Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Te Puni Kōkiri works for Māori to be secure, confident and expert in their own language and culture.

Culture encompasses a wide range of things, from traditional and contemporary arts to cultural practices such as the gathering of kai moana. People’s affiliations to iwi, hapū, whānau and marae are important threads in the fabric of Māori culture.

Te reo Māori remains a crucial cultural asset for Māori and is protected under the Treaty of Waitangi. Te Puni Kōkiri has a lead role in the government’s efforts to support the revitalisation of the Māori language.

We support Māori to protect, sustain and grow their reo, taonga, mātauranga and tikanga. We want more people speaking Māori and for whānau, hapū and iwi to identify and pursue their cultural development priorities.

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Rewarewa D investigates options for their whenua

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is supporting another land initiative with Te Puni Kōkiri in Te Taitokerau having just signed an agreement with Rewarewa D. The significance of the event and the signing was not lost on either rōpū.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is a $12.8 million four year fund.

    We are in our second year and so far nearly $4.5 million has been allocated to 40 projects across the motu. In the latest funding round over 50 applications were received. 

    Funded projects to date cover apiculture, forestry, energy, horticulture, agriculture, tourism, and funding feasibility studies to explore and identify development options.

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  • Māori Land Service

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    To date more than 1,000 Māori land owners, including large incorporations and trusts, have taken part in consultation on the Māori Land Service.  To read more about each hui and Māori land owners’ views, click here.

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  • Irava and Makea Upu (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu)

    Siblings to attend 2017 Olympics of performing arts in Hollywood

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    Irava and Makea Upu are gearing up to perform at the World Championships of Performing Arts in June this year after being selected by the New Zealand audition panel. Scholarships worth a total of $130,000 (US) are awarded at the prestigious event which boasts colourful opening and closing ceremonies similar to the Olympics.

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  • Māori-English Bilingual Signage: A guide for best practice

    This guide is part of the Government’s strategy to help revitalise our taonga, te reo Māori. It includes background information on how and why the guide was developed as well as a quick reference overview and tips to help an organisation develop a Bilingual Signage Action Plan.

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