Te Puni Kōkiri is government’s principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development.
In July 2019, the Minister for Māori Development tabled a Cabinet paper focused on the role of Te Puni Kōkiri and its functions. That paper solidified the role of Te Puni Kōkiri as the principal policy advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development, and identified the shifts needed to position the Ministry for strategic impact.
Te Puni Kōkiri has developed a refreshed strategy, presented in 2020–2024 He Takunetanga Rautaki | Strategic Intentions.
This strategic framework provides a line of sight between our vision, purpose and role, and three strategic priorities with accompanying focus areas that best position the Ministry for strategic impact.