Te Puni Kōkiri is the Government’s principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development.
Te Puni Kōkiri was established under the Māori Development Act 1991 with responsibilities to:
- Promote increases in the levels of achievement attained by Māori in education, training and employment, health, and economic resource development.
- Monitor, and liaise with, each department and agency that provides or has a responsibility to provide services to or for Māori for the purpose of ensuring the adequacy of those services.
Te Puni Kōkiri has a broad reach despite being a relatively small ministry. We have over 350 staff across our Wellington head office and 17 offices over six regions.