Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Haere mai,
Nau mai

Haere mai Nau mai

Te Puni Kōkiri means a group moving forward together. As the name implies, we seek to harness the collective talents of Māori to produce a stronger New Zealand.

Fishing for success

A world-leading track and trace system is indicative of the innovative approach to business at Okains Bay Longline Fishing company.  But company owner Greg Summerton talks about why his Māori whakapapa is also key to business success.

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Māori Language Advisory Board

The Minister for Māori Development has announced the establishment of a Māori Language Advisory Group to provide independent and expert advice on the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill.

 

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Parekura Horomia Kia Ora Chief!

Kia Ora Chief is a new biography of the larger-than-life former Minister of Māori Affairs, the late Parekura Horomia.  It is written by former Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Sir Wira Gardiner.

Kōkiritia talks to Wira about the background of the book and publishes an exclusive  extract looking at events that led to Parekura becoming a senior bureaucrat.

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Rauika

Key events

Waitangi 175

  • Date: 06 February 2015 to 31 December 2015

Waitangi Day 2015 marks 175 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

  • Date: 04 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, held every two years, where top kapa haka teams compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best.

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Melanie Cheung - Neurobiologist

Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa

“Science is about being a tutu!”

The Māori Future Makers website profiles 30 inspirational Māori with specialist skills and capabilities who are studying, employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge intensive and growth industries. It aims to encourage Māori to pursue higher levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation by supporting students and whānau to make more informed decisions about education, training and careers.

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Celebrate Māori New Zealanders on Te Ara

October 2014 marked the completion of the first build of Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

Te Ara has involved the work of many people throughout the country – over 450 writers have been responsible for over 3 million words; thousands of people and institutions have contributed more than 30,000 images and film clips. Te Ara is a truly national enterprise and a major taonga.

Here’s just one of those stories about Tipi Tainui Ropiha – the first secretary of Māori Affairs who was of Māori descent. He’s pictured here with his secretary, Miss M. Butler, September 1949.

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Mahia nga mahi kei tamariki ana

Make the most of your time while you are young