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  • Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies to be announced next year

    • Date: 19 December 2013

    Minister of Whānau Ora Tariana Turia said today that a decision on the commissioning agencies for Whānau Ora will be announced in the new year. Earlier this year the Minister announced the new model for the future delivery of Whānau Ora which will see the establishment of three Non-Government Organisation (NGOs) commissioning agencies, one based in the North Island, one in the South Island and a Pacific focused agency.

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  • Notification of Draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlements Negotiations: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust

    • Date: 18 December 2013

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust (the Rūnanga) is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki in direct negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims .

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  • Change of Governance Proposed in Māori Language Strategy

    • Date: 16 December 2013

    The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, has released today the proposed new Māori Language Strategy for consultation with Māori language stakeholders.

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  • The Hāwea - Wānaka Substitute Block – South Island Landless Natives Act 1906

    • Date: 08 November 2013

    The Hāwea-Wānaka Substitute Block (the “Block”) is a South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) block. Under the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement and the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the Block is to be returned to its beneficial owners. There are 1,019 identified beneficial owners. To check if you are an owner or a descendant of an owner of the Hāwea-Wānaka substitute block, please view the list of owners for the block, below.

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  • Working together to get the best for Waikato-Tainui children

    • Date: 01 November 2013

    Young children getting a strong start in education are at the heart of Government agencies and iwi working together in the Waikato.

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  • Notification of Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlement Negotiations: Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri

    • Date: 25 October 2013

    In October 2013, the Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust submitted a mandate strategy to the Crown proposing a mandate process to gain a Crown-recognised mandate to represent Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri in negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Te Puni Kōkiri now invites submissions on the submitted mandate strategy.

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  • Advertisement for Temporary Judge of the Māori Land Court

    • Date: 16 October 2013

    The Minister of Māori Affairs invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for the position of temporary judge of the Māori Land Court. This position is to be based in Te Taitokerau. Temporary judges may be appointed for a period of up to two years.

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  • Notification of Mandate for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations: Ngaitai ki Tōrere

    • Date: 07 October 2013

    The Crown invites submissions, views or inquiries about Ngaitai Iwi Authority (NIA) Deed of Mandate. Submissions must reach Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) by no later than 5pm Monday 28 October 2013.

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  • RFP opens for Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative

    • Date: 26 September 2013

    Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia have announced that proposals are being sought for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative.

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  • The Ahuwhenua Trophy Regional Hui

    • Date: 17 September 2013

    Two Ahuwhenua Trophy regional hui this week: tomorrow in Whakatane, and on Thursday in Hawera.

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  • NOTICE TO RESPONDENTS: RFP Closing Date Extended – Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies for the North Island, South Island and Pacific Families

    • Date: 04 September 2013

    Notice to Respondents – RFP Closing Date Extended

    GETS REFERENCE 39996:
    Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies
    for the North Island and South Island

    GETS REFERENCE 39997:
    Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency
    for Pacific Families

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  • Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

    • Date: 30 August 2013

    The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and promote nation and community building. The fund aims to encourage a wider mix of communities to take part in Waitangi Day events.

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  • Request For Proposals (RFP) – Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies

    • Date: 23 August 2013

    Te Puni Kōkiri today (Friday 23 August 2013) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for three Whānau Ora commissioning agencies on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) website.

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  • Government consults on Māori Community Development Act 1962

    • Date: 20 August 2013

    The first comprehensive public consultation on the Māori Community Development Act since it was passed more than 50 years ago will take place throughout September, Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today.

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  • Market Sounding Brief - 25 Hōngongoi / July 2013

    • Date: 26 July 2013

    The Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia, announced the model for the future delivery of Whānau Ora on 16 July 2013. A key component of this model is the establishment of three non-government organisation (NGO) commissioning agencies with a North Island, South Island and Pacific focus.

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  • Pānui: Te Puni Kōkiri Tari Matua Closed on Rāhina 22 Hōngongoi 2013

    • Date: 22 July 2013

    Following the swarm of earthquakes centred in the Cook Strait yesterday, which included a 6.5 magnitude quake, Te Puni Kōkiri House at 143 Lambton Quay is closed on Rāhina, 22 Hōngongoi 2013. Staff that would’ve been working from this Office were advised to work from home.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri is ready to lead Whānau Ora changes

    • Date: 16 July 2013

    Te Puni Kōkiri is well-positioned to lead the development of the next stage of implementation for Whānau Ora, says Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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  • Future focus for Whānau Ora

    • Date: 16 July 2013

    Significant changes to the future scope and direction of Whānau Ora include a non-government organisation (NGO) ‘commissioning for results’ model. Professor Sir Mason Durie – chair of the Whānau Ora Governance Group – says an initial focus on building capability to provide whānau–centred services is progressing well and the focus will now shift to building whānau and family capability to self-manage.

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  • Tuhoronuku Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 05 July 2013

    Feedback Opportunity: Tūhoronuku Deed of Mandate

    Tūhoronuku seeks recognition from the Crown of its mandate to enter into direct negotiations for the comprehensive and final settlement of all Ngāpuhi historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi claims with the Crown. The proposed settlement will require negotiation and ratification by Ngāpuhi before a Deed of Settlement is signed with the Crown.

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  • It’s OK to Help’ campaign wins 2013 Public Sector Excellence Awards

    • Date: 04 July 2013

    The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) communications campaign, ‘It’s OK to Help’ has won the Prime Minister's Award at the IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards.

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  • Tukutuku to showcase Māori to the World

    • Date: 01 July 2013

    Tukutuku gracing the walls of the United Nations in New York will provide an invaluable opportunity for Māori Arts and Culture to be promoted globally, Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite said today.

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  • Notification of Mandate for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations: Muaūpoko

    • Date: 07 June 2013

    Te Puni Kōkiri invites submissions, views or inquiries about the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (“MTA”) Deed of Mandate.

    The submission period will open on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 and submissions must reach Te Puni Kōkiri by no later than 5pm Wednesday, 26 June 2013.

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  • Ngāti Rangitihi Feedback Opportunity: Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust Deed of Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 29 May 2013

    Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust is an entity established to seek a mandate from the Ngāti Rangitihi people to represent them in negotiations with the Crown for reaching a settlement of all Ngāti Rangitihi historical Treaty grievances.

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  • Waka Māori – taking Māori culture to the world

    • Date: 06 May 2013

    Māori Affairs Minister, Dr. Pita Sharples has welcomed news that Waka Māori will be used in San Francisco during the America’s Cup, and says that the pavilion will show our Māori culture to the world.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri mourns the passing of Hon Parekura Horomia

    • Date: 30 April 2013

    Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite added the voice of Te Puni Kōkiri to the many tributes to Hon Parekura Horomia today. ”We are gathering to remember the former Minister of Māori of Affairs, rangatira, friend and whanaunga.”

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  • Media Release: Kuaka/ 斑尾塍鹬/Godwit: Incredible bird embodies ancient bonds

    • Date: 26 April 2013

    A tiny, unassuming bird that flies non-stop from New Zealand to northern China is one of many ancient bonds to be celebrated at this weekend's inaugural Taniwha & Dragon Festival at Auckland's Ōrākei Marae.

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  • Expat Māori population untapped potential

    • Date: 07 March 2013

     “Understanding the profile of our international Māori population is an important component to realising the potential of the Māori economy,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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  • Selection process for the Youth Press Gallery is now open – Be Heard!

    • Date: 06 March 2013

    The seventh Youth Parliament will be held in the Parliamentary Buildings on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July 2013. 

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  • Youth Parliament Selection Process is Open – Be Heard!

    • Date: 06 March 2013

    Find out about New Zealand’s democracy and influence public decision-making by becoming a Youth Member of Parliament (MP).

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  • Be part of the... Constitution Conversation

    • Date: 27 February 2013

    The Constitutional Advisory Panel launched resource-rich website www.ourconstitution.org.nz to encourage all New Zealanders to be part of the Constitution Conversation.

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  • Iconic Māori Artist Tribute from Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive

    • Date: 25 February 2013

    Michelle Hippolite, Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, pays tribute to Ralph Hotere ONZ - one of this country’s most revered artists.

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  • Taniwha & Dragon Festival

    • Date: 20 February 2013

    A cultural celebration of the bonds between Māori and Chinese peoples - our shared past, present and future.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri realising Māori potential by growing Māori Assets

    • Date: 19 February 2013

    Inspirational role models share their motivational success stories in online video interviews aimed at encouraging Māori to pursue higher levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation.

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  • Opportunity to connect at America’s Cup 2013

    • Date: 18 February 2013

    Te Puni Kōkiri is part of the government’s ‘NZ Inc collective’ working to develop a business leverage and showcase programme at the America’s Cup 2013 in San Francisco (July – September).

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