Te Puni Kokiri

Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Haere mai,
Nau mai

Haere mai Nau mai

Te Puni Kōkiri means a group moving forward together. As the name implies, we seek to harness the collective talents of Māori to produce a stronger New Zealand.

Show me the Honey

We visit an innovative workshop organised in Waikato by the Māori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kōkiri.  It's aim?  To help Māori whānau enter the burgeoning mānuka honey industry.


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Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

The Māori Affairs Select Committee is inviting public submissions on the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill. The closing date for those submissions is Friday 5 December 2014.  More information is available on Parliament's website.



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Minister to tour the regions

The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell will be holding regional open forums around the motu to hear your views about regional Māori development. Keep an eye on Rauika our online events and opportunities calendar to find a hui near you..

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Key events

2014 National Māori Sports Awards

  • Date: 29 November 2014
  • Location: Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau 2104, Auckland

A world-class field of finalists will vie for top honours in 10 categories.

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Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards

  • Date: 10 December 2014
  • Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, Cable St, Wellington

Massey University's Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards 2014 will be held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on 10 December.

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Waitangi 175

  • Date: 06 February 2015 to 31 December 2015

Waitangi Day 2015 marks 175 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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Melanie Cheung - Neurobiologist

Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa

“Science is about being a tutu!”

The Māori Future Makers website profiles 30 inspirational Māori with specialist skills and capabilities who are studying, employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge intensive and growth industries. It aims to encourage Māori to pursue higher levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation by supporting students and whānau to make more informed decisions about education, training and careers.

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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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He wahine whakahākawa i te tāne, He wahine whakatāne i te hākawa

Some women can make a fool of a man, Some women can make a man of a fool