Te Puni Kōkiri works for the Crown to have genuine engagement and productive relationships with Māori.
Effective relationships between Māori and the Crown are necessary to achieve all Te Puni Kōkiri outcomes and wider outcomes across government.
Through joint and agreed action, both Crown and Māori will be better off and we work towards creating stronger connections and understanding.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Empowering others through mana and respect
Jonno Webster (Ngāpuhi) is an Assistant Contract Manager for Downer at their Taranaki hub. He received an invitation to participate in Te Ara Whanake, the Downer Māori Leadership Programme through one of his colleagues.
Setting standards for herself and others around her
Ongelle Fincham (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Programmer for Downer based in Wellington. Ever since she saw the company’s promotional video about Te Ara Whanake, the Māori leadership programme, she was keen to go on it. When she was asked to attend, her only answer was “Yes!”
Learning more about yourself to help others
Driver/operator Darryl Takerei (Ngāti Raukawa) works for Downer in the Taranaki region. In 2015 he completed the Downer Māori leadership programme, Te Ara Whanake, and found that he learned more about himself than he expected.
Growing Māori wahine leaders
I was part way through my diploma studying civil engineering and I felt I needed practical experience.
Te Ara Whanake programme changed me
I want others to be inspired by my journey, to go for it, and not be hesitant or let fear get in their way.