Sir Howard Morrison Hunting/Fishing Comp

The Sir Howard Morrison Super 4 Club Competition first graced the hunting calendar in 2009 and has been a great success at every event. Started by Howie Morrison Jnr as tribute to his father Sir Howard Morrison OBE and their shared passion for hunting and fishing, Howie saw the opportunity to bring together a community of hunter and fisher men from all walks of life.

This event is organised by Sir Howard Morrison Super 4 Teams Commitee.

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NZ Geographic

Consultation open on place name proposals

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) wants to hear people’s views on proposals to alter the names of these undersea features, which are located offshore from Whakatane: White Island Canyon to Whakaari / White Island Canyon, White Island Ridge to Whakaari / White Island Ridge, and White Island Sea Valley to Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley. The NZGB is also asking for the public’s views on altering Mount Elliot to Mount Eliott, Mount Gorden to Mount Gordon, Nigger Stream to Pūkio Stream, Clarence River to Waiau Toa / Clarence River, and Waiau River to Waiau Uwha River. The undersea feature name proposals are open for public submissions until 1 July 2016. The closing date on submissions for the remaining proposals is Friday 26 August 2016.

This event is organised by New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.

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National Housing

National Māori Housing Conference 2016

This 2016 National Māori Housing Conference (the fourth biennial event) will be held in Tauranga Moana from Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October 2016.

The National Māori Housing Conference is the single largest Māori housing event in Aotearoa for the social and affordable housing sectors.

Take part to collaborate, network and share ideas.

The conference provides a platform to share, celebrate and promote ideas in affordable housing research, policy and practice and help guide Aotearoa’s future approach to affordable housing delivery.

It is a must attend event for housing industry specialists and enthusiasts.

TICKETS Government/Private/Corporate 3 days* Early Bird $370 | From 1 August $470. Community – 3 days* Early Bird $220 | From 1 August $320. 1 Day Conference Pass Early Bird $100. Conference Dinner Ticket Early Bird $65. Marae Accommodation option (limited availability) Early Bird $20 per night.

*Tickets include conference dinner.

This event is organised by Tauranga National Māori Housing Conference 2016 and is sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.

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Business innovator to become head Ngapuhi

Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi has gone for commercial experience in appointing its new chief executive.

Tony Dowling, from the Ngati Tautahi hapu of Ngapuhi, has held senior roles with electronics companies Honeywell and Siemens A&D, and is currently the director of innovation and development at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Acting chair Carol Dodd says there was strong interest in the position from many senior Ngapuhi executives, both in Aotearoa and overseas.

She says Mr Dowling, who starts in November, joins the runanga at a time of great opportunity for the people and the rohe.

He replaces Allen Wihongi who retired earlier this year.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa CEO Jim Mather says in his three years with the wananga Mr Dowling created the innovation development group which not only brought in alternative incomes streams but also established partnerships and programmes aligned with the vision of whanau transformation through education.

Ministry of Environment

Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap

The Government is seeking public input for the development of its proposed conservation and environment science roadmap. The roadmap will identify the areas of scientific knowledge needed by government over the next 20 years to support decision-making for conservation and environmental policy and management to achieve the most desirable future for New Zealand. For more information about the Government’s proposals for the roadmap read the Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap discussion paper. We are also holding hui and meetings to provide information and enable further discussion. Find out more here.

Moving the Māori Nation

Whānau, hapū and iwi Māori improving their lives through active participation and healthier lifestyles.

Moving the Māori Nation is a contestable fund to promote Whānau Ora through whakapakari tinana and is aimed at improving the wellbeing of whānau Māori

Minister for Māori Development, Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell, launched the Moving the Māori Nation contestable fund on Monday 4 July 2016. Read media release here.

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The Moving the Māori Nation contestable fund is for initiatives that support individuals, whānau and community organisations delivering healthy lifestyles at a ‘grassroots level’; and for successful community healthy lifestyle programmes that can be replicated in other communities and regions across the motu to benefit whānau.

There are two pools of funding up to $10,000 for small or local initiatives; and over $10,000 for projects that have a broad community or national reach.

There is no closing date meaning applications can be received throughout the year.

whanau ora

Whānau Ora at a Glance

Whānau Ora is an innovative whanau-centred approach to empowering whānau to achieve better health, education, housing, skills development and economic outcomes.

Land Reform

Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill is designed to ensure there are appropriate safeguards for the retention of Māori land as a taonga tuku iho and to make it easier for Māori land owners to make decisions about how they wish to use their land.

First reading of Te Ture Whenua Māori