Te Puni Kōkiri works for an effective State Sector to support Māori aspirations.
Achieving all of Te Puni Kōkiri outcomes will require the wider State Sector to use its resources effectively.
Like all New Zealanders, Māori want effective public services that ensure value for their tax dollars. Te Puni Kōkiri works with other government agencies to provide services that are more effective for Māori.
We look for ways in which Māori aspirations are supported by an effective State sector. This includes supporting the government’s Better Public Services (BPS) programme.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Public sector brings it to the stage at Te Kōnohete 2017
Wellington’s Pipitea Marae was abuzz with Te Kōnohete in November, a kapa haka event where several government agencies take to the stage to celebrate Māoritanga.
Staff Speak Te Reo Māori All Month at Te Puni Kōkiri
Several Te Puni Kōkiri staff members have taken on the challenge to speak more te reo Māori at home and at work in the month of September as part of Mahuru Māori.
Māori Land Service
To date more than 1,000 Māori land owners, including large incorporations and trusts, have taken part in consultation on the Māori Land Service. To read more about each hui and Māori land owners’ views, click here.
Removing long standing barriers
Many land owners have raised long standing issues about barriers to the use and retention of their land. These were mainly to do with rating, rating valuations, the application of the Public Works Act, landlocked land and paper roads.
Shaping Te Ture Whenua Māori
Replacing the most significant piece of legislation regarding Māori land in Aotearoa New Zealand is not something to be taken lightly.
Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 set out a new approach to Māori land under the law. For the first time the focus was on ensuring Māori held on to their land and could use it. The Māori Land Court’s role was to support retention and utilisation of Māori land.