Read recent articles below from around our Ngāpuhi Iwi community. Find out what our members and whānau have been achieving, celebrating, and participating in around Aotearoa.

14 May 2022

$96,500 scholarships awarded to Ngāpuhi students

This year, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi (TRAION) received 275 scholarship applications for higher education, and awarded 80 scholarships totaling $96,500.00 to Ngāpuhi tauira studying in tertiary education around the country. Babe Kapa, Hapū Development Manager for the Rūnanga, said every year the job of selecting the scholarship recipients becomes more difficult for […]
4 May 2022

Scholarship agreement supports more to study

Putting the future of Ngāpuhi firmly in the hands of our young people Ngāpuhi is welcoming Te Marewa o Tautoru (‘the ascent of Orion’s Belt), an agreement with Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) and the Māori Education Trust (MET), to assist Ngāpuhi students in their pursuit of higher […]
18 March 2022

Combined operations and governance Board reports

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, we are now providing combined reports that highlight the operations and governance activity discussed at the Board meetings of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi. These combined reports will also include summaries of presentations to the Board by our entities; Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company, Ngāpuhi Iwi […]
11 March 2022

TRAION Trustee awarded 2021 Civic Honour

Janelle Beazley, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi board member and Trustee of Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Whangārei has been awarded a 2021 Civic Honour. He wahine kaha ki te mahi mō tana hāpori i ngā wā katoa. He wahine rangatira mārika ia. The honour was awarded on Thursday 10 March 2022, a […]
20 February 2022

Isaiah Apiata Spirit of Service Awards Young Leader 2021

Youth Justice and Ngāpuhi rangatira, Isaiah Apiata, has been named 2021 Young Leader of the Year in Te Hāpai Hāpori Spirit of Service Awards for his contribution to social services, Māori-Crown relations, and the revitalisation of Māori culture. The awards, organised by the Public Service Commission, celebrate outstanding public sector governance, […]
27 October 2021

Hikoi to Waitangi – Chair’s statement

Te Rūnanga A-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi stands with all those opposed to the hikoi from Rotorua to Waitangi by people intending to mark the signing of He Whakaputatanga o Te Rangatira o Nu Tireni tomorrow. A hikoi organised by a group opposed to vaccination makes this event particularly dangerous for whānau residing in […]
30 August 2021

Covid-19 update from TRAION Chair

An open letter from Wane Wharerau, Chair of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi 30/08/2021 This afternoon we heard from the prime minister that: Today 53 new positive cases were recorded, which is down 30 from yesterday. There are no new positive cases in Te Tai Tokerau, i.e. still just the one case in […]
20 July 2021

Ngāpuhi trailblazer to lead Education, Reo strategies

Leading educationalist Phoebe Davis has been appointed education manager for Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi (TRAION). Phoebe Davis (Ngāti Manu, Kohatutaka, Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatohea) has extensive experience in the education sector, as a teacher, curriculum developer and education manager. She currently serves on the Ministry of Education Approval and Allocation Panel and is […]
22 June 2021

Entertainer Eddie Low’s performance for Ngāpuhi

Eddie Low sings for Ngāpuhi kaumatua and kuia ‘The Voice in a Million’, Eddie Low (Te Arawa waka, Ngāti Whakaue) and his great mate Kevin Greaves, son of the late Rusty Greaves, gave a private performance to the Kaumātua Kuia rōpū of Ngāpuhi and some of the staff from Te […]
9 June 2021

Ngāpuhi opposes Significant Natural Areas

Ngāpuhi opposes Significant Natural Areas proposal in Far North District Council district plan Te Rūnanga A-Iwi-O Ngāpuhi (TRAION) opposes the Far North District Council’s proposed Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) in the district plan. The SNAs have the potential to severely impact Māori landowners’ rights to develop their land and resources […]
19 April 2021

Two TRAION kaiarahi appointed to Top Energy boards

Kaiarahi of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi appointed to Top Energy Board positions Two Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi (TRAION) kaiarahi have been appointed to Top Energy Board positions. Nicole Anderson, whose Board roles across Te Tai Tokerau include Trustee of TRAION representing the Takiwā of Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga, has been appointed to the Board […]
29 March 2021

Hui Tau 2021

Thousands expected at Hui Tau 2021 in Kaikohe over Easter Weekend Thousands of manuhiri will be heading to Kaikohe this Easter as the Whangārei and Kaikohe Stakes (Northern New Zealand regions) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints host their Hui Tau 2021 restoration event and celebrations. Organisers […]

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