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.

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

This year marks 40 years of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

To celebrate this milestone, Te Taura Whiri have over 350,000 FREE resources to giveaway. Order your Te Wiki o te Reo Māori resources now.

Toitū te whenua, toitū te mana, toitū te reo

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Ngā Tohu Reo Māori

The awards celebrate Te Reo Māori regeneration and innovation across Aotearoa.

All entries must submit a Ngā Tohu Reo Māori online entry form.

Entries close 21 August 2015.


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Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform

Te Ture Whenua Māori Act has been reviewed and a draft Bill has been developed. To ensure the reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori is workable and achievable for Māori land owners, your feedback is important. Submissions close on Friday 7 August.


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Key events

Settlement, an exhibition by Emily Karaka

  • Date: 14 July 2015 to 08 August 2015
  • Location: OREXART, L1 / 15 Putiki Street, Arch HIll, Auckland

Karaka is regarded as a Māori matriarch, a wahine toa. As a young woman she found self-expression with a paintbrush. Her work discusses economic, social, and environmental issues.

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State of Te Reo Māori Address

  • Date: 30 July 2015
  • Location: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is holding the first inaugural State of Te Reo Māori address to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa.

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He Hui Whakahononga – Regional open forum with the Minister

  • Date: 30 July 2015
  • Location: Hotel Coachman - Conference Facility, 140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North

The Minister for Māori Development Hon Te Ururoa Flavell invites you to attend the Palmerston North Regional Open Forum.

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Importance of te reo revitalisation highlighted

At her inaugural lecture held at Victoria’s Te Herenga Waka Marae, Professor Higgins’ described the current position of te reo in New Zealand as ‘static’

Only one in five Māori can speak te reo’ are the kind of statistics that highlight the danger of the language being lost, says Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Rawinia Higgins.

At her inaugural lecture held at Victoria’s Te Herenga Waka Marae, Professor Higgins’ described the current position of te reo in New Zealand as ‘static’.


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Māori Language Act 1987

The Māori language is known as te reo Māori or simply te reo (the language). It is the language of the Māori people of New Zealand. Te reo Māori is an official language in New Zealand, along with English and New Zealand Sign Language. It was made official in 1987.

This clip from Te Karere highlights the passing of the Maori Language Act 1987. The item notes that there were three main parts of the act: to make te reo Māori an official language, to allow te reo to be used in legal proceedings and to establish the Māori Language Commission (Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori) to advocate for te reo. Minister for Māori Affairs Koro Wetere notes that the chiefly language from the ancestors, te reo Māori, has had its mana recognised with New Zealand.

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He kino tokomaha ki te kai i ngā kai, tēnā kia tu ki te mahi, ka aha hoki?

When it is time to eat there are many. When it is time to work, what then?