Our young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to supporting rangatahi Māori to reach their full potential.
Investing in our future leaders
We are teaming up with whānau, community leaders, providers, other government agencies community leaders and employers all over the country to assist our young people on a pathway to further education, training and employment.
Check out the links below to learn more about the mahi we do with rangatahi throughout Aotearoa.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Driving future diversity behind the silver screen
A decade ago, she was a breakout child actor from the hit movie ‘Boy’. Now Rickylee Russell-Waipuka is all grown up and making a name for herself behind the camera with support from Te Puni Kōkiri.
Ancient innovation sets path for Māori business growth
“We're navigating the world of software and tech, as our ancestors navigated Te Moana Nui a Kiwa,” says Jesse Armstrong, Chief Executive of Wellington-based tech company, VAKA.
Harnessing the power of community for small Māori businesses
“As a small business it’s cool knowing we can help Māori grow in the digital tech industry,” says the founder of a Wellington digital design agency. “The Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetship is a massive opportunity. It means so much to us all.”
Wāhine Māori frame up for business boom
“Expanding our business means we can hit our goals to help our people in prisons - youth and rangatahi - much sooner,” says Taaniko Nordstrom, co-founder of vintage cultural portraiture photography business, Soldiers Rd Portraits.
New whenua development calls people home
On a brilliant sky-blue day, whānau gathered on their ancestral land near Te Araroa on the East Cape to plant more than 1300 lime trees.