• Regional Council adopts Maori title Toi Moana

    Regional Council adopts Maori title Toi Moana

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. The word Toi is an abbreviated reference to Toi Te Huatahi, or Toi Kairakau, the ancestor that the Bay of Plenty is named for. Moana refers to the ocean on the ...
  • Maori All Blacks 2014 squad named

    Maori All Blacks 2014 squad named

    The Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month was named in Wellington today and features 11 new caps. The team will be captained by Chiefs midfield back Charlie Ngatai with Tasman loose forward Shane Christie as vice-captain. While New Zealand Rugby has yet to receive official ...
  • Experts appointed to land technical advisory group for lakes programme

    Experts appointed to land technical advisory group for lakes programme

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has formed a new Land Technical Advisory Group (Land TAG) to provide independent advice on land-based nutrient management solutions for water quality. The Land TAG’s first priority will be the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes and then it will expand its focus to wider land ...
  • East Coast Vibes 2015

    East Coast Vibes 2015

    We’re stoked and excited to announce such a diverse range of artists for East Coast Vibes 2015.  We’re especially proud to present one of the biggest names in reggae music, a band with legendary status who popularised reggae music in the 70′s and 80′s. A band made famous ...
  • Scholarships in Teaching @ University of Auckland

    Scholarships in Teaching @ University of Auckland

    Scholarships in teaching There are a number of scholarships in teaching available to students at the Faculty of Education. If you’ve dreamed of going teaching, now is the time to act. »TeachNZ scholarships »Teach First NZ programme – Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based) ...
  • Sports Injury Management Workshop, Rotorua

    Sports Injury Management Workshop, Rotorua

  • Humanitarian aid from New Zealand desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

    Humanitarian aid from New Zealand desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

      Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area. “We’ve contributed bombs and bullets ...
  • Maori contingent at Avondale 100 years ago

    Maori contingent at Avondale 100 years ago

    17 October 1914 is a significant date on the Maori calendar. One hundred years ago, just a day after the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force had sailed from Wellington, 500 volunteers for the Maori Contingent began arriving at Avondale Racecourse, Auckland. The first was a ...
  • Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in ICU

    Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in ICU

    Maori and Pacific Island children are over represented in admissions to paediatric intensive care in NZ for serious chickenpox complications with an almost threefold and sixfold increase respectively.1 Furthermore, long-term disability, usually neurological damage, were suffered by 31% of the ...
  • Maori Party celebrates release of kidnapped schoolgirls

    Maori Party celebrates release of kidnapped schoolgirls

    The Maori Party is celebrating the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militants almost six months ago. On 8th May the Maori Party challenged the Government to do more to send the message to the United Nations that Aotearoa is totally opposed to the violations that took ...
  • Toi Maori Art Market is coming soon!

    Toi Maori Art Market is coming soon!

    Toi Maori Art Market is an iconic biennial event, showcasing contemporary Maori art produced by Toi Maori Market Limited a subsidiary of Toi Maori Aotearoa. The next Market will be held 14 – 16 November, 2014. MAORI ART MARKet showcases the best contemporary Maori art under the same roof ...
  • March for Peace, No to War - Sat 25 Oct, Aotea Square, Auckland

    March for Peace, No to War – Sat 25 Oct, Aotea Square, Auckland

  • Te Matatini 2015: Embody the magic and cultural extravaganza of Kapa Haka

    Te Matatini 2015: Embody the magic and cultural extravaganza of Kapa Haka

    Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa, in conjunction with Waitaha rohe is proud to present Te Matatini 2015 – Christchurch. From the 4-8 of March 2015, 45 teams representing the best kapa haka from New Zealand and Australia will compete for the pinnacle of being crowned the ‘best of the ...
  • Waka Hourua supports Mental Health Awareness Week

    Waka Hourua supports Mental Health Awareness Week

    Keep learning is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 6 to 12 October. This special week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation. This year the focus is on encouraging us all to keep learning, be curious and see fresh opportunities around us. Being curious and ...
  • 600 Year-Old Maori Waka provides Insights into Polynesian Explorers

    600 Year-Old Maori Waka provides Insights into Polynesian Explorers

    New Zealand researchers, who studied the 600-year-old Maori canoe that was found back in 2012 at Anaweka, stated that the relic provided them with a valuable insight into the Polynesian exploration of the Pacific in pre- European times. This 6-meter long piece of a canoe, also called the ...
  • The Great Kereru Count

    The Great Kereru Count

    Here’s a good one for your tamariki these holidays From now until October 5th, Forest & Bird needs Kiwis to send in a quick report when you see Kereru. (Kids love birdwatching too!)  www.kererucount.org.nz
  • Car Registration Korero from Uncle Tiari

    Car Registration Korero from Uncle Tiari

    This panui from one of the Uncles (*note: while we don’t endorse this korero, if you manage to save some money, please send out a karakia to uncle Tiari in appreciation: Potaua). Subject: CAR REGISTRATION You should already know that the cost of relicencing a vehicle drops substantially ...
  • Taranaki DHB shortlisted in the Nga Tohu Reo Maori awards

    Taranaki DHB shortlisted in the Nga Tohu Reo Maori awards

    The Taranaki DHB has been shortlisted for the Maori Language Awards 2014 run by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori / Maori Language Commission. The Taranaki DHB submitted an application based on its commitment to incorporate bilingual signage around Project Maunga (the hospital redevelopment) and ...
  • Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability in Whanganui

    Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability in Whanganui

    A memorandum of understanding was signed in Whanganui on Thursday September 24 2014, between The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Nga Hononga Marae (Charitable) Trust. MEDIA RELEASE Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability A memorandum of ...
  • Maori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends

    Maori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends

    Legendary sports stars, rugby league player Stacey Jones and golfer Philip Tataurangi, will be inducted into the Maori Sports Hall of Fame, Te Whare Matapuna o te Ao Maori, at the National Maori Sports Awards later this year (Saturday 29 November 2014). Stacey William Jones ONZM (Ngati ...