In this first edition of Nati Link our cover story goes behind the front line and investigates what happens at the annual Pa Wars competition, Ngati Porou remembers Nanny Mate Kawai, Nati Link profiles many young Natis at home and living away.
End of an era for Nati Link, Pa Wars 2005 attracts thousands of Natis and the Rauru-nui-a-Toi lectures continues with korero about the defeat of Ruawaipu by Nga Oho and the reclamation of mana whenua by Ngai Tuere.
'Whaia te iti Kahurangi' - Ngati Poroutanga based strategic framework focuses on excellence in mainstream education delivery in Ngati Porou East Coast schools and excellence in student achievement, Cassidy Tangaere tells a hardcase 'korero pakiwaitara" in te reo ake o Ngati Porou and test your Ngati Poroutanga knowledge and be in to win a six issue subscription to Nati Link.
Hearing and Heartlands Centre officially opened in Ruatoria, Radio Ngati Porou radiothon raises $53,000 in two days for Niue after it is hit by Cyclone Heta, find out which Ngati Porou tipuna signed the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Ariuru Marae gets a face lift courtesy of tv programme Marae DIY and East Coast boxing clubs have positive impact on tamariki and rangatahi.
Over 200 Natis attend Te Runanga o Ngati Porou Hui a Tau held at Hiruharama Marae, local level funding secured for whanau/hapu development and NPEC farewells Joe McClutchie.
Te Runanga o Ngati Porou turns 16, first of Crown Seabed and Foreshore hui to be held in Whangara and Ngati Porou Land Development hui - a huge success.
Pakirikiri Marae wins the 2003 Ngati Porou Inter-Marae Sports Day with the annual event attracting more than 5000 'Hearty Natis', Te Runanga o Ngati Porou releases its 2002 Annual Report at Hinerupe Marae and the Waitoa whanau from Te Araroa live like our tipuna in a new Maori reality series produced by Bailey Mackey.
Nati Link pays tribute to the late Anaru (Skip) Paenga and Bill (Scarlett) Poi, Kohanga Reo celebrates its 20 year anniversary, Ngati Porou call for Treaty hearings to be heard in Te Reo Maori and Ngati Porou Maori culture teams regroup to rekindle the kapa haka magic of yester-year.
The historic Waiapu Hotel in Tikitiki burns down, Ngati Porou gather to celebrate the rebirth of Hinerupe Marae, C Company hosts 28 Maori Battalion reunion and St Marys church in Tikitiki gets a face lift including foundation work, interior and exterior renovations and the restoration of its tukutuku and kowhaiwhai.
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.