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  • Induction of New Māori Wardens for Te Aroha

    • Date: 19 May 2019

    A group of locals willing to support this vision met at the Te Aroha RSA to start the process of being inducted as Māori Wardens.

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  • Rangatahi reo initiatives announced today

    • Date: 16 May 2019

    Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Māngai Pāho and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to launch a series of rangatahi-focused reo initiatives.

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  • Historic abuse in state care - Government sets out how it’ll respond to inquiry

    • Date: 08 May 2019

    The Government has agreed on a set of principles to guide how government agencies and the Crown responds to the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions.

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  • Nancy Tuaine appointed Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru

    • Date: 07 May 2019

    Iwi from Te Tai Hauāuru welcomed Nancy Tuaine as the new Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Puni Kōkiri at Whangaehu Marae, near Whanganui today.

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  • WhenuaViz upgrade an important first step

    • Date: 03 May 2019

    The launch of the upgraded WhenuaViz website marks an important milestone in the rollout of the new Whenua Māori Programme. The Whenua Māori Programme, co-led by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Justice, aims to stimulate new opportunities for whānau to realise their aspirations for Māori freehold land.

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  • Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

    • Date: 18 April 2019

    A cheaper power bill and a sweet-smelling bathroom were the immediate positive impacts for the Goldsmith whānau after completing their housing repairs.

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  • Caption: Rhianne Tarau pictured in a Mana College science classroom, April 2019. Photo by Adrian Heke.

    A kōtuku amongst the stars

    • Date: 12 April 2019

    Rhianne Tarau is a step closer to achieving her dream of being the first wahine Māori astronaut after being accepted on to the NASA-based US Space Camp.

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  • Māori Wardens photographed at Waitangi 2019 from left to right – Louise Dovey (North Shore MW), Mary-Anne Vogt (Hikurangi MW), Paea Haurahi (North Shore MW), Haki Wihongi (North Kaipara MW), Peggy Hughes (North Shore MW).

    Māori Wardens are here to help our people on the right path to a better life

    • Date: 01 April 2019

    Joining the Māori Wardens in 1984 was a key step towards Haki becoming the kind of leader he thought his people needed.

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  • Successful visit to Chile concludes

    • Date: 27 March 2019

    This was the Minister’s first official mission to Chile following an invitation to be the keynote speaker at an indigenous women’s workshop in Santiago, where she spoke about Māori economic and social development and the leadership role that wahine Māori have played in addressing indigenous rights and interests in Aotearoa.

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  • 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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  • Feedback welcomed on final mandate strategy for remaining Waikato-Tainui claims

    • Date: 20 March 2019

    The Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Negotiator released a final mandate strategy on 19 March 2019. Te Arawhiti are welcoming feedback now. 

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  • Rangatahi plays new virtual reality game Puni Reo Pāhekoheko - ASB Polyfest 2019.

    Virtual reality game developed to activate te reo Māori in sports

    • Date: 14 March 2019

    Puni Reo Pāhekoheko is a Māori language virtual reality game aimed at encouraging the use of te reo Māori in sports.

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  • Tikanga Māori at the heart of Te Tau Ihu fires response

    • Date: 07 March 2019

    Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta travelled to Nelson last Tuesday to meet with Te Tau Ihu iwi leaders, first responders, local council representatives and whānau involved in the Nelson/Tasman Fires.

    “I’m blessed that the team in Te Puni Kōkiri and the regional footprint have deep relationships into our communities and it has long been a ministry that has moved to the aspirations of the people and we want more of that to happen," Minister Mahuta said.

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  • Crown launches commitment to te reo Māori

    • Date: 21 February 2019

    Minister Mahuta attended Te Matatini with the Prime Minister today to launch the finalised Maihi Karauna strategy. This strategy is the Crown's commitment to revitalising te reo Māori. It will work with the Maihi Māori to help make te reo Māori accessible everywhere, every way, for everyone, everyday. 


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  • Providing a Māori perspective on wellbeing

    • Date: 12 February 2019


    Te 12 o Hui-tanguru 2019 | 12 February 2019

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  • Nelson Fire Information Page

    • Date: 11 February 2019

    If whānau are seeking more information or updates on the current Nelson Fire please use the links below or call the number provided.

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  • Waikato-Tainui remaining claims

    • Date: 05 February 2019

    The Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Negotiator released a draft mandate strategy on 1 February 2019.

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  • Investment to deliver better connected marae and communities in the regions

    • Date: 04 February 2019

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today that the Government will invest $21 million to ensure even more New Zealanders in the regions can access modern and reliable digital services in their community. 

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  • Horouta Waka Hoe Club Water Babies-Midget Women at the NZ National Waka Ama Sprints. Photo credit: Mrs Walker.

    Waka ama programme promoting wellbeing for Tairāwhiti rangatahi and whānau

    • Date: 29 January 2019

    The six-week wellbeing programme provided 18 waka ama teams and their supporting whānau with nutrition, training, and wānanga activities that promoted healthy living, eco-living and cultural connectedness.

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