Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    Matariki has risen bringing with it an opportunity for us to reflect on recent achievements. 

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 01 September 2016

    In this edition, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell shares some insight on the strength of whānau being central to Whānau Ora. He also recalls recent regional visits to Manawatu, Hawke's Bay, Te Tai Tokerau and Rotorua. 

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 25 July 2016

    Karanga mai e Hine-takurua, karanga mai e Matariki!

    The rise of Matariki is always a time to reflect – to be content with the year that has gone, and look forward to new challenges with renewed enthusiasm.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 11 May 2016

    In this edition, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell talks about two pieces of legislation in the House namely Te Ture Reo Māori and Te Ture Whenua Māori and shares insight from his recent regional visits to Te Waipounamu and Waiariki.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Easter is our first significant public holiday since Christmas and New Year. It signals the onset of winter, colder days and longer nights.

    When I look back on the year so far, I am feeling pretty good about the mahi Te Puni Kōkiri has achieved with the help of iwi, hapū and whānau.

     

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  • Whāia te iti kahurangi

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    In this edition, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, writes about a new fund to support Māori land owners and looks forward to The Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill being reported back from Parliament.

     

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  • My three 'w's' - whānau, whare and whenua

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki tēnā, ki tēnā o koutou.

    2016 has arrived and provides us with new ambitions and goals to achieve in this calendar year.

     

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  • Eke panuku, eke tangaroa

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell looks back on the year and shares his aspirations for 2016.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and I (centre) with the Māori delegation to China and Hong Kong.

    Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 02 November 2015

    In this edition, Minister Flavell mentions his recent trade mission to China and Hong Kong representing the Māori Taniwha economy. He also recalls last month’s visit to Te Tairāwhiti.

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  • Future leaders - willing and able to foot it with the best in the world

    • Date: 21 September 2015

    How do we capture and utilise the entrepreneurial and innovative skills of young Māori to drive our economic trade and development?

    That’s the question posed at several hui I have recently attended and I am pleased to say the answer was standing right in front of us.

     

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  • Toitū te whenua, toitū te mana, toitū te reo

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    Our land and our language are important markers of Māori identity, these are also the focus of two important pieces of legislation which will be introduced into Parliament in the next year.

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  • Matariki signals time to reflect and plan

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    Matariki is a time to reflect on those who have passed over in the last year and a time to consider how we can best honour their legacy. There have been many key figures in our whānau and tribe, indeed across the motu, who are no longer with us, we owe it to them to continue on with their mahi to strengthen ourselves as a people.

     

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  • Out of the realm of Tū and into the realm of Rongo

    • Date: 11 May 2015

    Recent Anzac Day commemorations rang home a few home truths for me this year. I spent the day in Uawa-Tolaga Bay. The East Coast community hosted a programme which valued acts of peace on a day felt by veterans and their families, long after the wars.

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  • Caption: Myself and Whaea June Jackson (third from right) with weaver Christina Wirihana (far right) and her whānau: (from left) John Lawless, Josie Gedson, Matekino Lawless, and Gaylene Henry.

    Tukutuku weaves Ngāi Māori into world's tapestry

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    I am thrilled that some of the tukutuku panels that were created for the UN Headquarters in New York now grace the walls in our parliamentary complex.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 10 February 2015

    E te rangatira o Porou iwi, haere atu rā! Haere ki te huinga o te kahurangi ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pāmamao. Waiho mā ngā iwi koe hei mihi, hei tangi, hei tuku ki te kōpū o Papatūānuku. Ka auē te iwi Māori, ka auē te ao katoa.

    For several years, I have made the pilgrimage to Waitangi in the first week of February to commemorate and celebrate the birthplace of our nation. I have gone to listen to the kōrero, understand the nawe and reflect on how far we have come in honouring the promises made in Te Tiriti.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 04 December 2014

    The Minister for Māori Development and Whānau Ora talks about the series of hui whakahononga around the motu, and shares his commitment for the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence.

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  • Te Kī a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell's pānui in the first issue of Kōkiritia.

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