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.

Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is an approach to achieving better outcomes for whānau and families in need by empowering whānau as a whole rather than focusing separately on individuals and their problems.


Read more

Tahua Pūtea 2015: Budget 2015

Read all media releases for Minita Whanaketanga Māori me Whānau Ora, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.

Read more

Ahuwhenua Trophy winner announced end of this month

The three finalist farms competition for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef farming have each hosted their field days.

Read more


Key events

Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers

  • Date: 09 March 2015 to 31 May 2015

Two years have flown by and it's time for the Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers. The Māori Literature Trust invites Māori writers to tell us your stories!

Read more

2015 Post Budget Workshop

  • Date: 28 May 2015
  • Location: Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, 15 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch

The Minister of Finance is taking the post-budget presentation on the road, to share information about what the Budget holds for whānau, hapū and iwi.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Ka mahi te ringaringa aroarohaki taua

The hand which quivers in the face of the enemy is to be admired