Media statements and speeches

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  • Section 8I Report – More meaningful and transparent says Minister

    • Date: 12 December 2018

    The Section 8I Report is the first opportunity to track the progress our Government is making against the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendations, Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta said today. 

    The Māori Development Minister is required annually to table this report in Parliament. This year it will take on a new format.

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  • Supporting Māori into home ownership

    • Date: 05 December 2018


    Around 30 whānau in the Manawatū region are a step closer to owning their own home,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.


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  • New home ownership trials underway to help whānau

    • Date: 14 November 2018

    More innovative trials to assist low-income whānau to move towards owning their own homes were announced today by Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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  • Marae emergency project winner at international awards

    • Date: 05 November 2018

    A marae emergency project has taken out two awards at this year’s 66th International Association for Emergency Managers (IAEM) Awards in Michigan, USA.

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  • Doors open to new papakāinga in Wairarapa

    • Date: 05 November 2018

    A new papakāinga housing development has opened its doors in Wairarapa for the descendants of Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton.

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  • Mahuru Māori – Te marama o te reo Māori

    • Date: 04 September 2018

    Hei tā te Toihautū o Te Puni Kōkiri, hei tā Michelle Hippolite, kei te koa Te Puni Kōkiri ki te tautoko i te Mahuru Māori, arā, he kaupapa tēnā e akiaki ana i te tangata ki te kōrero i te reo Māori anake i te marama o Mahuru.

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite says the Ministry is proud to support Mahuru Māori – an initiative that challenges people to only speak te reo Māori for the month of September.

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  • Ngāpuhi Runanga & Te Puni Kōkiri Partnership Bears Fruit

    • Date: 20 June 2018

    On Friday 22 June, over 100 fruit trees will be delivered to Ngāpuhi whānau living in the rural mid-north.

    This planting and food supply initiative is part of the Rural Regeneration programme and partnership between the Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and Te Puni Kōkiri to provide practical help and support to vulnerable Ngāpuhi whānau living in the rural areas of the Hokianga, Horeke, Otaua, Waima and Tautoro.

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  • Historic Māori magazines get new lease of life online

    • Date: 11 June 2018

    New Zealanders will soon have more access to historic Māori magazines thanks to a new agreement between the National Library of New Zealand, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Puni Kōkiri.

    "The pages of Te Kaea, Tū Tangata and He Muka are filled with rich content that give us insight into Māori perspectives in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Seeing them all digitised and made available online will give those ideas and perspectives a new lease of life." says Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta. 

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri applauds whānau papakāinga

    • Date: 01 June 2018

    A new papakāinga opening in Hastings today will turn dreams into reality for generations of one whānau says Deputy Chief Executive Regional Partnerships, Di Grennell.

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  • $7 million for Whenua Māori Programme

    • Date: 21 May 2018

    As part of the Government's commitment to fit-for-purpose services for Māori land owners, $7 million has been set aside for the Whenua Māori Programme in Budget 2018.

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  • $15 million for housing repairs and papakāinga

    • Date: 18 May 2018

    As part of the Government’s approach to addressing housing issues in New Zealand, $15 million has been set aside in Budget 18 for Māori housing repair projects and papakāinga.

    “Our strong focus on housing as a Government will reach whānau, hapū, iwi and rōpū – we are targeting homelessness, increasing public housing, improving the quality of rental homes, building affordable homes, and looking for partnership opportunities," says Minister Mahuta. 

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  • Funding will move rangatahi Māori from learning to earning

    • Date: 17 May 2018

    $14 million in Budget ‘18 has been set aside to support outcomes for rangatahi Māori that enhance their education and employment opportunities.

    "We want to help rangatahi Māori overcome the challenges preventing them from fulfilling their potential.  This funding will be focused on identifying the enabling factors that motivate rangatahi towards greater and more meaningful goals for them, and more enduring outcomes overall for their whānau," says Minister Mahuta. 

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  • New papakāinga supports whānau displaced by the Edgecumbe floods

    • Date: 20 April 2018

    “I am proud to able to support this papakāinga project. We are focused on better working with communities, government agencies and local authorities to support the aspirations of iwi and rōpū Māori," says Chief Executive Regional Partnerships, Di Grennell regarding the opening of a new papakāinga for whānau displaced by the Edgecumbe floods. 

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  • Taiohi Ararau | Passport to Life Launched

    • Date: 21 March 2018

    Minister Willie Jackson says it is important we ensure all rangatahi can engage on a pathway to employment, skills development and further opportunities. 

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri pays tribute to wāhine who fought for the vote

    • Date: 07 March 2018

    Te Puni Kōkiri Acting Chief Executive, Di Grennell, says it is important to acknowledge the contribution and influence of Māori women in the suffrage movement.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri commends Council’s te reo Māori commitment

    • Date: 20 February 2018

    “I applaud Wellington City Council on its goal to make the Capital city, a te reo Māori city. Most people in the world, and certainly in the globe’s capital cities, speak at least two languages. We can do it too,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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