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.

Participants at the Ōtautahi, Christchurch session.

‘Ngā Hui Whakahononga’ continues across the motu

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell continues his regional area visits across the motu till the end of March.

“I’m keen to hear first-hand what issues are important for our local communities and what I can do in my role to support them,” says Mr Flavell.

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2015 New Year’s Honours

Te Puni Kōkiri pays tribute to the recipients of the New Year Honour’s 2015.

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Mr Box co-founder Dion Kerr, with his unique foundation installation product. Photo: Fairfax NZ / The Press

Hanga i te whare: Laying Solid Foundations for Business Innovation

Ōtautahi business Mr Box is transforming how foundations are built. Featuring a patented system which reduces costs, man-hours, and every part is lightweight and 100 percent recyclable.

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Key events

He Hui Whakahononga

  • Date: 29 January 2015
  • Location: The Ascot Park Hotel , Cnr Tay St & Racecourse Rd, Invercargill

Meet and korero with the Minister for Māori Development - Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

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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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Want to Understand NCEA?

Steps to Success is a package of interactive, fun and practical education resources for rangatahi and whānau. It is part of the Māori Future Makers website. The resources were developed with rangatahi and whānau to ensure they would meet the needs of whānau (regardless of age) to help understand the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) system.

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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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Waikato taniwha rau, he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha

Waikato of a hundred monsters, at every bend a monster