August 2014

In this issue

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou purchases the former Gisborne Hotel, 'Nati Power' - powering up our marae by switching over to Contact Energy and find out what happened on the recent 28th Maori Battalion Legacy Tour.

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28th Maori Battalion Legacy Tour

Originally the pilgrimage was to take place last year, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Tebaga Gap where 2/Lt Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu won the Victoria Cross. The majority of the participants were descendants of C Company of the Maori Battalion.

Ngati Porou Basketball scores for the iwi

Last month the only Iwi Association in NZ fielded five teams in Basketball New Zealand’s National Championships, after earlier qualifying to represent the region in Napier.

Te Tini o Porou

Te Tini o Porou is the new name of a well-known Gisborne institution, which will soon be  transformed into a multi-purpose facility serving Ngati Porou and the local community.

Kia tika a muri, kia tika a mua

Over the past three years Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and Skills Active Aotearoa have partnered together to offer Ngati Porou communities the opportunity to attain a National Marae Catering Level 2 certificate.

​Nati Power - Join the Nati Power Revolution

Recently Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and energy provider Contact Energy signed an agreement to establish the Nati Power scheme, which is modelled on a customer loyalty programme.

​Priceless Experience

 Moana-Lee Raihania accompanied her father,Noel Raihania,  a 28 veteran of C Company on a visit to Italy earlier this year. 

​From Gisborne to Glasgow

​Harden up Princess! That’s the catch cry familiar to all of Esther ‘Aunty Kiki’ Velloza’s judo charges, whether young or old, novice or Commonwealth medal contenders. I say it to the girls, and the guys, when someone has a bit of a whinge – oh, harden up!

​Ngati Porou at the forefront of ICT

Marcus Lloyd, the Group IT Manager for Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou was one of three finalists nominated for the top prize at the 2014 CIO (Chief Information Officer) Awards.