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The latest stories, notices, publications, and other news from across our website.

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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Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 seeking public submissions

  • Date: 13 February 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic affected all of us, and New Zealanders – both here and living overseas – were asked to undertake extraordinary actions throughout its duration.

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Niu Dawn Raids Funding Initiative Grants

  • Date: 13 February 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Niu Dawn Raids Funding Initiative Grants, made possible by a one-off fund from Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage and delivered via Creative New Zealand (with support partner NZ On Air).

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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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Briefings to the Incoming Ministers

  • Published: 01 February 2024

The Briefings for the Incoming Ministers (BIM’s) outline the roles of the Ministers and the key issues in their respective portfolios – Māori Development and Whānau Ora. They also outline how Te Puni Kōkiri supports the Ministers to achieve their priorities.

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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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Rātana celebrations hit high note

  • Date: 26 January 2024

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

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Rātana celebrations hit high note

  • Date: 26 January 2024

Annual celebrations took place 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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Te Puni Kōkiri Investments Recipients List 2022/23

  • Published: 18 January 2024

This document reports detail of the investments made from funds directly managed by Te Puni Kōkiri, for the year to 30 June 2023. The recipients are listed by strategic priority, and then by fund and region.

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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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Matauranga Māori in the Media

  • Published: 16 January 2024

An in-depth understanding of the implications and significance of media’s treatment of mātauranga Māori.

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Te Matapaeroa 2021: data and reporting on Māori-owned businesses

  • Date: 18 December 2023

Te Matapaeroa is our data and insights series about Māori-owned businesses, Māori sole traders and significant employers of Māori. Today we have published the first release of Te Matapaeroa 2021. 

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Te Matapaeroa 2021: data and reporting on Māori-owned businesses

  • Date: 18 December 2023

Te Matapaeroa is our data and insights series about Māori-owned businesses, Māori sole traders and significant employers of Māori. Today we have published the first release of Te Matapaeroa 2021. 

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Understanding climate hazards for hapori Māori

  • Date: 15 December 2023

An exploratory analysis to understand the specific challenges of hapori Māori (Māori communities) within the context of te ao hurihuri – a changing world.

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Understanding climate hazards for hapori Māori – Insights for policy makers report

  • Published: 15 December 2023

An exploratory analysis to understand the specific challenges of hapori Māori (Māori communities) within the context of te ao hurihuri – a changing world.

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Te Matapaeroa 2021

  • Published: 18 December 2023

Te Matapaeroa is our data and insights series about Māori-owned businesses, Māori sole traders and significant employers of Māori. Te Matapaeroa 2021 is the third iteration in this series.

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Poipoia te kākano: Cadetships unearth potential of budding Māori entrepreneurs

  • Date: 28 November 2023

The Cadetship programme provides a proven avenue for Māori of all ages to gain skills and to progress into higher paid, more senior roles.

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Building economic capacity with the Māori Cadetship Programme

  • Date: 22 November 2023

Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Cadetship Programme contributes to thriving, innovative and resilient businesses and is supporting the economic recovery, post COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nurturing whenua and whānau through māra kai

  • Date: 15 November 2023

Te Puna Reo o Raparapaririki and Mahora School are using mātauranga Māori and spaces of peace to nurture whenua and nurture whānau through māra kai.

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Te Puni Kōkiri Pay Gaps Action Plan 2022-24

  • Published: 15 November 2023

Te Puni Kōkiri proudly promotes and engages in diversity and inclusiveness across the spectrum.

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