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Feature stories, media statements, speeches and more.

Royal Commission’s final report will be presented to Parliament on 24 July

  • Date: 15 July 2024

There is an opportunity for survivors to attend this presentation and sit in the public gallery to watch Members of Parliament (MPs) discuss the report.

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UN countries adopt groundbreaking intellectual property treaty

  • Date: 08 July 2024

Mātauranga Māori is central to te ao Māori and a major part of our unique culture and national identity in Aotearoa.

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Matariki, whakanui at Te Papa Tongarewa

  • Date: 02 July 2024

Matariki celebrations are taking place across the motu. Matariki is the cluster of stars that rise on the northeastern horizon in mid-winter and marks the Māori New Year.

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Cadetship programme benefiting workforce productivity

  • Date: 25 June 2024

The Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships programme has been found to support intended outcomes including workforce retention, and a corresponding increase in productivity and revenue. 

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Whānau Centred Facilitation Initiative wānanga identifies next steps

  • Date: 06 June 2024

A two-day wānanga with whānau centred providers will help guide the next steps for the Whānau Centred Facilitation Initiative.

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Honours recognise those serving Māori

  • Date: 04 June 2024

Twice a year, New Years and King’s Birthday, we recognise New Zealanders who have served and achieved in their respective passion, including those for their service to Māori.

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Have your say on the future of the census

  • Date: 30 May 2024

Stats NZ is consulting with the public of Aotearoa New Zealand about modernising the 2028 Census.

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Wairarapa Moana ki Pouākani 2024 Ahuwhenua Trophy winners

  • Date: 24 May 2024

Wairarapa Moana ki Pouākani Incorporate (WMI) took home the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy, for top dairy farming at the Ahuwhenua awards dinner on Friday 17 May in Kirikiriroa.

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Te Puni Kōkiri recruitment process findings

  • Date: 24 May 2024

Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, Dave Samuels, accepts findings of the Public Service Commission Te Kawa Mataaho about shortcomings in a process to appoint a staff member at Te Puni Kōkiri.

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Māori Cadetships inspiring leadership in digital technology

  • Date: 22 May 2024

Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tipu o te rākau

As the shoot is nurtured, so shall it grow. 

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Analysis of District Plan Papakāinga Rules

  • Date: 22 May 2024

The Analysis of District Plan Papakāinga Rules report represents how well council district plans provide for the development of papakāinga housing.

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Summer internship: Saying ‘yes’ to opportunity

  • Date: 03 April 2024

Our annual summer internship programme is an opportunity for young, passionate rangatahi to bring their fresh perspectives into the public service. 

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Downer degree graduates Te Puni Kōkiri cadets

  • Date: 19 March 2024

Downer graduates from Otago Polytechnic – Te Pūkenga, brought colour and life to the streets of central Dunedin on their graduation day on 15 March 2024.

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Engaging with communities in the far south

  • Date: 18 March 2024

Early last week, Minister for Māori Development Tama Potaka visited Te Waipounamu to meet with local whānau, hapū and iwi as part of a range of engagements across the motu.

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ACC Annual Scheme Access Reporting

  • Date: 15 March 2024

ACC is seeking feedback about its proposed ‘access reporting’ approach including developing a kaupapa Māori approach. Consultation is open until 8 April 2024. Have your say here.

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Summer Internships: A kaupapa Māori approach to work experience

  • Date: 11 March 2024

Driven by a desire to contribute meaningfully to Māori development, Sophia ‘Unga took up the challenge of being a summer intern for Te Puni Kōkiri.

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Indigenous Wāhine Leadership Wānanga focuses on Wāhine Entrepreneurship

  • Date: 04 March 2024

A group of indigenous wāhine leaders from Australia and Aotearoa came together to share in industry excellence and cultural exchange bringing our two countries’ indigenous peoples closer to promote economic, social and cultural advancement.

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Māori business development programme wins national awards

  • Date: 29 February 2024

A programme enabling Māori businesses to earn government procurement contracts has won national acclaim from the engineering sector.

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Summer interns bring fresh perspectives to the table

  • Date: 28 February 2024

With a longstanding interest in politics and government, Nova Te Hapua Waretini-Hewson was a smart fit for our 2024 internship programme.

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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge – He Toa Takitini

  • Date: 23 February 2024

Our Te Pae Tawhiti and Ōhanga (economic) policy teams in collaboration with indigenous intellectual property experts Local Contexts, brought together leaders and policy developers whose mahi helps protect indigenous knowledge around the world, including mātauranga Māori.

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Cyclone Gabrielle, climate hazards and a changing world

  • Date: 15 February 2024

Cyclone Gabrielle’s destructive pathway in February 2023, had a significant impact on Māori communities. Our thoughts remain with those who lost loved ones, were displaced, and all whānau, hapū, and iwi affected.

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Preserving Te Tiriti o Waitangi for future generations

  • Date: 05 February 2024

The care, protection and preservation of our founding document and taonga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi is safely in the hands of conservators from Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga - Archives New Zealand and Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa - National Library of New Zealand.

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Whenua Māori: Landowners come together in Waihōpai

  • Date: 02 February 2024

Our regional advisors in the Whenua Māori Service support Māori landowners all over Aotearoa to develop their whenua.

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Rātana celebrations hit high note

  • Date: 29 January 2024

Celebrations kicked off at Rātana Pa recently, 151 years since the birth of Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana.

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EOI invited for Deputy Chief Judge and Judge for the Māori Land Court

  • Date: 26 January 2024

Following the appointment of Chief Judge Caren Fox in July 2023, the Minister for Māori Development now invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Deputy Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court and the role of Judge of the Māori Land Court.

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Cadetships: Helping improve job satisfaction and business performance

  • Date: 16 January 2024

“The people are what I love most about this job”, said Dre Davis, Downer apprentice water serviceman and cadet, when he was asked about his role and his placement as a cadet through the Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetship Programme.

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