Te Moana ā Toi: Kawerau a Safer Place
Te Puni Kōkiri is supporting Kawerau Blue Light Ventures Inc to make Kawerau a safer place for all.
Te Tai Hāuauru: Kaumātua 60 Plus
Te Puni Kōkiri supported Awa Sports to provide a fun day full of indoor sports and recreation activities for kaumātua.
Takitimu: Takitimu Education
Te Puni Kōkiri has brought together a focus group to discuss mātauranga Māori issues in the Takitimu rohe.
Te Arawa: Climate Change
Recently Te Puni Kōkiri sponsored a forum to discuss climate change and the government’s programme to address it and its implications for Māori. George Ria (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) and Dick Burgess (Ministry for the Environment) met together with Māori landowners in Rotorua.
Te Tairāwhiti: Te Tairāwhiti Film-making
A number of creative sector workshops, including a short film workshop, have been held in Te Tairāwhiti recently to inspire rangatahi into creative careers.
Te Waipounamu: Kaitiaki Pounamu
Kaitiaki Pounamu Southern Regional Committee is a collaborative project between the seven southern Ngāi Tahu papatipu rūnanga, with the support of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, the Department of Conservation and Te Puni Kōkiri.
Tāmaki Makaurau: Haka in the City
Te Puni Kōkiri recently supported the Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Kapa Haka Competition, which saw four of the region’s best roopū qualify for the national competition to be held in Mt Maunganui next year.
Waikato: Waka Launch
One of many highlights at the 150-year celebrations of the Kīngitanga movement recently was the launch of a new waka commissioned to commemorate the ascension of Kīngi Tuheitia to the throne of the Kīngitanga.
Te Tai Tokerau: Project Taunaha
A Te Puni Kōkiri-funded project is helping Ngāti Hine landowners to address natural and cultural sustainability issues in their whenua. Project Taunaha allows landowners to better understand the characteristics of their whenua.
Te Whanganui ā Tara: Te Iwi o Ngāti Tukorehe
A humble marae is aiming to grow one million native plants as part of their cultural strategy. Tukorehe marae, on state highway one just south of Levin, is on target to meet this goal. It is part of their Te Hākari Wetlands Project, which aims to re-establish traditional wetlands within the boundaries of Ngāti Tukorehe to their former glory as a pātaka kai for Ngāti Tukorehe today and into the future.
National Secondary Schools’ kapa haka
Te Piringa, from Manawatu/Horowhenua, has won the overall aggregate title at the National Secondary Schools’ Māori Performing Arts Competition 2008.
The Language of Kapa Haka
When 36 kapa haka groups took to the stage for the National Secondary Schools’ Māori Performing Arts Competition 2008 and more than 200 kaumātua took to the stage for Matariki celebrations at Te Papa, te reo Māori resonated.
Te Ao Māori
The other two finalists in the competition were: the Parekarangi Trust and the Hauhungaroa Partnership.
Couple Wins Coveted Māori Dairy Award
Nearly 20 years ago Dean and Kristen Nikora left their town jobs to go dairy farming. They worked their way up from farm labouring, through to share milking, working in a 50/50 partnership and owning their own farm.
Making a difference in the world
Mention Afghanistan and people tend to think of the Taliban, an inhospitable climate and equally rugged terrain.
Keeping it in the whānau
It’s all about whānau for Corporal John Tepania (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi), who joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) in 2001 at the age of 20.
Our Warriors of the land, sea and air
Māori in New Zealand’s Defence Forces have a long and proud tradition.