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.

Kōkiri 31 read online

Introducing the new look Kōkiri magazine. In Putanga 31 we showcase stories about the work Te Puni Kōkiri does, profile some of our new staff, and celebrate the unveiling of 43 tukutuku at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Our cover features renown weaver Christina Wirihana; she tells us what went into creating the tukutuku

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Taku Marae E: Connecting to Marae

More Māori think of their ancestral marae as tūrangawaewae or a place to belong according to a new set of findings released late last year by Statistics New Zealand.

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Māori Writers To Attend 2015 Taipei Book Fair

Māori writers Tina Makereti, Peti Nohotima and Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith will attend 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE15) in Taiwan.

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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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Nuku: Symbols of Mana

  • Date: 14 February 2015 to 26 April 2015
  • Location: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Inspired by Nuku Tewhatewha, the historic pataka at The Dowse, this exhibition explores the concept of mana.

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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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Kia mau koe ki te kupu a tōu matua

Hold fast to the words your father gives you