Nati Link Issue 21 - Pepuere 2002

February 2002
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Whanau from five marae in Uawa combine forces to win the 2002 annual Ngati Porou Inter-Marae Sports Day, the Runanga register is the first port of call for Ngati Porou who want to have a say in the future direction and priorities of the iwi authority and whanau move to establish new Kura Kaupapa Maori named Te Kura o Kawakawa mai Tawhiti.

Nati Link Issue 20 - Noema 2001

November 2001
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Whanau celebrate Ngati Poroutanga at the annual Ngati Porou Hui Taurima held at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Gisborne, Ngati Porou marae feature in the 2002 Ngati Porou Maramataka and test your Ngati Poroutanga knowledge.

Nati Link Issue 19 - Hepetema 2001

September 2001
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'He Tipua - The Life and Times of Sir Apirana Ngata' - the first ever full life story of Sir Apirana Ngata describes in detail the huge impact he had on the social, cultural, economics and political landscape of Aotearoa and Whangara is set to be the location for Aotearoas next big feature film, the Whale Rider, based on a novel written by acclaimed local writer Witi Ihimaera.

Nati Link Issue 18 - Hune 2001

June 2001
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12 years of negotiations with the Crown and the Department of Conservation sees the return of Hikurangi maunga and Pakihiroa Station to Ngati Porou, 100s of people gather at Rahui marae to remember and acknowledge the life of Tohunga Whakairo, Pineamine Taiapa and Wananga Reo held to promote and support the retention of Te Reo ake o Ngati Porou.

Nati Link Issue 17 - Aperira 2001

April 2001
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Nati Link profiles the Waiapu Work Trust - established in 1987 by redundant forestry workers as a means to continue generating income for their families, Ruatoria student - Rapata Kaiwai wins the Senior Maori Section of the 2000 Ngarimu VC and 28 Maori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay and a life of dedication to Maori culture earns Rangitukia kuia Honor Rickard and Keri Kaa, Queens Service Medals.

Nati Link Issue 16 - Pepuere 2001

February 2001
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More than a 1000 competitors and supporters flock to Ngata Memorial College for the 2001 Ngati Porou Inter-Marae Sports Day Competition, top junior Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou scholars Tawhiri Dalton Reedy, Ruth Heeney and Awhina Houkamau excel in NZ's senior secondary school exams and the Gisborne District Council plans to purchase Manutahi forest - cutting Ngati Porou out of the deal.

Nati Link Issue 15 - Tihema 2000

December 2000
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Te Runanga o Ngati Porou representatives hold consultation hui from Kaikohe to Dunedin - to discuss the strategic plan, fisheries plan and the proposed Runanga representation model, fisheries' profit up 75 percent on previous year and Caren Wickliffe from Rangitukia - is sworn in as the first Maori woman judge in the Maori Land Court's 135 history.

Nati Link Issue 14 - Oketopa 2000

October 2000
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Te Runanga o Ngati Porou launches the Tourism Ngati Porou strategic plan aimed at culturally based tourism which could provide employment for each hapu, Radio Ngati Porou farewells Ngahiwi Apanui after 13 years of service and research into the Waiapu River reveals some of the worst sediment pollution levels in the world.

Nati Link Issue 13 - Akuhata 2000

August 2000
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Hon. Parekura Horomia appointed as Minister of Maori Affairs, Treaty issues Manager - Rei Kohere outlines WAI 272 and other treaty claims within the Ngati Porou rohe and Canon Hone Kaa receives an international scholarship from the Episcopal School of Divinity, Harvard.

Nati Link Issue 12 - Hune 2000

June 2000
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Ngati Porou Fisheries conference held at Pakirikiri Marae to discuss how best to manage fishery assets, Gisborne District Council rejects Runanga proposal for 50-50 representation - four Maori seats and four European seats and Rangitukia and Ruatoria locals object to the placement of refuse sites by the Waiapu river and Hikurangi mountain.