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.
Māori Suicide Statistics
Suicide is a major issue that is of real concern to New Zealand whānau and their communities.
Every year approximately over 500 people, many of them Māori, take their own lives by suicide, affecting the lives of many others. These deaths are preventable.
The Chief Coroner releases national provisional suicide statistics each year to help suicide prevention efforts and initiatives undertaken by other agencies. More information can be found here; https://coronialservices.justice.govt.nz/suicide/.
Stories and Videos
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. Read more about the way they are sharing prevention messages.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Investing in our future business leaders and entrepreneurs
Supported by Te Puni Kōkiri and run by Young Enterprise Trust, the Rangatahi Business Challenge is a fun and interactive 3-day introduction to business and enterprise for year 9-11 tauira.
Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere
A free children's theatre production performed entirely in te reo Māori.
- Open to the public, no booking required
- Organiser: Taki Rua
RARANGA TAHI 2019
Raranga Tahi is a fun filled day that calls upon the youth of Aotearoa to innovate ways on how to drive Māori language revitalisation in to the future.
- Registration required
- Organiser: Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori
Award winning Māori leadership programme recognised through cadetships
Downer was awarded the Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2016 Diversity Awards for their Māori leadership programme. We talk more with Downer about how the Cadetships programme through Te Puni Kōkiri has assisted them along the way.
Learning on the job is the trick
The biggest Tūhoe civil contractor is helping his people to be the technician, to be the electrician, to be the engineer. Pera Te Amo (Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou) has only just come on board the Cadetship programme but we catch up to discuss the work that is bringing pride to him and his whānau.