manifesting itself throughout all the korero.

And with the government having purchased Poroti Springs and a letter being sent to Te Kotahitanga in that regard, there was much korero pertaining to that kaupapa too. Great to have Richard Nathan there to express himself in person.

Nga mihi ki nga iwi o nga hapu o Matauri mo nga tini manaakitanga i uwhia mai ki runga i nga manuhiri katoa i tae atu i te ra nei.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Team Ngati Hine - Team Census thanks you!

Our team has been out on the streets and on the roads to promote whanau to complete their census and #TickNgatiHine we did it!! Thank you Dolly Baker for your leadership and Coordination ♥️ #Census2018 #TickNgatiHine #WeDidIt

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Census Hub live and direct at Te Pokapu whanau!!!

We have teams out on the streets in vans connecting and supporting our whanau to complete their census!!!

We even had Matt King local Northland MP come in and join us for the afternoon!!! #TickNgatiHine #Census2018 #YourVoice #ForOurHapu #ForOurWhanau

Ngati Hine Census Hub!!!

Come on down to Te Pokapu here in Kawakawa for our Ngati Hine Census Hub!!! We are here till 3pm promoting the census and supporting our people to complete the mahi!!! #TickNgatiHine #Census2018 #Live #Direct