Feature stories, media statements, speeches and more.
Government target increased to keep powering up the Māori economy
A government target for relevant government procurement contracts for goods and services to be awarded to Māori businesses annually will increase to 8%, after the initial 5% target was exceeded.
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 designed 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.
He Tiro Whānui e pā ana ki te Tiaki Taiao 2019: 2019 Kaitiaki Survey Report
The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) have released a report describing the 2019 Kaitiaki survey’s findings.
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.
Te Puni Kōkiri intern Phoebe Turner focussed on improving the public sector for Māori
He uri ahau nō Ngāti Porou, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Kahungunu.
Ko Ngāti Porou, Ngāi te Rangi raua ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa ōku iwi.
Ko Ngāti Ranginui me Kāahu ōku hapu.
No Tikitiki, Tauranga Moana me Wairoa ahau, engari e noho ana au ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
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.
Kaimahi on stage, in front and behind the scenes #4
I knew in my heart that my dream of performing at te Matatini will one day come true - Jamal McGruer, Tauranga Advisor Waikato-Waiariki, Regional Partnerships and Operations
The impacts of recent adverse weather events
Our thoughts are with those who have passed away, and all whānau, hapū, and iwi impacted by the flooding in Tāmaki Makaurau and Cyclone Gabrielle.
The aroha of the people of Aotearoa is evident with an outpouring of koha, support, resources and assistance to help those impacted navigate the devastation and destruction it has caused.
Kaimahi on stage, in front and behind the scenes #3
Performing from a young age - Tipene James, Rotorua Advisor Waikato-Waiariki, Regional Partnerships and Operations
Cyclone Gabrielle impacts continue
A National State of Emergency remains in place to assist with the response to Cyclone Gabrielle in the affected regions of Te Tai Tokerau, Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay and the Tararua District.
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.
Te Matatini - Kaimahi on stage, in front and behind the scenes
Te Puni Kōkiri has been a proud supporter of Te Matatini for 50 years. A number of our kaimahi are involved in Te Matatini in other ways - as performers, commentators or organisers.
National State of Emergency
A National State of Emergency has been declared to assist in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle. It applies to the six regions that have already declared a local State of Emergency – Te Tai Tokerau, Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Hawke’s Bay.
Find out more here.
Kia haumaru te haere – keep safe!
Recognising indigenous people’s essential role in Global Biodiversity Framework
Aotearoa New Zealand joined nearly 200 parties at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP-15 meeting in Canada at the end of 2022 to adopt the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).
Make a plan – be prepared
Kia haumaru te haere – keep safe!
Many whānau Māori have been adversely impacted by the recent extreme weather events. The state of emergency has been extended in the Auckland and Thames-Coromandel regions, with others also affected.
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.