Te Whakawhanake i ngā Rangatahi hei Kaiārahi

Our young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to supporting rangatahi Māori to reach their full potential.

Investing in our future leaders

We are teaming up with whānau, community leaders, providers, other government agencies community leaders and employers all over the country to assist our young people on a pathway to further education, training and employment.

Check out the links below to learn more about the mahi we do with rangatahi throughout Aotearoa.

Pae Aronui

Improving education, training and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori aged 15-24 years that are NEET and/or at risk of becoming NEET.

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Taiohi Ararau

Taiohi Ararau - Passport to Life supports young Māori on their pathway to training and employment by helping them get essential documents.

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Cadetships

The Cadetships programme supports employers to develop, mentor, train and grow full-time permanent Māori staff.

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Rangatahi Suicide Prevention

Māori suicide rates are high in Aotearoa. To reduce Māori suicide Te Puni Kōkiri partners with other agencies, expert groups and community organisations.

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Ngā Kaupapa me ngā Pānui

Kua rārangi mai ngā kaupapa me ngā pānui ki raro iho nei.

  • Ancient innovation sets path for Māori business growth

    • Date: 03 November 2020

    “We're navigating the world of software and tech, as our ancestors navigated Te Moana Nui a Kiwa,” says Jesse Armstrong, Chief Executive of Wellington-based tech company, VAKA. 

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  • Harnessing the power of community for small Māori businesses

    • Date: 03 November 2020

    “As a small business it’s cool knowing we can help Māori grow in the digital tech industry,” says the founder of a Wellington digital design agency. “The Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetship is a massive opportunity. It means so much to us all.”

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  • Wāhine Māori frame up for business boom

    • Date: 03 November 2020

    “Expanding our business means we can hit our goals to help our people in prisons - youth and rangatahi - much sooner,” says Taaniko Nordstrom, co-founder of vintage cultural portraiture photography business, Soldiers Rd Portraits.

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  • New whenua development calls people home

    • Date: 01 October 2020

    On a brilliant sky-blue day, whānau gathered on their ancestral land near Te Araroa on the East Cape to plant more than 1300 lime trees.

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  • Opening new doors for Māori storytellers through Cadetships

    • Date: 16 September 2020

    When Taika Waititi took home an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards, indigenous storytellers came under the global spotlight. The owner of a Māori creative agency wants to sustain that focus, by supporting other 'creative natives' to tell their stories to the world. He has found a way to do that through the Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships programme.

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