Mai i te Toihautū
Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa
We all look forward to the summer holidays and spending time with whānau and loved ones. Having a break from our usual routines of study and work commitments to return to our papakāinga or enjoy a change of scenery – indulging in good food, sun and relaxation will be good for the soul.
Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa
Drive and Determination: from Taupō to the winner’s podium
You might not be familiar with the name Faine Maniapoto Kahia yet – so commit ‘The Fig’ moniker to memory now, because the young star of motorsport has his eye firmly fixed on the podium.
How the “Ania’s” got their way
In 2015 Minister Flavell announced an annual budget of $14.491 million set aside specifically to assist with Māori Housing.
Strengthening connections for farming whānau
The Whānau Ora commissioning agency in the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, invests in a wide variety of initiatives that build sustainable whānau capability. Through programmes like Whenua Kura, Te Pūtahitanga encourages investment in whānau development with a particular focus on the farming sector and bringing whānau back to the land.
Hard work pays off
Hohaia Brown (Ngāpuhi) turned 20 only last year. He was selected from a pool of 30 applicants to be part of the Te Mana o Whakaaro Māori Cadetship Programme.
Mauao to San Fran
Twelve Māori students from Te Wharekura o Mauao have travelled to Silicon Valley, San Francisco on an inspirational journey to encourage their education choices.
Boxers fight in Russia
Te Puni Kōkiri recently supported two young boxers to represent Aotearoa at the Junior World Boxing Championships in Russia.
Te Ture Whenua Māori
The relationship between Māori, whenua and the law has been a long and complex one. A century and a half ago the creation of the Native Land Court started a period of the greatest upheaval and change Māori ever experienced in their status and relationship with the whenua.
Meet Jaclyn Williams
Being able to listen and understand others are fundamental parts of engagement – skills Jaclyn Williams (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai) brings to her new role as Manager, Crown-Iwi, Hapū, Whānau Māori Relations at Te Puni Kōkiri.
Te Awa Tupua
A claim that took close to 148 years to reach a conclusion – heralding it as the longest-running legal case in New Zealand history – was settled between the Crown and Whanganui Iwi last year.
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.
Mai i Tauranga Moana ki Washington DC
Whakapapa provides a roadmap to family history and stories. The experiences, choices, values and principles of our ancestors help guide us when choosing our own paths.