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.
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.
Changes proposed to the care and protection of children
A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.
Ko Papatuanuku te Matua o te Tangata: 150 Years of Te Kōti Whenua Māori
Much has been written about the Native Land Court today known as the Māori Land Court.
- From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016