News and Updates

  • Empowering taitamariki to make informed decisions about vaccine

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    Māori-led youth organisation, Mā Te Huruhuru Charitable Trust has been empowering and educating rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau to make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Ngā Tini Whetū: Lessons Learnt

    • Date: 20 August 2021

    Ngā Tini Whetū is an innovative prototype using the Whānau Ora commissioning model to decentralise early support. AIKO, the evaluation provider, has worked with the four partners to develop an evaluation plan. The first step is the Lessons Learnt report.

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  • Embedding Whānau Ora

    • Date: 09 August 2021

    Whānau ora continues to grow, as Te Puni Kōkiri works alongside other government agencies to invest in the kaupapa.

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  • Paiheretia Launched in Te Tai Tokerau

    • Date: 23 July 2021

    Tāne from Northland Regional Corrections Facility (NRCF) welcomed manuhiri and challenged officials in Te Tai Tokerau at the Māori Pathways programme announcement.

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  • Government supports Bros for Change

    • Date: 04 March 2021

    Dozens of rangatahi will build positive futures thanks to a major government contract awarded to the Bros for Change charitable trust, which is supported by Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

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  • Turuki Whānau Ora provider leads vaccine roll out

    • Date: 26 February 2021

    Staff at South Auckland Māori health provider Turuki Health Care were the first in Aotearoa to receive and administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Te Rā o te Raukura

    • Date: 01 February 2020
    • Time: 0900 – 1700

    Te Rā o Te Raukura 2020 is an amazing whānau event being held on Saturday 1 February 2020 at Te Whiti Park.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Atiawa Toa FM
  • Pathways to Resilience

    • Date: 17 October 2019 to 18 October 2019

    A conference on exploring how whānau and families can be assisted to sustainable resilience.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Friendship House Trust
  • The Safer Credit and Financial Inclusion Strategy launched to address problem debt

    • Date: 02 October 2019

    Whānau on low-incomes often have no choice but to take out high-interest loans that are unaffordable and unsustainable, just to meet their everyday needs – which often creates debt and hardship.

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  • From homelessness to hope

    • Date: 12 September 2019

    From people living rough on the streets, to people who walk our corridors of power – on a bright winter’s day in Ōtautahi, they came together to listen, learn and take action against homelessness.

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  • Stitching whakapapa together through quilt-making in Otautahi

    • Date: 15 August 2019

    Whakapapa and quilt making is being combined to help transform and heal whānau.

    Recently Te Puni Kōkiri supported Ngāti Porou artist Ron Te Kawa to run a whakapapa quilt workshop in Ōtautahi over two long and and very creative weekends at the Stitch-o-Mat Centre in New Brighton.

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  • Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.

     

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  • $80 million to expand the Whānau Ora approach

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to increase support for whānau to achieve their aspirations and lift overall wellbeing. This will be done through funding the expansion of the Whānau Ora commissioning for outcomes approach to reach more whānau. It will include an increase in the navigator workforce, targeted tamariki support, and support to build financial capability.

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  • Exploring how a whānau-centred approach can improve Māori and Pasifika wellbeing

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative will enable exploration into how a whānau-centred approach can be used to raise health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, including how to reduce avoidable hospitalisation rates, and to develop an investment proposal to test such an approach.

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  • Strategic Communications Wānanga for Iwi and Māori

    • Date: 16 April 2019 to 17 April 2019

    Two-day wānanga to help Iwi and Māori organisations build their strategic communications skills. Presented by Māori communications / media experts Iulia Leilua and Marisa Balle with Gideon Porter from Āmua.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Brown Pages Ltd and Hono PR
  • 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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  • TE RITO FOUNDATION Consultative Community Hui

    • Date: 17 November 2018
    • Time: 10am – 1:30pm

    Consultative Community Research Hui for Families of Oranga Tamariki: Addressing Domestic Violence for Safer Better Whanau

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Rito Foundation
  • National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018

    • Date: 03 July 2018 to 06 July 2018
    • Time: 9.00am – 8.00pm

    He Pouwhenua, He Puapua! This biennial event exemplifies excellence in Māori Performing Arts from the rangatahi of Aotearoa.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Manawatū Horowhenua Māori Teachers Incorporated
  • Te Tau Ihu Kapa Haka Regional Competition 2018

    • Date: 30 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 16 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Ngāti Koata Matariki Celebrations

    • Date: 15 June 2018 to 16 June 2018

    Come along to our pā harakeke clean up/harvest, morning urupā visit, afternoon swimming, and night market

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngāti Koata Trust
  • Nga Tangata Atawhai Indigenous Healing Summit

    • Date: 01 June 2018 to 03 June 2018
    • Time: 4pm – 5pm

    Healing and Education Summit

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Nga Tangata Atawhai O Aotearoa
  • Te Tairāwhiti Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

    This year Te Tairawhiti under the mantle of ‘Tamararo’ host the 65th annual kapa haka competitions at the Gisborne Houhoupiko Showgrounds from 26 - 27 May.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc
  • Waitaha Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On April 14, kapa haka roopū from all around the Waitaha takiwā (Te Waipounamu) will perform at the Horncastle Arena, Ōtautahi.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council
  • Tainui Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 14 April 2018

    On the 14th of April, kapa haka groups from all around the Tainui Rohe will gather at Claudelands Arena for the Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Regional Competition.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tainui Waka Cultural Trust

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