Te Puni Kokiri

Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Haere mai,
Nau mai

Haere mai Nau mai

Ko te whakamāramatanga mō Te Puni Kōkiri, ko tētahi tira e anga ngātahi ana ki mua. Kei tōna ingoa te tikanga, kei te whai mātou i te whakatōpūtanga o ngā pūmanawa ā-ohu o te Māori kia kaha ake ai a Aotearoa.

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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Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill Review

The Ministerial Māori Language Advisory Group is seeking feedback on its draft proposal on the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill. Your feedback is important. Consultation hui begin on 15 June around the motu.

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Rauika

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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Tāmaki Makaurau Homeless Wānanga

  • Date: 02 July 2015 to 03 July 2015
  • Location: Tātai Hono Marae, 8 Burleigh Street, , Grafton, Auckland

Te Puni Kōkiri invites people to come along and support this exciting and vibrant event during the Māori New Year – Matariki.

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New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka

  • Date: 04 July 2015 to 05 July 2015
  • Location: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

Our celebration of haka and waiata (traditional song and dance) is presented by senior performing artists from around New Zealand.

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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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Hokioi rere po, pekapeka rere ahiahi

The hokioi flies at night, the bat flies in the evening. (The hokioi was a legendary bird that could never be seen, but whose screech could be heard at night.)