Māori Land Court Judicial Appointments
The key purpose of the Māori Land Court is to promote the retention of Māori land in Māori hands, and to support landowners to use, occupy and develop their whenua for the benefit of all landowners, and their whānau and hapū.
Whenua Māori sediment and debris management package
Te Puni Kōkiri is managing funds of $30 million for clean-up of sediment and debris and $2 million for removal of woody debris, on whenua Māori in Tairāwhiti and the Hawke’s Bay affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Whenua Māori Service
You'll find Whenua Māori Service regional advisors at Te Puni Kōkiri offices around the motu.
Whenua Māori Fund
The Whenua Māori Fund supports Māori land owners to explore different uses of land and ways of boosting its productivity.
Te Ringa Hāpai Whenua Fund
Te Ringa Hāpai Whenua Fund supports Māori freehold landowners to realise their aspirations for their whenua.
Tupu.nz is a one-stop shop for information about whenua Māori. You can access tool, resources and reports about Māori land blocks at www.tupu.nz. The website also explores ways you can better connect, look after and develop your whenua.
Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993
Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 is the governing legislation for Māori land, upholding the protection of whenua for future generations while supporting its current use and development. Find out more about the Act and the Amendments to the Act.
Changes to the rating of Māori land
In April 2021, the Government passed significant changes to reduce rating barriers for Māori landowners. Most of the changes outlined in the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Act 2021 will come into force on 1st July 2021.
The Ahuwhenua Trophy celebrates excellence in Māori farming. Te Puni Kōkiri is the proud platinum sponsor of this prestigious award which was established by Sir Apirana Ngata and Governor-General Lord Bledisloe in 1933.
Te Puni Kōkiri works in partnership with other government agencies and Te Puni Kōkiri stakeholders, to design and deliver policies that affect Māori and to ensure that Māori concerns and views around land and environment are integrated into government policies and practices.