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.

Celebrate Matariki

Ka puta Matariki ka rere Whānui.
Ko te tohu tēnā o te tau e!

Matariki re-appears, Whānui starts its flight.
Being the sign of the new year!

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Latest Kōkiritia out now

This edition of Kōkiritia comes to you under the auspice of Matariki - the whānau marama that signals the start of a New Year.

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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. Consultation hui begin on 2nd June around the motu.

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Key events

Be part of Festival of Pacific Arts 2016

  • Date: 13 May 2015 to 10 July 2015

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from Māori and Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam during May and June 2016.

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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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Ahakoa whati te manga, e takoto ana anō te kōhiwi

Although the branch is broken off, the trunk remains (Misfortunes will not ruin an individual or a group if foundations are strong)