Te Puni Kōkiri

About Us

Te Puni Kōkiri was established in 1992 under the Ministry of Māori Development Act 1991. Our broad functions under the Act are:

  • To promote increases in levels of achievement by Māori in education, training and employment, health and economic resource development
  • To monitor and liaise with other government departments and agencies to ensure their services for Māori are adequate.

In this section you can find out more about us:

Who we are

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry for Māori Development, leads Māori Public Policy, and advises on policy affecting Māori wellbeing.  This section includes our strategic outcome and role, our organisational structure, our values and legislation that we administer. Find out more about Who we are »

Māori Potential Approach

The Māori Potential Approach is a Māori public policy framework that has been developed by Te Puni Kōkiri. Find out more about the Māori Potential Approach »

Minister of Māori Affairs

Te Puni Kōkiri provides independent policy advice to the Minister of Māori Affairs. Find out more about the Minister of Māori Affairs »


We publish our latest vacancies here. We provide exciting career opportunities for talented, energetic, innovative and dedicated people who want to contribute to Māori realising their potential. Find out more about Careers »

Contact us

We welcome your enquiries and feedback. Contact us »

Our brand

Information about our brand and logo. Find out more about Our Brand »

Last modified: 6/03/2013