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Whare PR wins Māori Business of the Year at Tauranga Business Awards

  • Date: 20 Hakihea 2022

The annual Tauranga Business Awards were held earlier this month, with more than 300 people coming together to celebrate the successes of Tauranga's thriving and innovative businesses.

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Life-saving defibrillators in Whanganui Marae

  • Date: 19 Hakihea 2022

Rural communities in Whanganui have a fighting chance thanks to life-saving defibrillators being installed in some local marae.

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Whakapuāwai: Leadership programme grows cadets’ success

  • Date: 15 Hakihea 2022

Digging deeper into mātauranga Māori seeded leadership growth for Billie Steedman of Ngāti Porou.

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More medals returned

  • Date: 14 Hakihea 2022

Crowds of people attended a medal ceremony in honour of B Company of the 28th (Māori) Battalion at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday 3rd December 2022.

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Showcasing quality Māori and Pasifika products

  • Date: 13 Hakihea 2022

‘Joy to the Hood’ launched its 4th annual Pop-Up Shop in Manukau this past weekend, making Christmas shopping accessible for whānau who want to buy wholesome, quality, indigenous gifts for their loved ones.

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Māori Purposes Act 2022 gives Māori entities greater autonomy

  • Date: 05 Hakihea 2022

On 28 November 2022, the Māori Purposes Bill received Royal Assent, meaning that the changes the Bill proposed are now made into law through the Māori Purposes Act 2022.

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Wāhine Māori building careers thanks to Cadetships

  • Date: 02 Hakihea 2022

Being a role model for her large whānau was at the heart of Melany Brown’s success with the Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships programme and Bayleys Whanganui.

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Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata – Strengthening relationships through wānanga

  • Date: 01 Hakihea 2022

“Visualise the weaving of harakeke, noting fine threads by themselves break easily, but when bound together they are impossible to break”

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The future is bright for Ōwhata

  • Date: 28 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

Thanks to funding through Te Puni Kōkiri Whenua Māori Fund, Ōwhata 2B and Ōwhata 2B7 Trusts in Rotorua is future-proofing their land for generations to come.

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Progressive Procurement Māori Business Capability Uplift Programme wins award

  • Date: 24 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

Te Puni Kōkiri and partner Height Project Management were announced winners at the Building Nations 2050 Impact Awards this week for our successful Māori Business Capability Uplift Programme.

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Giving vulnerable babies a better start in life

  • Date: 11 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

The Petal Foundation is the only specialist care facility in Tāmaki Makaurau for babies born to mothers who use drugs or alcohol.

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Harnessing the Tairāwhiti sun for solar farm

  • Date: 08 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

Thanks to the Te Puni Kōkiri Te Ringa Hāpai Whenua Fund, Te Rimu Trust is harnessing the energy of the sun to empower their local community, build resilience and gain energy sovereignty.

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Pilot pairs kaupapa Māori with mental health services

  • Date: 04 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

A collaborative multi-agency pilot, named Rapua Te Āhuru Mōwai (Rapua), with Te Toka Tumai, Mahitahi Trust and CORT Housing, is leading to a dramatic decrease in acute readmissions for whaiora (mental health patients).

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Feedback welcome on possible changes to the Māori Trustee Act

  • Date: 03 Whiringa ā-rangi 2022

Te Tumu Paeroa and Te Puni Kōkiri are exploring possible changes to the function and support provided by the Māori Trustee and are seeking feedback before end of November 2022.

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Wi Pere Trust wins 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy

  • Date: 27 Whiringa ā-nuku 2022

Wi Pere Trust took home the 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm at the Ahuwhenua Trophy awards dinner on October 21st.

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Returning unclaimed war medals to whānau

  • Date: 26 Whiringa ā-nuku 2022

Where are Koro’s war medals? For many whānau of the 28th Māori Battalion, they were never claimed. Whether from a change in address, not wanting the reminder - or a sense that something so significant should have been presented in person, not in the post.

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Restoring the mauri to ‘diseased’ whenua

  • Date: 24 Whiringa ā-nuku 2022

Thanks to funding from Te Puni Kōkiri Whenua Māori Fund, Paengaroa South 3 can finally look to restore the mauri to their whenua.

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Toby’s Seafood representing te ao Māori with kai

  • Date: 11 Whiringa ā-nuku 2022

Friday night fish and chips are a treat for whānau throughout Aotearoa. With takeaway shops on nearly every corner, Pat Tobin, Director, Toby’s Seafood knows it is their te ao Māori approach that sets them apart. With counters full of fresh kaimoana and ika, a te reo Māori menu, legendary fry bread, and manaakitanga at the heart of their mahi they have a recipe for success.

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Māori Emerging Leaders Programme

  • Date: 06 Whiringa ā-nuku 2022

Former Te Puni Kōkiri staff Leith Comer, Rachel Jones, and Mere Pohatu imparted their wisdom and experience onto a new group of public servants.

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2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy upholds farming excellence

  • Date: 23 Mahuru 2022

The three finalists for the 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef farming have now each hosted their Field Day event.

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Art as a tool for growth

  • Date: 21 Mahuru 2022

Kākano Youth Arts Collective is creating a safe space for vulnerable West Auckland youth to create art and gain valuable life skills and work experience.

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New data on Māori businesses

  • Date: 15 Mahuru 2022

The business activities of Māori Authorities and other Māori enterprises come under the spotlight in new data produced by Statistics NZ, contributing to a growing kete of information.

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Te Reo Māori takes centre stage in Tāmaki

  • Date: 06 Mahuru 2022

Te Pou theatre in West Auckland are champions of Te Reo Māori, with hopes to normalise the reo through performing arts.

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Marae breaks down barriers for job seekers

  • Date: 06 Mahuru 2022

Papakura Marae is set to host its first Nōu Te Ao: The world is yours employment expo, with hopes to connect whānau Māori to potential employers in a ‘safe space’.

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Māori Housing: Urban development in Tāmaki

  • Date: 10 Hereturikōkā 2022

Whenua where an urban Māori housing development will soon sit was blessed and had the sod turned recently in Mt Wellington, Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Wāhine Māori celebrated at businesswomen awards

  • Date: 05 Hereturikōkā 2022

Te Puni Kōkiri was a major sponsor at the recent Māori Women’s Development Inc (MWDI) awards night in Tāmaki Makaurau, celebrating businesswomen and their pakihi.

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Te Matapaeroa 2020: New data into Māori Business

  • Date: 18 Hōngongoi 2022

Wahine Māori have a strong involvement in Māori business, new Te Puni Kōkiri research shows.

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Rangatahi Manawaroa

  • Date: 07 Hōngongoi 2022

Rangatahi Manawaroa (formerly the Rangatahi Suicide Prevention Fund) has been renamed to better reflect the range of community initiatives contributing to improving rangatahi well-being and resilience that are funded.

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Matariki stars bring our communities together

  • Date: 23 Pipiri 2022

As Aotearoa gears up to celebrate its first Matariki public holiday on Friday, Te Puni Kōkiri reflects on this significant kaupapa for Māori that it has always supported.

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Paiheretia hauora hub opens

  • Date: 14 Pipiri 2022

The new Paiheretia hauora hub will change the lives of those in the Corrections system and their whānau, says Choyce Maere, Principal Advisor Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata.

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Māori Housing: Iwi prototypes underway

  • Date: 14 Pipiri 2022

Over the past year, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga have been working with a number of iwi groups to test, develop, and implement new Māori housing models.

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Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships support leads to success

  • Date: 08 Pipiri 2022

Two kaitono supported through the Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships fund have won big at the annual Human Resources New Zealand (HRNZ) awards in Auckland.

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Knowledge Empowers Utakura 7 Incorporation to Realise Whenua Aspirations

  • Date: 05 Haratua 2022

In the lush ngahere of the Utakura Valley, south of Hokianga, lies around 1639 hectares of whenua Māori, managed by the Utakura 7 Incorporation, established in 1968. The Incorporation Committee of Management is working hard to realise the economic, cultural, and environmental aspirations for the whenua.

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Rangatahi working to practice and inform youth work in Aotearoa

  • Date: 28 Paengawhāwhā 2022

For a group of six rangatahi Māori and Pasifika, 2021 was a year of personal growth, where they trained in their chosen career field and had the opportunity to inform how youth work will be carried out in Aotearoa for generations to come.

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Matakaoa ‘Immunity Community’ Wins New Zealand Community of the Year

  • Date: 12 Paengawhāwhā 2022

The Matakaoa community from the top of Te Tai Rāwhiti have been named this year’s winner of Ngā Pou Whirinaki o te Tau – NZ Community of the Year award.

The award recognises the excellence, innovation and aroha shown by whānau of Matakaoa in facing the dangers of COVID-19.

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Māori housing: Whānau enjoying papakāinga life in Tauranga Moana

  • Date: 11 Paengawhāwhā 2022

On a sloped section surrounded by orchards, overlooking Rangataua Bay in Tauranga, sit nine new whare all part of the Ranginui 12 Trust papakāinga.

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Māori Housing: Large papakāinga underway in Motueka

  • Date: 11 Paengawhāwhā 2022

As dawn broke on Monday morning, karakia rang out around Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka.

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Supporting Māori businesses to thrive

  • Date: 10 Poutūterangi 2022

Based in the sunny Hawke’s Bay, Māori-owned business Kanapu Hempery is thriving. Combining mātauranga Māori and contemporary technology to develop high quality, Aotearoa grown hemp seed products.

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Cadetships: Supporting forestry workers back into the ngahere

  • Date: 28 Huitanguru 2022

Gisborne contractors Gavin and Chrystal Edmonds are helping forestry workers not only recover from drug addictions, but they're also supporting them back into work.

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Kura Kaupapa Māori keeping their West Auckland community safe

  • Date: 23 Huitanguru 2022

Kaimahi from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae have been putting in the hard yards to protect their community against COVID-19.

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Supporting more Māori into quality mahi

  • Date: 21 Huitanguru 2022

Growing the economy and getting more Māori into employment, education and training are at the heart of the Government’s new Māori Employment Action Plan.

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Papakāinga projects underway in Reporoa

  • Date: 14 Huitanguru 2022

The Government is supporting a new papakāinga development in the rural community of Reporoa.

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$15.7 million allocated in latest Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund tranche

  • Date: 11 Huitanguru 2022

A further 12 proposals totalling $15.7 million have been approved by Ministers through the Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund (MCCF) to build resilience and continue to support vaccination uptake.

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Progressive Home Ownership helps Taranaki whānau buy first home

  • Date: 31 Kohitātea 2022

Last year, Vicki and Dean Wall bought their first home in Ōpunake, a whare they had been renting for the past 13 years.

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Ngā Ara Whakatupuranga | Strengthening Māori leadership in the public service

  • Date: 20 Kohitātea 2022

Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Ope Kātua (NZDF) have joined forces for a second year to tautoko their service personnel as they shed the uniform for civilian life.

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