Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite reflects on 2015.
Whakamaua kia tina!
In this edition of Mai i te Toihautū, Michelle Hippolite introduces our four outcome areas – Whakapapa (Identity), Oranga (Wellbeing), Whairawa (Prosperity), and Whanaungatanga (Relationships).
Māori succeeding as Māori - Always
Forty-three years ago the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament.
The petition was presented by Ngā Tamatoa, and supported the teaching of Māori language and culture in schools. The petition was among the first of many turning-points for the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori; embedding it as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s official languages, and into our sense of nationhood and identity.
Whiriwhiria ngā taonga tuku iho, e arahina koe i tō mahi
In its 40th year since the first Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, rangatahi Māori, rangatahi Pākehā stood as leaders and advocates of te reo Māori.
Matariki – Huarahi ki te oranga tangata
This edition of Kōkiritia comes to you under the auspice of Matariki - the whānau marama that signals the start of a New Year.
Tē tōia, tē haumatia
As many of you are aware Whānau Ora is high profile mahi of Te Puni Kōkiri, and two reports in the space of a week has put this innovative approach to providing social services to whānau and families in the spotlight.
Mai i te Toihautū
This Anzac Day, New Zealanders both here at home and overseas will honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought, and we will also tell the stories of the great majority of people who remained at home. This year, we will continue to mark the First World War centenary, reflecting on how WWI affected our nation and our sense of identity.
Te Matatini: secure, confident and expert in our own language and culture.
He Ngakau Aroha – ‘A Loving Heart’ was the theme of this auspicious biennal event – Te Matatini held recently in Te Waipounamu. The theme was to acknowledge the manaaki and whanaungatanga expressed to Christchurch following the earthquakes.
Mai i te Toihautū
Kua waipuke te riu o Waiapu i ngā roimata o Ngāti Porou, o te ao Māori, o Aotearoa ki te rangatira rongonui ki a Tākuta Apirana Mahuika. E Api, takoto mai i te poho o tō whānau, o tō hapū, o tō iwi, takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā. Ā, ko te wairua aroha, ko te wairua kaha i whakatō ki roto i tō whānau, i tō hapū, i tō iwi i tēnei wā taimaha.
This edition of Kōkiritia follows the 175th anniversary of signing Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This milestone represents an opportunity for us all to reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and consider our aspirations for Aotearoa New Zealand as we look ahead to the future.
Mai i te Toihautu
Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite talks about the key events ahead this year.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā maunga whakahī, tēnā koutou katoa
Ngā mihi nunui o te tau 2015.