Te Whakawhanake i ngā Rangatahi hei Kaiārahi

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.

Pae Aronui

Improving education, training and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori aged 15-24 years that are NEET and/or at risk of becoming NEET.


Taiohi Ararau

Taiohi Ararau - Passport to Life supports young Māori on their pathway to training and employment by helping them get essential documents.



The Cadetships programme supports employers to develop, mentor, train and grow full-time permanent Māori staff.


Rangatahi Suicide Prevention

Māori suicide rates are high in Aotearoa. To reduce Māori suicide Te Puni Kōkiri partners with other agencies, expert groups and community organisations.


Ngā Kaupapa me ngā Pānui

Kua rārangi mai ngā kaupapa me ngā pānui ki raro iho nei.

  • Jus Action 2019 Conference

    • Date: 01 October 2019 to 02 October 2019

    Just Action 2019, The Salvation Army’s social justice conference will be taking place next Tue 1 to Wed 2 Oct in Wellington

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: The Salvation Army Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit
  • Legacy Clarke (left) and Kortez Gomez (right) with Nana Joann Clarke (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Rauhato).

    Skills learned from Pae Aronui course saves participants' nana

    • Date: 26 September 2019

    Two rangatahi are extremely grateful to the tutors at Vertical Horizonz for the first aid and CPR skills that aided them to save their Nana’s life during a heart attack.

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  • Investing in our future business leaders and entrepreneurs

    • Date: 20 September 2019

    Supported by Te Puni Kōkiri and run by Young Enterprise Trust, the Rangatahi Business Challenge is a fun and interactive 3-day introduction to business and enterprise for year 9-11 tauira.

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  • Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere

    • Date: 05 September 2019
    • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    A free children's theatre production performed entirely in te reo Māori.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Taki Rua

    • Date: 05 September 2019
    • Time: 0900 – 1500

    Raranga Tahi is a fun filled day that calls upon the youth of Aotearoa to innovate ways on how to drive Māori language revitalisation in to the future.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori

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