Our young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to supporting rangatahi Māori to reach their full potential.
Last updated: Monday, 20 June 2022 | Rāhina, 20 Pipiri, 2022
Investing in our future leaders
We are teaming up with whānau, community leaders, providers, other government agencies community leaders and employers all over the country to assist our young people on a pathway to further education, training and employment.
Check out the links below to learn more about the mahi we do with rangatahi throughout Aotearoa.
Te Puni Kōkiri’s Cadetships programme was established in 2010 to support kaitono (employers) to develop, mentor and train their permanent Māori staff at all career stages into higher-skilled roles.
Pae Aronui is an initiative to improve education, training and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori.
Te Puni Kōkiri supports community initiatives delivered in a Te Ao Māori setting to rangatahi Māori which aim to impart knowledge, experiences, and skills to help rangatahi build resilience, wellbeing and leadership capability.
Taiohi Ararau – Passport to Life
Taiohi Ararau – Passport to Life supports young Māori on their pathway to training and employment by helping them get essential documents like their driver’s licence and IRD number.
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