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.
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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.