New mobile service will support and better inform Māori communities about government funding and initiatives aimed at Māori.
Published: Friday, 24 February 2017 | Rāmere, 24 Huitanguru, 2017
Te Puni Kōkiri’s new mobile service has been unveiled by Māori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell, which will support and better inform Māori communities about government funding and initiatives aimed at Māori.
Launched at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne, Te Ururoa unveiled the new Te Puni Kōkiri mobile service which will travel to events and communities across Aotearoa to disseminate new information about initiatives delivered through Te Puni Kōkiri.
Access to services and support is a major barrier for many of our kaumātua, pakeke, and rangatahi Māori living in remote areas of Aotearoa. The mobile service takes the services to whānau and communities. By removing the geographical and technological barriers, we make it easier for our people to access information.
“This is an innovative response to the geographical and technological barriers our Māori communities face daily. It is a better fit tool for our staff to use when engaging with whānau, hapū and iwi Māori and is ideal for use in remote or isolated areas. It will enable whānau Māori to access information who can’t get online or can’t get to one of our Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices,” says Michelle Hippolite Toihautū.
The mobile service will provide key information about key kaupapa and ongoing services and support around whānau, whenua, whare, whanaketanga and whakapapa.
The Te Puni Kōkiri mobile service is a new step in supporting Māori communities and enrichening the Crown and Māori partnership.