Whakamahia

Support, information, and opportunities

Te Puni Kōkiri works across government and the private sector to support Māori development. This section includes information, services and opportunities, available to Māori through a range of organisations, including Te Puni Kōkiri.

Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi

By black and by red the work is done

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information for Māori

This page has updated information on COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout, including information of particular interest to whānau and Māori communities.

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COVID-19 Response (Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020

Parliament has passed legislation to support businesses and Māori governance entities through the immediate impacts of COVID-19.

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Culture

Oranga Marae

Oranga Marae supports the physical and cultural revitalisation of marae, as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.

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Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund - COVID-19 update

Across Aotearoa, whānau, hapū and iwi are planning and delivering events and initiatives to commemorate the New Zealand Wars. Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund supports whānau, hapū and iwi to initiate, promote and deliver activities and events that commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars.

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Te reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is one of three official languages of the nation. The language itself is central to Māori culture, identity and forms part of the heritage of our country.

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) is a comprehensive international human rights document on the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Community

Māori Housing Support

Te Puni Kōkiri supports individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū with funding, information, advice and practical support to achieve their housing aspirations.

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Māori Wardens

Māori Wardens volunteer their services throughout New Zealand, providing support, security, traffic and crowd control, first aid, and other services to the community.

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Official Information Act requests

The Official Information Act 1982 is intended to help New Zealanders to participate effectively in policy decisions and law making

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Rangatahi Suicide Prevention

Māori suicide rates are high in Aotearoa. Te Puni Kōkiri is working with other government agencies, expert groups and community organisations to reduce Māori suicide. A series of Rangatahi Suicide Prevention videos were produced recently by Skylight in collaboration with 186 rangatahi from seven different schools around Aotearoa.

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Te Pū Harakeke Fund

Te Pū Harakeke supports Māori to host community projects and events, including Matariki and developing Māra Kai.

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Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is about increasing the wellbeing of individuals and whānau to lead full lives and uses the power of whānau to improve the wellbeing of individuals and whānau. Whānau Ora is a revolutionary public sector initiative because it devolves the delivery of Whānau Ora services to community-based commissioning agencies.

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Whānau Ora Review

The Whanau Ora Review Report – Tipu Mātoro ki te Ao, has been released and affirms this unique approach is working well for Māori and Pacific families.

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Development

Cadetships

Te Puni Kōkiri has been delivering the Cadetships programme since 2010. It is a programme that supports employers to develop, mentor, train and grow full-time permanent Māori staff in order for them to take on more senior roles within an organisation.

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Effective governance

This effective governance information is designed to help trustees and directors of Māori organisations with their responsibilities and role as guardians and leaders.

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Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund

The Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund is a contestable fund to support initiatives that will create high value jobs and opportunities to advance

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Land, conservation and environment

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.

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Pakihi Māori – Māori Enterprise

The Māori Enterprise team is about helping Māori establish and grow their business. We do this by providing information, advice and brokering relationships.

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Marae Digital Connectivity

Marae Digital Connectivity is a multi-agency initiative to help more Marae connect to the internet.

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Te Pae Ārahi – Nominations Service

Te Pae Ārahi supports Māori representation on public service boards, committees, and advisory groups.

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Pae Aronui

Pae Aronui is an initiative to improve education, training and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori.

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Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata

Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata – Uniting the Threads of Whānau (Paiheretia) is a kaupapa that draws on the strengths of the Whānau Ora approach to support whānau engaged with the Corrections system. It aims to improve whānau wellbeing, thereby reducing re-offending and imprisonment.

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Provincial Growth Fund

The New Zealand Government has allocated three billion dollars over a three-year term to invest in regional economic development through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). The goal of the Provincial Growth Fund is to accelerate regional development, increase regional productivity, and contribute to more, better-paying jobs by investing in projects and initiative

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Rangatahi Leadership and Development

Our young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to supporting rangatahi Māori to reach their full potential.

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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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Whenua Māori

Whānau development through land is a key focus for Te Puni Kōkiri. It works with Māori and other government agencies to better support Māori land owners to make the most of their whenua.

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