The Kaituna River and its catchment are taonga (treasures) – valued for its clean water, healthy ecosystems, unique landscape, natural beauty, cultural and recreational values. Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority – Who are we and what do we do? Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority members include Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust, Te Kapu o Waitaha, Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, the Rotorua Lakes Council, the Tauranga City Council, and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Their purpose is to promote the restoration, protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and […]
A new initiative for the Runanga begins Sunday, 28 August at Taurua Marae. This will be our first Marae-based free health check clinic being brought to the community in collaboration with Korowai Aroha, Rotorua Area Public Health Services (RAPHS) and supported by Lakes DHB. Our intention is to visit a different Ngati Pikiao Marae each month and make it easier for whanau to access health services. We are focusing on checks for health issues that are affecting Māori e.g. diabetes, heart disease, smoking, cervical smears etc Wahine in particular, are not coming in to the clinic to have an important […]
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao is hosting, a WAVES Suicide Bereavement Wānanga in Turangi. This grief education wānanga is for adults 17 + who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know. Date: 4th-5th August 2016 Location: Turangi (venue TBC) Time: 10am-5pm both days There is no cost for this wānanga and food is provided. Spaces are limited, click here to view the flyer or contact us to register. For more information Te Pae Fitzell firstname.lastname@example.org 0297770599
Ngāti Pikiao Health Services has maintained an enviable record in achieving the health targets that relate to immunisation rates. Ngāti Pikiao remains one of the high achieving General Practice’s in continuing to reach the Immunisation health target every month. Lakes District Health Board says Ngāti Pikiao results remain a bright spot among the quarterly health target results. Portfolio Manager for maternal and child health, Pip King explains this achievement over such a long period of time for Ngāti Pikiao represents a lot of hard work across the team. Maintaining the target for such a long period is appreciated and noted […]
Sometimes the journey to independence is a long and difficult road to travel, other times all it takes is the right plan and a bit of determination. This was the case for Karanga, 24, who was living in the Te Arawa rohe, she knew she wanted to move out of her home and be fully self-sufficient but getting there wasn’t so easy. “Moving out of home and becoming independent was an important goal, but for some reason it wasn’t happening. On top of that I always wanted a job where I could help young people make the right choices”, explains […]
Led by Rotu Mihaka, Ange Tipu and Kiwhare Mihaka, the roopu were able to edge out the competition and win the Pakeke section in this bi-ennial event. Whanau thoroughly enjoyed participating then marvelling at the performances of the other pakeke and competitive teams over that exciting weekend.
These days the Poukai has become a way for iwi to feast together, grieve, remember those recently passed, discuss concerns for the Kingitanga leadership to consider, pass on news and collect financial contributions for the Kingitanga and host marae. On Thursday 23rd May 2016 Punawhakareia Marae hosted the Poukai on behalf of Ngāti Pikiao. This is an annual event that King Tawhiao began in 1884 instituting the Poukai as a gesture of looking after and feeding those who had been driven from their homeland into the area now known as the King Country as a result of the 1863 war.
Hundreds of indigenous leaders from around the world are expected at a hui in Rotorua next week to look at ways to tackle suicide. Organiser Michael Naera from te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao says indigenous people including Maori are dying at a shocking rate from suicide. He says the three day World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference - Turamarama ki te Ora starting next Wednesday is a chance to come together to share the pain, the healing and the best ways forward. He says New Zealand has too many policies and services with no Maori lens, and that's a problem shared with other indigenous nations.