Te Puni Kokiri

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  • “We want more people, speaking more Māori, in more places” says Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite. Image: Adrian Heke.

    Te Puni Kōkiri commends Council’s te reo Māori commitment

    • Date: 20 February 2018

    “I applaud Wellington City Council on its goal to make the Capital city, a te reo Māori city. Most people in the world, and certainly in the globe’s capital cities, speak at least two languages. We can do it too,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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  • Jaye Pukepuke with Trevor Taylor

    Premier of documentary on Bros for Change

    • Date: 19 February 2018

    A new documentary showcases the journey of eight male rangatahi on their journey to self-discovery, through the unique initiative 'Bros for Change' in Te Waipounamu. 

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  • Awatea Simeon, Matakaea Murphy, Taimana Kaa-Mackie

    Thriving in an authentic Māori learning environment

    • Date: 19 February 2018

    The aim of Te Pā o Rākaihautū is to nurture the whole person; a-tīnana, a-hinegaro, a-wairua, a-whānau so that they stand with strength, pride, passion and purpose.

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  • Marae tell their own stories through virtual reality

    • Date: 16 February 2018

    Iwi, hapū and Māori communities throughout the country are taking up the unique opportunity to carry out 3D scanning and point cloud visualisations of taonga tūturu and marae.

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  • Artist at work at Ngāpuhi festival

    A "magical wairua" at Ngāpuhi festival

    • Date: 16 February 2018

    “The wairua was magical, there were lots of kids running around with their faces painted, eating ice cream and playing on the giant water slide,” says Kayla Hollis, who was one of 15,000 people that attended the Ngāpuhi Festival in Whangarei in January.

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  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Whangārei Māori Warden, Henare Hape

    Sitting down for a cuppa tea with the Prime Minister

    • Date: 16 February 2018

    Everyone enjoys sitting down for a chat with friends and whānau over a nice cuppa tea including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who did so with a group of Māori Wardens at Waitangi.

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  • Waitangi Day sets good tone for future

    • Date: 16 February 2018

    Waitangi Day commemorations are taking place in more and more communities, as more people consider the history of Aotearoa-New Zealand and the way it shapes our future.

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  • Whānau strike a pose at the Ngāti Porou Pā Wars 2018

    Marae whānau show their competitive edge

    • Date: 16 February 2018

     After countless competitions on and off the field, Hinemaurea ki Wharekahika marae has come out on top, winning this year’s Ngāti Porou Pā Wars held in Ruatōria.

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  • The Australian indigenous business delegation in New Zealand

    Te Puni Kōkiri hosts Australian indigenous business delegation

    • Date: 16 February 2018

    Australian Indigenous and Māori business leaders realise they both face similar barriers.

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  • Rangatahi learning about taiao through the Ngāti Porou biocultural camp

    Camp inspires rangatahi to protect environment

    • Date: 15 February 2018

    A camp that connects rangatahi to the environment is opening the eyes and minds of Ngāti Porou descendants.

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  • The Venerable Wiremu Tutepuaki Kaua ONZM JP and Dr Doris Catherine Kaua PhD

    Kaumātua urges whānau to speak up about health

    • Date: 15 February 2018

    After collapsing a few years ago, a kaumātua who works for PHARMAC is encouraging whānau to speak up about their key concerns in Māori health.

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  • Photo by Te Rāwhitiroad Bosch

    Mass haka to welcome fleet of waka

    • Date: 15 February 2018

    About a thousand people in Wellington are gearing up to perform in a mass haka on the waterfront, to pōwhiri a dazzling fleet of ocean-voyaging waka.

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  • Helping rangatahi get into the ‘digi’ creative space

    • Date: 09 February 2018

    Hori Mataki, creative lead for Ariki Creative and member of Te Ao Hangarau, is paving the way for rangatahi with an interest for digital technologies. In his words, Te Ao Hangarau is ‘setting up the change for rangatahi to build off our shoulders to get into the digi space’.

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