Our story

Te Puni Kōkiri is government’s principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development. In this section you can learn about our refreshed strategic framework, our history and the legislation we administer.

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The vision, purpose, role and values of Te Puni Kōkiri

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Te Puni Kōkiri was established in 1992, but our whakapapa began at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

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Te Puni Kōkiri administers 68 Acts (primary legislation) and 27 pieces of secondary legislation.

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