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Matariki Stars Bring Our Communities Together

Monday, 20 June 2022, 3:03 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

As Aotearoa gears up to celebrate its first Matariki public holiday on Friday, Te Puni Kōkiri reflects on this significant kaupapa for Māori that it has always supported. Each year the Ministry for Māori Development helps fund a raft of whānau, hapū, ... More >>

$15.7 Million Allocated In Latest Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund Tranche

Friday, 11 February 2022, 11:28 am | Te Puni Kokiri

A further 12 proposals totalling $15.7 million have been approved by Ministers through the Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund (MCCF) to build resilience and continue to support vaccination uptake. The Ministers involved are Minister of Māori Development Willie ... More >>

Preparing For Omicron In Te Tau Ihu (top Of The South Island)

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 7:36 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

"When Omicron hits, we will need to be ready to support our whānau in the community," says Dr Lorraine Eade, operations manager at Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust which covers the Nelson, Marlborough, and Tasman region. Te Kotahi ... More >>

Locals Invited To Haumaru Hard Ōtara Celebration

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 9:25 am | Te Puni Kokiri

A competition launched last month for Ōtara rangatahi is set to showcase the winning slogan, image and waiata this Saturday December 18 in a bid to celebrate local pride and engage taitamariki. The Haumaru Hard Ōtara competition asked for creative expressions ... More >>

Waikato Land Owners Have Big Dreams For Their Whenua Māori

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 9:01 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Nestled in the Waikato foothills of Waitetuna, sits Aramiro Ahu Whenua Trust, who are looking to develop their ancestral lands into an agricultural enterprise in the hopes to own their supply chain. The Trust Chairperson, Michelle Mariu Tai-Rakena, ... More >>

Biggest Intake Of Māori Advertising And Design Panellists Announced

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:26 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Twelve Māori or Pasifika businesses were announced on the All of Government (AoG) panel for advertising and design service contracts last week. The group is the biggest intake of Māori or Pasifika owned businesses to those two panels. Māori businesses ... More >>

Coromandel Māori Landowners Band Together For Collective Impact

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 2:55 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

The rohe of Harataunga lies on the eastern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula and is largely home to Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga ngā Hapū e Toru. Located in this tranquil seaside settlement of Kennedy Bay, lies 11,500 hectares of underutilised and undeveloped ... More >>

Building Healthy Homes For Northland Whānau Through Progressive Procurement

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:28 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Māori business Yakas Construction has won its first government contract with Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities to build six state houses in Kaikohe. Yakas was supported to be bid ready through a progressive procurement initiative led by Te Puni Kōkiri ... More >>

Haumaru Hard Ōtara Competition For Rangatahi

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 12:47 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

A competition is being launched on Tuesday 16 November at midday for a creative interpretation of the connection between tikanga and vaccination by rangatahi living in Ōtara. The competition is open to people aged 12 to 23 who live within the Otara ... More >>

Taitamariki Event Hopes To Lift Youth Vaccination Rates In Tāmaki Makaurau

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 3:32 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

A "for taitamariki by taitamariki" vaccination event is running tomorrow in a bid to curb vaccine hesitation amongst young people in South Auckland. Māhera Maihi, founder of youth charity Mā Te Huruhuru, said it was important young people ... More >>

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 >>