Te Puni Kōkiri works for Māori economic wealth to thrive through high performing people, assets and enterprises.

A thriving Māori economy will result in benefits for the wider New Zealand economy, including greater employment opportunities, higher incomes, and an expanded tax base.

Our work includes ways to unlock the potential of Māori assets and build economies of scale in primary production.

Māori land is administered under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and Te Puni Kōkiri works on ways to maximise the use of land under that system.

A report He kai kei aku ringa – The Crown-Māori Economic Growth Partnership (November 2012) outlined a vision for Māori Economic Development including six goals to achieve that vision. Te Puni Kōkiri works with Māori and other government agencies to implement that vision.

He kai kei aku ringa literally means to provide the food you need with your own hands. This sentiment guides our approach to support Māori develop and grow their resources.

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Pae Aronui: A new initiative that supports rangatahi to thrive

    • Date: 20 December 2018

    “We are seeking innovative approaches to enhance learning and earning outcomes for rangatahi Māori aged 15-24 through a new initiative, Pae Aronui,” Te Puni Kōkiri spokesperson Nicky Birch announced today.

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  • Maihi Karauna sets Crown direction for language revitalisation

    • Date: 02 August 2018

    All New Zealanders are invited to give feedback on the Maihi Karauna - the Crown's draft strategy for Māori language revitalisation 2018 – 2023.

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  • 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Competition Finalists

    • Date: 29 July 2018

    2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award Competition Finalists. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.

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  • 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Dinner

    • Date: 29 July 2018

    Video coverage from the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award dinner.

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  • Harepaora Ngaheu winner of the 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award

    • Date: 29 July 2018

    The 2018 winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is twenty six-year-old Harepaora Ngaheu from Te Teko in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.

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