Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Te Puni Kōkiri works for Māori to be skilled, learned and innovative.

Increasing Māori skills will increase incomes and will enable Māori to have greater control over their lives and more freedom to carve out their own paths with fewer constraints on their choices.

Skills and learning benefits individuals, their whānau and communities, and in turn, the New Zealand economy.

We look at how Māori can acquire skills and knowledge, with an emphasis on increasing Māori achievement of higher-level qualifications.

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell cuts the 30th celebration cake.

    Te Taura Whiri opened its doors to celebrate its 30th anniversary

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Thirty years ago, the Māori language was made an official language of New Zealand and the Māori Language Commission was created. To celebrate, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori opened its doors to the public.

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  • Mitchell Jaram

    Whakatāne community step up to healthier lifestyle

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    150 participants from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Whakatāne community took up a healthier lifestyle challenge - Hikoi ki te Hauora – and won.

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  • Nancy Tuaine

    Report shows positive results for Whānau Ora

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    The latest report from Te Puni Kōkiri shows Whānau Ora has achieved positive outcomes for whānau and families across Aotearoa. Over 11,500 whānau and families were engaged through Commissioning Agencies’ initiatives as at 30 June 2016.

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  • Digital Tool Shows Schools How to Pōwhiri Properly

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    From Pūkana to Hongi, a new online resource is set to support more English-medium schools to get involved in Kapa Haka and Pōwhiri.

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  • #FFS promo team launch campaign at WelTec Main Campus in Petone,

    59 Sign Up at For Future’s Sake Vote Launch

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Helping Māori aged 18-29 understand the value of their vote is a key driver of a new programme to get more whānau enrolled and ready to go to the polls at the next General Election.

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