Kōkiri – Hōngongoi - Here-turi-kōkā 2011

Issue 23

July 2011

In Kōkiri 23 we celebrate te reo Māori, and Māori economic development. We pay tribute to Māori language pioneer and advocate Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira, who passed just after this edition was published. This Kōkiri edition also highlights the Budget 2011 and the Māori economy, the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, as well as regular features Pakihi, Ngā Rohe, and Te Ao Māori.

Ngā Rohe

  • Tāmaki Makaurau: From Texas to Te Puni Kōkiri

    The Te Puni Kōkiri Tāmaki Makaurau office hosted Miguel Juanez who visited New Zealand on the Rotary Exchange programme.

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  • Waikato:Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards Dinner

    Turangawaewae Marae and Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato hosted the 2010 Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards Dinner in April.

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  • Te Moana ā Toi: Business and training opportunities for Ruatoki rangatahi

    Tūhoe Putaiao Trust knows education and training are key to community-led employment and local business development.

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  • Te Arawa: Māori asset base in waiariki

    Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices Te Moana ā Toi and Te Arawa commissioned BERL to produce Te Ripoata Ohanga Māori mō Te Waiariki.

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  • Te Tairāwhiti: Ahuwhenua trophy finalist pakihiroa farm open day

    Ngāti Porou farm Pākihiroa was a finalist in the 2011 Ahuwhenua Trophy – BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming, Sheep and Beef competition.

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  • Takitimu: Whānau-centred practice

    Whānau, marae, social service, and health providers got a better appreciation of whānau-centred practice and their mahi at a noho marae at Waipatu in May 2011.

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  • Te Tai Hauāuru: Te Aroha Paa: Generation 3

    Te Tāi Hauāru is a well funded wānanga-based te reo Māori programme, but the desire of whānau to learn their reo through marae-based programmes, run by their own, continues to grow and is generally unable to be fulfilled.

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  • Te Whanganui ā Tara: Matariki Māori Market at Wainuiomata Marae

    Wainuiomata Marae and the Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust hosted the Matariki Māori Market @ Wainuiomata Marae to mark the Māori New Year.

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  • Te Taitokerau: Maara Kai

    The amo, maihi and kaitiaki were the product of a weekend wananga led by a local master carver, art tutor and others. The kōwhaiwhai design depicts the ngutukaka kowhai valued by Māori for its ability to fix nitrogen in infertile soils and attract nectar feeding birds, the maihi design pays reference to the pikopiko shoots of edible plants reaching toward the sun and reflects the strength and nurturing of whānau, while kaitiaki depict Rongo-mā-Tāne, the god of cultivated foods and Haumia-tiketike, the god of uncultivated foods. Pehiaweri Marae Committee chairman Les Wakefield and Maara Kai project leader Kingi Kake are pictured at the entranceway to the Glenbervie-based garden.

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Main Feature

  • The Māori Economy

    The report, which revealed the new figures, was commissioned by the Māori Economic Taskforce and prepared by one of the country’s leading economic research companies – BERL.

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Te Ao Māori

  • Ka Auroa te Whai

    I roto i ngā tau tata nei, kua tino whakaputa au i aku whakaaro mō ngā rangahau e pā ana ki te tāmate haere o te reo Māori mai i ngā tau whitu tekau o tērā rau tau, taka mai ki ēnei rā. Ā tēnā, e whai ake nei tētahi o aku tino kōrero i puta ki te motu. I hē taku whakamāori i ngā tatauranga o Te Puni Kōkiri engari i hiahia noa iho au ki te whakamataara, ki te whakaohoho i te iwi ki te āhua o te noho mōrearea o te reo Māori i ēnei rā. Ā tēnā, kia tirohia ake aku kōrero:

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  • Haruru Tapuwae ki Runga i te Marae, ka ea, ka ea

    “Haere mai ki ahau ki runga o Hikurangi Maunga Kia rongo koe i te tākiritanga o te Haeata Kia tauria koe e ngā waihukarere o te rangi”

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Whānau Ora

  • Whānau ora to expand with nationwide coverage

    “Whānau Ora is about empowering whānau to take control of their future. What we want for our whānau is to be self-determining, to be living healthy lifestyles, to be participating fully in society and to be economically secure.”

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In Business

  • Māori publishers reaching new milestones

    Three of the country’s privately owned Māori publishers have all clocked up milestones recently.

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  • Māori and the Economy

    Hon Dr Pita Sharples opened the Māori Economic Summit highlighting the positive work that has been achieved by the Māori Economic Taskforce. The Taskforce was a key initiative for the enhancement of Māori economic prosperity.

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  • Māori asset base report identifies room for growth

    This was highlighted in a recent BERL report commissioned by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Māori Economic Taskforce, which estimated the value of the Māori Asset Base at $36.9 billion. In 2006 the value of the Māori Asset Base was an estimated $26 billion.

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Youth

  • Launch of Māori job skills training initiative

    Two hundred Māori have the chance to train for jobs to help in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

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