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Kākano ki te rākau: Pūhoro graduates with Te Puni Kōkiri support
Pūhoro STEMM Academy has been helping rangatahi Māori into science and technology (STEM) – and now with Te Puni Kōkiri support they’ve graduated themselves into a charitable trust.
Knowledge Empowers Utakura 7 Incorporation to Realise Whenua Aspirations
In the lush ngahere of the Utakura Valley, south of Hokianga, lies around 1639 hectares of whenua Māori, managed by the Utakura 7 Incorporation, established in 1968. The Incorporation Committee of Management is working hard to realise the economic, cultural, and environmental aspirations for the whenua.
Te Puni Kōkiri Investment Recipients List 2020/21
This document reports detail of the investments made from funds directly managed by Te Puni Kōkiri, for the year 30 June 2021. The recipients are listed by strategic priority, and then by fund and region.
Rangatahi working to practice and inform youth work in Aotearoa
For a group of six rangatahi Māori and Pasifika, 2021 was a year of personal growth, where they trained in their chosen career field and had the opportunity to inform how youth work will be carried out in Aotearoa for generations to come.
Canterbury Hauora Coordination Hub
The Ōtautahi Te Puni Kōkiri team is playing a vital support role by contributing to the Canterbury Hauora Coordination Hub, a cross-agency collaboration dedicated to the Canterbury region’s Covid-19 response.
Drafting to commence on Declaration Plan, targeted engagement feedback released
Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has released the feedback from targeted engagement with Māori on developing a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration plan) in New Zealand.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Update on the development of the Declaration Plan
These documents provided a report back to Cabinet on feedback from targeted engagement with iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori organisations on their aspirations for the development of a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and sought Cabinet agreement to the next steps for drafting the Declaration plan.
Te Tumu mō te Pae Tawhiti
These documents sought agreement to an updated approach to Te Pae Tawhiti, the whole-of-government response to issues raised in the Wai 262 claim. The updated work programme seeks to create sustainable economic opportunities based on our unique place in the world, galvanise economic activity, enhance our cultural identity and protect and restore the wellbeing of our environment.
Long-term Insights Briefing 2022 - Share Your Whakaaro
Te Puni Kōkiri is currently preparing its 2022 Long-term Insights Briefing. The briefing focuses on our Te Puni Kōkiri vision of Thriving Whānau - that when whānau are thriving, so do their communities, hapū, iwi and all of Aotearoa.
Matakaoa ‘Immunity Community’ Wins New Zealand Community of the Year
The Matakaoa community from the top of Te Tai Rāwhiti have been named this year’s winner of Ngā Pou Whirinaki o te Tau – NZ Community of the Year award.
The award recognises the excellence, innovation and aroha shown by whānau of Matakaoa in facing the dangers of COVID-19.
Māori housing: Whānau enjoying papakāinga life in Tauranga Moana
On a sloped section surrounded by orchards, overlooking Rangataua Bay in Tauranga, sit nine new whare all part of the Ranginui 12 Trust papakāinga.
Māori Housing: Large papakāinga underway in Motueka
As dawn broke on Monday morning, karakia rang out around Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka.
Regional focus with Omicron support for Māori communities
Te Puni Kōkiri kaimahi are working closely with regional providers to support whānau through the Omicron phase of COVID-19.
Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa
Celebrating the New Zealander of the Year 2022 recipients
From Te Puni Kōkiri cadet to the 2022 Young New Zealander of the Year: “Kia pai mai hoki e hoa”
Nau Mai Rā co-founder Ezra Hirawani (Waikato-Tainui) has been named the 2022 Te Mātātahi o Te Tau | Young New Zealander of The Year for his mahi towards power equity in Aotearoa New Zealand.
He maimai aroha ki a Tā Wira Gardiner
Sir Harawira (Wira) Tiri Gardiner
4 Hepetema 1943 – 17 Maehe 2022
E te Rangatira, Sir Wira Gardiner, thank you for your service
Kua hinga te tōtara nui o te wao nui a Tāne. Tangi hotuhotu ana ngā manu. Me tō iwi Māori.
More pūtea supports Māori communities through Omicron
Whānau around the motu will receive quick and targeted support from the Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund over the next three and a half months.
Supporting Māori businesses to thrive
Based in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, Māori-owned business Kanapu Hempery is thriving. Combining mātauranga Māori and contemporary technology to develop high quality, Aotearoa grown hemp seed products.
Cadetships: Supporting forestry workers back into the ngahere
Gisborne contractors Gavin and Chrystal Edmonds are helping forestry workers not only recover from drug addictions, but they're also supporting them back into work.
Ka kite anō to our summer interns
As raumati draws to a close and the University year starts back, our interns are preparing to depart from beneath the korowai of Te Puni Kōkiri.
Omicron: Whānau planning with Karawhiua
Ka ora pea au i a koe, ka ora koe i a au. Perhaps I survive because of you and you because of me.
Kura Kaupapa Māori keeping their West Auckland community safe
Kaimahi from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae have been putting in the hard yards to protect their community against COVID-19.
Extra government support for Māori and Pacific Omicron response
Extra support is being made available to Māori and Pacific communities as they continue to face the impact of the current Omicron outbreak.