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June 2017


June 25, 2017

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year. From 24 May to 25 June, Matariki will see Tauranga Moana come alive with a four-week programme of events. This year we will celebrate ‘Kai and Kites’, and the importance both play in Maori tradition and custom. Residents and visitors will be spoilt for…

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August 2017

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2017

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, which takes place every year on 9 August, was proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994. The date marks the…

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September 2017

Into the Light – A.S.A.P , Aroha Suicide Awareness & Prevention, Music Concert and Referral Pathways

September 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, 71 Eleventh Ave
Tauranga, 3110 New Zealand
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INTO THE LIGHT - ASAP is an event to bring greater awareness of suicide and promote suicide prevention. Members of our whānau/family and community have come together to unite under the language of music and entertainment to raise awareness. Music is a universal language of the soul that everyone connects too especially our young. INTO THE LIGHT – ASAP takes reference to resilience, early interventions and promoting wellness, to seek help like our purākau o Mauao; ASAP has two approaches…

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

September 11, 2017

Kia ora te reo Māori is the theme for this year’s Māori Language Week to be held from 11-17 September. The theme was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for te reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under the new Māori Language Act 2016. The new act sets up Te Mātāwai to lead revitalisation among Māori. The Māori Language…

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Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 National Secondary School Speech Contests

September 20, 2017
TSB Stadium, Mason Drive
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competitions are intended to encourage the development of skills and confidence of Māori students in spoken English and Māori. The contests are in four categories; Pei Te Hurinui Jones, Korimako, Te Rāwhiti Ihaka and Sir Turi Carroll Competitions are held at three levels – school, regional and national. This year Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competition is being hosted by Taranaki for three days from September 20 - 22. For more information visit   ppta.org.nz

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International Day of Peace

September 21, 2017

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of…

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February 2018

Te Aka Mauri Open Day

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Te Aka Mauri, incorporating the new Rotorua Library and Rotorua Children's Health Hub, is opening in on 3 February 2018, from 10am-4pm. We can't wait to share Te Aka Mauri with you. Te Aka Mauri offers untold opportunities for learning, inspiration, education and health, for everyone in our community and visitors to the district, now and in the future. Find out more about the spectacular line-up of free events and activities planned for Open Day. See you there. Nau mai. Haere mai.

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March 2018

Neighbours day Aotearoa

March 24

Neighbours Day Aotearoa is a collaborative campaign organised and supported by Lifewise, Inspiring Communities, The Mental Health Foundation, Christchurch Methodist Mission and New Zealand Red Cross. Thousands of neighbours, organisations, local government and local businesses have been involved, bringing neighbours together over the last weekend in March each year.  With support from The Tindall Foundation we are growing a movement of neighbourliness throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. For more information visit http://www.neighboursday.org.nz/

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June 2018

Ngā Puu Kōrero o Apōpō Regional Rangatahi Oratory Competition

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hei Marae, 147 Manoeka Road
Te Puke,
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The Waiariki Maori Women’s Welfare League (MWWL) Inc. extends an invitation to students from your Kura to participate in the Ngā Puu Kōrero o Apōpō Regional Rangatahi Oratory Competition.  The winners of the Regional competition will be eligible to represent the Waiariki Region at the National competition to be hosted by Te Tairāwhiti Region at Gisborne on Tuesday 25 September 2018. The Regional Rangatahi Oratory Competition will commence with: Pōwhiri at Hei Marae, 147 Manoeka Road, Te Puke Friday 8​th…

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July 2018

National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018

July 6

He Pouwhenua, He Puapua is the name of the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018! Boasting 41 teams representing Secondary Schools from all corners of New Zealand, the competition is a four-day event, beginning with 3 pools and concluding with the top three in each pool going to a final nine performance on 6th July 2018. Each group’s performance (approx 25 mins) is the product of months of hard work and commitment; practices consisting of perfecting sound and movement…

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