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Te Puni Kōkiri was established under the Māori Development Act 1991 to promote “increases in the levels of achievement attained by Māori” in a number of key sectors.

Te Puni Kōkiri was established under the Māori Development Act 1991 with responsibilities to:

  • Promote increases in the levels of achievement attained by Māori in education, training and employment, health, and economic resource development.
  • Monitor, and liaise with, each department and agency that provides or has a responsibility to provide services to or for Māori for the purpose of ensuring the adequacy of those services.

Te Puni Kōkiri has a broad reach despite being a relatively small ministry. We have over 350 staff across our Wellington head office and 17 offices over six regions.

Learn more about our role and focus.

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