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NPEC post board hui update.

Kia Ora whanau, here’s what’s been going on at NPEC!

WHAREHOU: As most of you will know by now, our new office building is on-site at 187 Waiomatatini Road.

Fit out work is still to be completed but it’s great to have reached this point of the project.

A big thanks to our funders/sponsors:

Lottery Communities
The Lion Foundation
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

I’d also like to thank Todd Rogers, Paki Dewes and Peter McDonald for their guidance and advice throughout the process, and Uncle Morehu (Boycie) Te Maro for conducting karakia prior to the move.

We were pleased to host a contingent from NZR at our game versus Poverty Bay, which included NZR board member Andrew Golightly and Manu Albert.

A group of 12 NZR staff members also made the journey to have the unique ‘Nati’ experience!

The HYRC Under 18 Competition has kicked off and concluded since our last Hui. Our NPEC Team played 3 games against strong opposition and despite some determined periods of play in each game they were unable to secure a victory.

NPEC U16s have just returned from Masterton where they attended the HYRC Hurricanes Tournament. Coach David Newton and Manager Frankie Tihore are very proud of the teams performance. Though they did not secure a win, their off-field performance was outstanding and rewarded with the “Manaakitanga” trophy.

The U13s curtain raised the Heartland Poverty Bay game and were very impressive in their 54-21 win over Paikea U13s. This result was just reward for the U13s who have struggled to find opposition to play. The majority of them attended the Heartland U14s Development camp earlier this year and you could clearly see the potential of this team for the future.

Increased playing opportunities for all rangatahi teams is a priority for NPEC in 2019.

Our Referees have applied themselves well in the Heartland Home games as A/R’s. Each visiting Referee has commented on how well he has been received and made to feel welcome here in Ngati Porou, and have provided some very good feedback about our local Referee’s.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our referee’s and volunteer coaching staff. Your commitment to our rangatahi is very much appreciated!


We are sad to say “haere ra to Krisynthia”. Krisynthia has become a very familiar face of NPEC after being heavily involved as a volunteer and administrator since 2013.

She will now be working with Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou as a Whangaia co-ordinator.

We wish her well in her new mahi, and thank her for her years of service!

That’s a brief update on what’s happened in the past month whanau. These post MANU board hui updates will be a regular feature here on our social media, and of course Radio Ngati Porou – te reo o te iwi.

Thanks again for your support.

Nga mihi

Cushla Tangaere-Manuel|CEO
187 Waiomatatini road Ruatoria, PO Box 106, Ruatoria 4032
Ph: 06 8648812 • Cell: 0275731791

One Comment

  1. TeOraiti Bartlett says:

    It’s awesome that our young men can attend all the hurricane tournaments, engari when can we expect that kind of support for our talented young women. No representation for NPEC in the womens U16 and U18 tournaments. Come on guys and girls, we are losing our most talented because we are not catering to them.