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Feature stories about Te Puni Kōkiri work and initiatives we support.

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  • It’s official – Rotorua is New Zealand’s first bilingual city

    • Date: 11 August 2017

    You can now expect to see and hear more reo Māori in Rotorua as the city takes on the mantle of being New Zealand’s first officially declared bilingual city.

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  • Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell cuts the 30th celebration cake.

    Te Taura Whiri opened its doors to celebrate its 30th anniversary

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Thirty years ago, the Māori language was made an official language of New Zealand and the Māori Language Commission was created. To celebrate, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori opened its doors to the public.

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  • Māori land trustees, Sarah Henry and Te Owai Gemmell, from Ōmaio, Te Tai Rāwhiti

    Māori land owners shape proposed Advisory and Development Services

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Māori land owners involved with the Māori Land Service case studies have responded positively to the opportunity to influence proposed Advisory and Development Services for all Māori land owners.

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  • Mitchell Jaram

    Whakatāne community step up to healthier lifestyle

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    150 participants from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Whakatāne community took up a healthier lifestyle challenge - Hikoi ki te Hauora – and won.

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  • Mere Pohatu and baby Tamati

    Protecting Pēpī Nationwide

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri funded the first ever roll out of life-saving wahakura ten years ago and now every district health board in the country is set to offer them to whānau.

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  • Nancy Tuaine

    Report shows positive results for Whānau Ora

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    The latest report from Te Puni Kōkiri shows Whānau Ora has achieved positive outcomes for whānau and families across Aotearoa. Over 11,500 whānau and families were engaged through Commissioning Agencies’ initiatives as at 30 June 2016.

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  • Digital Tool Shows Schools How to Pōwhiri Properly

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    From Pūkana to Hongi, a new online resource is set to support more English-medium schools to get involved in Kapa Haka and Pōwhiri.

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  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to house Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Kokohinau Marae has kick-started its papakāinga housing development with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony in Edgecumbe. The papakāinga development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April.

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  • Social Enterprise Summit Creates a Buzz

    • Date: 03 August 2017

    More than 120 people attended the first Social Enterprise Summit held at Parliament in early July.

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  • Introducing our Interns: Varshini Suresh

    • Date: 03 August 2017

    Varshini was a part of our 2015/2016 intern programme, joining Te Puni Kōkiri as part of the Economic Wealth team.  She now works for Deloitte as a tax consultant.

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  • Introducing our Interns: Lucy Pia

    • Date: 03 August 2017

    Lucy has spent two summers as an intern for Te Puni Kōkiri.  Her first internship was in the Te Tai Tokerau office for the 2015/2016 intern programme.  The following summer, Lucy joined the Policy Partnerships Team in our National Office in Wellington.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri 2016-2017 Interns Get Inducted

    • Date: 03 August 2017

    Eleven interns and one summer placement have spent the last week in Wellington participating in induction, meeting their new teams, and attending the Machinery of Governance course in preparation for their three month internship at Te Puni Kōkiri.

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  • Haka on Great Wall of China

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Feeling the mauri on one of the Seven Wonders of the World, 13 year-old Tawhiao Kaitapu rallied his peers into formation before proudly leading the haka ‘Ka Mate.'

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  • Nga Puna o Waiorea perform kappa haka at Matariki 20x20

    Pearls of Wisdom for Rangatahi at Matariki

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Nearly 200 rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau took the morning off school in late June to take part in Matariki 20x20 at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.

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  • Kaikohe wananga

    Māori Land Owners Co-Design Māori Land Service

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri has released a summary of the findings from the second series of wānanga held with Māori land owners earlier this year. The purpose of the wānanga was to ensure Māori land owners co-design the Māori Land Service and that it is fit-for-purpose. 

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  • Brymer goes from Marae to Man-Power

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    After 10 years making their mark as professionals in the marae construction business, Brymer Group Ltd is rolling up its sleeves to help more Waikato whānau through the Māori Housing Network.

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  • #FFS promo team launch campaign at WelTec Main Campus in Petone,

    59 Sign Up at For Future’s Sake Vote Launch

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Helping Māori aged 18-29 understand the value of their vote is a key driver of a new programme to get more whānau enrolled and ready to go to the polls at the next General Election.

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  • Jordan Biddle Wins Young Maori Farmer Award 2017

    Young Dad With No Farming Background Wins Ahuwhenua

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Swapping his Swanndri for a suit for the very first time, Hawke’s Bay shepherd Jordan Biddle took a deep breath before crossing the stage in front of 700 people to claim the title of Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer for 2017.

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  • Ruapehu Recruitment Winning Award for Best New Maori Business

    Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    About 400 people gathered at the War Memorial Hall in Whanganui in July for the inaugural Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.

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  • Ratatouille Vegetables with King Prawn in Chillies, Fennell with Mussels and Paua wrapped in Seaweed. Photo courtesy of Willie Te Aho

    Waikato Chefs Battle Matariki Inspired Dishes

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    After a nine hour round trip in the car, Māori leader Willie Te Aho was delighted when the fancy restaurant he stopped at in Hamilton had a special menu to mark the Māori New Year.

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  • Photo courtesy of Karlos Drinkwater

    Healing Wounds at Parihaka

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    Tears were shed at Parihaka last month when more than a thousand people gathered to hear the Crown apologise for desecrating the peaceful Taranaki settlement in 1881.

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  • Initialled Vesting Agreement for the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

    • Date: 26 June 2017

    Below is a copy of the Agreement to Introduce a Bill Vesting The Business of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

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  • Māori Wardens Conference held to discuss proposed plans for an independent future

    • Date: 06 June 2017

    Three hundred Māori Wardens from around Aotearoa travelled to Rotorua on 1 June to discuss two key kaupapa that could move Māori Wardens towards an independent future.

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  • Māori Housing Network supports six more papakāinga homes

    • Date: 18 April 2017

    Crowds gathered in Wairarapa to celebrate a new papakāinga development underway in Wairarapa for the beneficiaries of the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton. The development includes a rebuild of the marae and six new homes that will allow whānau to live on their ancestral land in affordable healthy homes and support their marae. The project will be completed over two years.

     

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  • KOHAFIT - Change for Change

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    KOHAFIT – Change for Change is a new health awareness and fitness programme that encourages the achievement of group goals as a whānau rather than individually.

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  • 150 Take Up The Mātika Moving the Māori Nation Challenge

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    150 participants from Āwanui-a-rangi and the Whakatāne Community have launched Hikoi ki te Hauora 2017, a ten week challenge to improve their health and well-being through increased activity and weight loss.

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  • Rewarewa D investigates options for their whenua

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is supporting another land initiative with Te Puni Kōkiri in Te Taitokerau having just signed an agreement with Rewarewa D. The significance of the event and the signing was not lost on either rōpū.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is a $12.8 million four year fund.

    We are in our second year and so far more than $4.4 million has been allocated to 40 projects across the motu. In the latest funding round over 50 applications were received. 

    Funded projects to date cover apiculture, forestry, energy, horticulture, agriculture, tourism, and funding feasibility studies to explore and identify development options.

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  • Māori Land Service

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    To date more than 1,000 Māori land owners, including large incorporations and trusts, have taken part in consultation on the Māori Land Service.  To read more about each hui and Māori land owners’ views, click here.

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  • Removing long standing barriers

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    Many land owners have raised long standing issues about barriers to the use and retention of their land.  These were mainly to do with rating, rating valuations, the application of the Public Works Act, landlocked land and paper roads.

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  • Update on the Bill

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    Three drafts of Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill were publically released.  It was the first time that Te Puni Kōkiri has released a draft Bill for consultation. 

    The Bill was introduced in the House in April last year.  It underwent a thorough examination by the Māori Affairs Committee, who spent many days and hours hearing submissions, questioning officials and deliberating.

    The Bill passed its Second Reading in the House in December 2016.  To follow the next steps of the Bill when they happen go to the Facebook page here, and check out our website here.

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  • Ngā Pou o Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    The proposed new Act is putting stakes in the ground for the future of mokopuna, whānau, hapū and iwi throughout Aotearoa. These pou or fundamental principles are underpinned by a strengthened Treaty of Waitangi clause which reinforces the mana and rangatiratanga of Māori over their whenua, resources and taonga. This is part of the purpose and principles which are in the Bill in Māori. While they are explained in English, the Māori version takes precedence and isn’t affected by the English translation.

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  • A tamaiti looking at the bee complex where this shot was taken.

    The Journey

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    Where did this start? The call for reform has been apparent for a number of years – it was identified and signalled in reports by groups such as the Māori Land Investment Group, the Māori Multiple Owned Land Development Committee, the Hui Taumata Review Group, a Federation of Māori Authorities member’s survey and a National Wānanga of Kaumātua.

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  • Shaping Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 31 March 2017

    Replacing the most significant piece of legislation regarding Māori land in Aotearoa New Zealand is not something to be taken lightly.

    Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 set out a new approach to Māori land under the law. For the first time the focus was on ensuring Māori held on to their land and could use it. The Māori Land Court’s role was to support retention and utilisation of Māori land.

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  • Minister Flavell seen here turning the soil.

    He kupu nā te Minita

    • Date: 31 March 2017
  • Inaugural Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Wellbeing Forum 'Te Ritorito 2017'

    • Date: 24 February 2017

    Registrations are now closed for Te Ritorito 2017, our inaugural whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum.

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  • Michelle Hippolite, Toihautū | Chief Executive and Te Puni Kōkiri staff in front of the new mobile service.

    New Te Puni Kōkiri Mobile Service to support Māori communities

    • Date: 24 February 2017

    New mobile service will support and better inform Māori communities about government funding and initiatives aimed at Māori.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

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  • Dig My Idea - Māori Innovation Challenge

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Entries open on February 20 for DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge. It is your chance to submit an innovative digital business idea that has the potential to go global.

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  • Irava and Makea Upu (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu)

    Siblings to attend 2017 Olympics of performing arts in Hollywood

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Irava and Makea Upu are gearing up to perform at the World Championships of Performing Arts in June this year after being selected by the New Zealand audition panel. Scholarships worth a total of $130,000 (US) are awarded at the prestigious event which boasts colourful opening and closing ceremonies similar to the Olympics.

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  • Plant a tree in 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The project, called Trees that Count | Te Rahi o Tāne, is funded by the Tindall Foundation and run by the Project Crimson Trust. The Trust has set a target of 4.7 million trees for 2017 (one for every person in Aotearoa) and are encouraging New Zealanders to get involved in a number of ways.

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  • Jadd Mahia (Tūhoe)

    Driver Licencing Programme a Success

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Twenty-five year old Jadd Mahia is able to start the year with a full licence thanks to a driving programme he attended run by Eastbay Rural Education, Activities and Programmes (REAP) in Whakatāne.

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  • NCEA go-to page for parents supporting rangatahi through results

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    In mid-January students were eagerly checking their NCEA results online. As the dust settles, now’s the time for parents, whānau and rangatahi to come together to talk about where to next with study and job options.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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