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.

Pōtiki attitude leads preparations

Nestled away in the Tairāwhiti nearly an hour north of Gisborne, is the mountain Titirangi that overlooks the quaint township of Tolaga Bay, through which the river Uawa-nui-a-Ruamatua, flows.

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Win when you subscribe to Kōkiri or Kōkiritia during Te Matatini

Subscribe to receive free Kōkiri and Kōkiritia during Te Matatini, and go into the draw to win. Prizes include vouchers and Beats by Dr Dre Headphones. Competition closes Sunday 8 March 2015 - 5pm.

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Louise Kingi festival regular - still loving it

From one of the oldest performing arts groups heralds one of the longest serving performers to take the stage at next year’s Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival.

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Key events

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

  • Date: 04 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, held every two years, where top kapa haka teams compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best.

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Auckland Council's 'Have your say' Hui

  • Date: 11 March 2015
  • Location: Manurewa Marae, Finlayson Avenue, Manurewa, Auckland

Auckland Council is encouraging mana whenua and Māori citizens, ratepayers and customers to have their say on the future of Auckland.

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Career Chat/ Kōrero

  • Date: 22 March 2015
  • Location: Gisborne Events Centre, 20 Main Road, Gisborne

"Know how to chat about careers and jobs in the whānau" A Careers New Zealand Seminar as part of the Tairāwhiti Careers Expo.

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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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Ka totō te puna i Taumarere, ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga. Ka mimiti te puna i Taumarere, ka totō te puna i Hokianga.

When the spring at Taumarere overflows, the spring at Hokianga ebbs. When the spring at Taumarere ebbs, the spring at Hokianga overflows. (Taumarere (Bay of Islands) is on the East and Hokianga on the West; what happens to one influences the other)