• Stitching whakapapa together through quilt-making in Otautahi

    • Date: 15 August 2019

    Whakapapa and quilt making is being combined to help transform and heal whānau.

    Recently Te Puni Kōkiri supported Ngāti Porou artist Ron Te Kawa to run a whakapapa quilt workshop in Ōtautahi over two long and and very creative weekends at the Stitch-o-Mat Centre in New Brighton.

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  • Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.

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  • Paiheretia te Muka Tangata - improving outcomes for Māori in Corrections

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to use the Whānau Ora approach to support Māori aged under 30 in the New Zealand corrections system. It aims to build and maintain strong relationships between the individual and their whanau and provide support to lower reconviction rates and the Māori prison population.

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  • $80 million to expand the Whānau Ora approach

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to increase support for whānau to achieve their aspirations and lift overall wellbeing. This will be done through funding the expansion of the Whānau Ora commissioning for outcomes approach to reach more whānau. It will include an increase in the navigator workforce, targeted tamariki support, and support to build financial capability.

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  • Exploring how a whānau-centred approach can improve Māori and Pasifika wellbeing

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative will enable exploration into how a whānau-centred approach can be used to raise health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, including how to reduce avoidable hospitalisation rates, and to develop an investment proposal to test such an approach.

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  • Strategic Communications Wānanga for Iwi and Māori

    • Date: 16 April 2019 to 17 April 2019

    Two-day wānanga to help Iwi and Māori organisations build their strategic communications skills. Presented by Māori communications / media experts Iulia Leilua and Marisa Balle with Gideon Porter from Āmua.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Brown Pages Ltd and Hono PR
  • Whānau Development Summit 2019

    • Date: 22 March 2019

    Te Puni Kōkiri will be hosting the Whānau Development Summit at Te Papa in Wellington on the 25th of March 2019.

    The Whānau Development Summit is a forum that Te Puni Kōkiri has created to promote whānau development investment and whānau centred policy across the public and philanthropic sectors.  In this respect it is sponsored jointly by the Minister of Māori Development and the Minister of Whānau Ora.

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  • TE RITO FOUNDATION Consultative Community Hui

    • Date: 17 November 2018
    • Time: 10am – 1:30pm

    Consultative Community Research Hui for Families of Oranga Tamariki: Addressing Domestic Violence for Safer Better Whanau

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Rito Foundation
  • National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018

    • Date: 03 July 2018 to 06 July 2018
    • Time: 9.00am – 8.00pm

    He Pouwhenua, He Puapua! This biennial event exemplifies excellence in Māori Performing Arts from the rangatahi of Aotearoa.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Manawatū Horowhenua Māori Teachers Incorporated
  • Te Tau Ihu Kapa Haka Regional Competition 2018

    • Date: 30 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 16 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Ngāti Koata Matariki Celebrations

    • Date: 15 June 2018 to 16 June 2018

    Come along to our pā harakeke clean up/harvest, morning urupā visit, afternoon swimming, and night market

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngāti Koata Trust
  • Nga Tangata Atawhai Indigenous Healing Summit

    • Date: 01 June 2018 to 03 June 2018
    • Time: 4pm – 5pm

    Healing and Education Summit

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Nga Tangata Atawhai O Aotearoa
  • Te Tairāwhiti Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

    This year Te Tairawhiti under the mantle of ‘Tamararo’ host the 65th annual kapa haka competitions at the Gisborne Houhoupiko Showgrounds from 26 - 27 May.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc
  • Waitaha Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On April 14, kapa haka roopū from all around the Waitaha takiwā (Te Waipounamu) will perform at the Horncastle Arena, Ōtautahi.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council
  • Tainui Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On the 14th of April, kapa haka groups from all around the Tainui Rohe will gather at Claudelands Arena for the Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Regional Competition.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tainui Waka Cultural Trust
  • Te Tai Tokerau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 24 March 2018

    The Taitokerau Regional Senior Kapa Haka Competition will be held on March 24 at Kensington Stadium.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Waitangi Cultural Society Committee
  • Rangitāne Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 10 March 2018

    The Rangitāne Regional Senior Kapa Haka Competition will be held on March 10 at the Regent Theatre in Palmerston North.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Rangitāne Māori Cultural Arts Society Inc. (RMCA)
  • Te Whenua Moemoeā Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 09 March 2018 to 10 March 2018

    Te Whenua Moemoeā Kapa Haka Regional Competition will be held on March 9-10 at the Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Australia.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Nga Kapa Taumata Teitei (Maori Performing Arts Australia) Inc
  • Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 02 March 2018 to 03 March 2018

    Download the PDF for the Kapa Haka Regional Competitions for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini - Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Aotea Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 24 February 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competition Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini
  • NGATI POROU INTER MARAE SPORTS FESTIVAL 2018 - PA WARS

    • Date: 03 January 2018

    This 1-day event is a time to celebrate family values and kinship in a fun atmosphere of friendly competition and healthy lifestyle.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
  • Whānau enjoying the Moving the Māori Nation Day

    Easing the pressure at Christmas

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    Having worked with Māori and Pacific communities in Christchurch for more than 21 years, He Waka Tapu knows that Christmas can be an extremely stressful time for whānau.

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  • The Mamas’ tivaevae revival group in Porirua, Wellington keeps culture alive and fosters a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Featured: Feiloaiga Maene, Ngaro Teuruaa and Teaue Robati (left to right). Photo by Adrian Heke.

    Stitching culture and community together

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Every Wednesday around 50 Pacific Island women gather in Porirua to revive and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most vibrant treasures, the creation of tivaevae (quilts). While Whānau Ora supports these women to practice their art form – the true investment is even richer.  

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  • Tā Mason Durie

    Groundbreaking research on Māori urbanisation

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    A leading Māori health specialist Sir Mason Durie is praising what he is calling groundbreaking research into the impacts of urbanisation on Māori.

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