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Whānau Resilience To COVID-19 Increased In Kaiaua

Friday, 24 September 2021, 2:27 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

When the second Aotearoa-wide lockdown was announced, the Wharekawa Marae Reservation Trust in Whakatiwai, Kaiaua (near the Coromandel) was able to better respond swiftly to the needs of their whānau and community. Funding the Trust received from the ... More >>

Te Ao Māori Gardening Book For Communities Launched Ahead Of Matariki

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 10:46 am | Te Puni Kokiri

As part of community resilience building, Te Puni Kōkiri has supported the publication of a book for whānau Māori about growing food by Dr Nick Roskruge. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/4e31bd16bfa643fb926f.jpeg" ... More >>

Māori Language Netball Tournament Has A Surge In Numbers

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:35 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Despite the disruption COVID caused in 2020, Puni Reo Poitarawhiti has resumed and has had a surge of entries from schools throughout Auckland. The Māori language centred sporting event will this year bring over 740 students from 74 schools together ... More >>

National Campaign Encourages Māori Uptake Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Sunday, 9 May 2021, 1:03 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

In a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched on Mother’s Day, Ruthie a young mother who contracted the virus while she was hapū (pregnant) encourages whānau to inform themselves about the COVID-19 vaccine. Led by Te Puni Kōkiri, the targeted ... More >>

Te Taiao (nature) Inspires Young Ngāti Toa Hearts And Minds

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 9:50 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Porirua rangatahi are sitting in a class clapping each other’s achievements – one has passed their license, another’s in final year nursing, a 15-year-old’s returning to college and someone else is off to polytech. The room cheers when the ... More >>

Wāhine Māori Businesses Build Digital Footprint To Survive And Thrive

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 10:48 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Māori women in business are getting a helping hand to grow their online presence so they can strengthen their business resilience through the pandemic uncertainty. Te Rōpū Pakihi, the Māori business network for the Kāpiti Coast and Horowhenua ... More >>

Rangatahi Māori Paddle Waka Towards New Career Horizons

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 2:37 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

For two rangatahi who lost their jobs through COVID-19, completing the Te Puni Kōkiri skills and employment programme, Pae Aronui, has given them exciting new career paths. Tonight, at Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton, they will proudly stand with 15 rangatahi ... More >>

New App Aims To Revolutionise Seasonal Work

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:10 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Māori tech business Jobloads pivoted its original business during lockdown and has just developed a digital solution that connects pre-verified workers with horticulture industry jobs. At its helm is Candice Pardy (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou) ... More >>

‘No Whānau Go Hungry’ Mandate Driving New South Island Service

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:42 am | Te Puni Kokiri

A new Māori organisation called Te Pātaka Inc is being established to continue providing kai and firewood to assist whānau experiencing hardship from COVID-19 in Te Tau Ihu (top of the South Island). Originally the eight Te Tau Ihu iwi in Marlborough, ... More >>

Delivering for whānau Māori despite dialysis

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:59 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Helping your people through an emergency takes a combined effort, especially as you come out of the immediate response and into the long-haul of recovery. More >>

Continued vigilance to keep kaumātua safe

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 11:11 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Hamilton’s Rauawawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) will continue their new ‘Covid world’ way of supporting kaumatua until Alert Level 1 because of how vulnerable elderly are to the virus and some are anxious about leaving their bubble ... More >>

Lifeline Provided To Homeless And Struggling Whānau In Lockdown

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10:22 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Homelessness, affording newborn baby supplies or struggling to pay for power are some of the issues keeping Ngāti Kahungungu Whānau Services flat out supporting Wellington’s most vulnerable during COVID-19. “We have been moving people that ... More >>

Lifeline Provided To Homeless And Struggling Whānau In Lockdown

Friday, 24 April 2020, 6:38 am | Te Puni Kokiri

The Kahungungu Whānau Services team say their most vulnerable lack housing and essentials, let alone internet and mobile phones. They are delivering food, helping with bills and sharing COVID-19 messages to support Wellington whānau. Homelessness, ... More >>

Overcoming COVID-19 Barriers To Get Food To Mōtītī Island Hapū

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 2:10 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

When New Zealand went into COVID-19 shutdown the people living on Mōtītī Island, 10km’s off the Tauranga coast, were cut off from food and generator fuel supply. Ngāti Awa, the iwi of the 40 plus permanent Mōtītī residents, kicked into action ... More >>

Reaching Whānau On Air And On The Ground During The Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:05 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Atiawa Toa FM staff never doubted their radio station should stay on air to support their communities through COVID-19 when the nation went into lockdown. The iwi station is a part of Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui which received ... More >>

Refurbished training hostel soon to be rental apartments

Monday, 20 January 2020, 11:38 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Breathing new life into an iconic Ōtautahi building will revitalise the local community and add to the inner-city housing supply for whānau Māori. More >>

Māori Media Sector Shift Advisory Panel confirmed

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:26 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Members of the Māori Media Sector Shift Advisory Panel have been confirmed by the Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, Michelle Hippolite today. More >>

Nancy Tuaine appointed Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager

Monday, 6 May 2019, 3:04 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Nancy Tuaine appointed Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru More >>

Better information for Māori land owners

Friday, 3 May 2019, 10:17 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced the cross-government programme in February this year. The Whenua Māori Programme, co-led by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Justice, aims to stimulate new opportunities for whānau to realise ... More >>

Whānau Development Summit 2019

Friday, 22 March 2019, 11:52 am | Te Puni Kokiri

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 ... More >>