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Young Māori Grower Finalists all wahine
Since the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy in 2012, this is only the second time the competition is recognising Young Māori Growers, and the first time all three finalists are wahine.
Three wāhine Māori business owners, three stories of success
Inspiring wāhine Māori business owners are paving the way in their respective fields – from roading in Ruatōria, to creative design solutions in Ōtautahi, to a virtual contact centre run from Taranaki.
Whenua engagements kick off in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Māori landowners on the East Coast will have the opportunity to engage kanohi ki te kanohi with Te Puni Kōkiri about their whenua.
2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy field days completed
Finalists have all successfully hosted Ahuwhenua judges, sponsors, guests, iwi, hapū and whānau at their respective field day.
Government’s Budget 23 released today
Today, the Government has released Budget 23 – Support for today, building for tomorrow.
Forestry slash, debris, flood and cyclone support update
Funding and support for the people and regions affected by flooding and the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle continues to be announced.
Sediment and debris package launched to accelerate recovery to Cyclone Gabrielle
The Government has launched a $172 million funding package to support councils and commercial properties in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti, with vital clean-up and processing of sediment and debris as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle.
Celebrate Matariki 2023
Aotearoa is once again gearing up for Matariki! 2023 is the second year we will officially celebrate Māori New Year as a public holiday. This year Matariki falls on 14 July.
Cyclone Gabrielle Māori Communities Response Fund near capacity
Cyclone Gabrielle exposed disproportionate risks to Māori, and severely damaged cultural infrastructures and taonga such as marae and urupā. This in turn challenged the holistic resilience of many Māori communities.
Solar power packs next step in marae emergency preparedness
Rapid response portable solar power packs are on the drawing board to help power-up marae in times of need, and Te Puni Kōkiri is supporting this important resilience building kaupapa.
It’s not too late to complete the census
Census events are happening in all communities.
Māori contact centre startup on mission to help solo Mums
Wairua Pai, the only majority Māori-owned customer contact centre, is a new startup with a goal of giving 100 solo Māori Māmā a job through offering flexibility and home working.
Insights gained from Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund benefits Cyclone Gabrielle response
Insights gained from working with Māori communities in the fight against COVID-19 are now aiding their recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle.
Waka Kōkiri delivers whānau support to Pōrangahau
Many whānau remain displaced and their everyday lives turned upside down with 33 of their whare and the Rongomaraeroa marae damaged by Cyclone Gabrielle back in February.
Taranaki construction company is helping to grow the next generation
Established in 2012 and founded by Hone Tipene, Tuarā Civil Roading Limited and Tuarā Tūmārō Concrete Limited are Taranaki based civil construction companies within the Tuarā Group. They have assisted larger construction companies in meeting their contractual needs for the last ten years.
Māori-owned design and marketing business run by wāhine Māori
Attraction Studio in Ōtautahi has been delivering brand, web, marketing, design and print management services to over 500 companies since 2014.
Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use (MILU) calls for submissions
On 23 February 2023, the Government announced a Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use (MILU) causing woody debris, including forestry slash, and sediment-related damage in Te Tairāwhiti, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa and Te Wairoa regions.
Cyclone Gabrielle: ‘Powering-up’ the community response in Te Taitokerau
For our whānau in Te Taitokerau, extreme weather events such as flooding and drought are not uncommon.
Funding and support for communities affected by flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle
We’re pleased to share some of the government information, funding and support available to those affected by recent flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.
Increasing Māori representation in government procurement
Tupono Pahi, 21 of Ngāti Rereahu, is one of only 30 people who identify as Māori working in government procurement buying goods and services for his agency.
$15m investment helps hapori Māori recover from Cyclone Gabrielle
The Government announced the establishment of a short-term funding package of $15 million to accelerate the Māori-led response to Cyclone Gabrielle.
He Riri Awatea: Filming the New Zealand Wars
The New Zealand Wars Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa were major events in our history, and their impact continues today.
Te Puni Kōkiri intern Tane Gilbert to use education to benefit iwi
Tane Gilbert aspires to provide affordable financial assistance to Māori and Pasifika.
Hōmai Haumaru helping rangatahi express themselves through art
Late last year a group of rangatahi artists and their friends and whānau came together for the opening of the Hōmai Haumaru exhibition in Ōtaki. The kaupapa is focused on giving rangatahi space to express their thoughts and feelings on mental health issues and suicide through creating art.
North Island Flooding
Many whānau Māori have been adversely impacted by the recent extreme weather events. A state of emergency has been declared for Auckland, with other regions also affected.
Rātana rangatahi - our 'āpōpō'
This year’s Rātana celebrations mark the 150th birthday of Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana. After a couple of years of COVID-19 restrictions, this year sees a welcome return to the full-scale event.