Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Te Puni Kōkiri works for the Crown to have genuine engagement and productive relationships with Māori.

Effective relationships between Māori and the Crown are necessary to achieve all Te Puni Kōkiri outcomes and wider outcomes across government.

Through joint and agreed action, both Crown and Māori will be better off and we work towards creating stronger connections and understanding.

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Tairāwhiti Māori Economic Development Report

    • Date: 27 February 2017

    On February 28, at a launch held in Tūranga two Tairāwhiti economic development reports were unveiled. The Tairāwhiti report funded by Te Puni Kōkiri, was written by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. The report explores the economic opportunities available within the region for Māori, whānau, hapū and iwi. The second is the Regional Economic Action Plan which highlights the strategic priorities for the region over the next five years.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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  • Meeting Strengthens Cooperation Between Indigenous Peoples

    • Date: 05 October 2016

    Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, met with the Council of Indigenous Peoples, their counterparts from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on September 5 in Wellington, to advance cooperation between both sides.

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  • Hemi Rolleston: Looking into the unknown

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    Interim Chief Executive at Callaghan Innovation, Hemi Rolleston, discusses the need to support Māori business leaders to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  • Photo: John Stevens (Hone Tipene) - Kōhatu Cookers - Photo courtesy of Fairfax Media NZ - Taranaki Daily News.

    Hāngī Cooker set for success in Australasia

    • Date: 31 August 2016

    Hone Tipene has adapted the traditional earth oven for a modern lifestyle. He now has a successful business with an expected growth of 150%.

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