Te Puni Kōkiri works within the public sector, and with Māori communities, to support Māori collective success at home and globally. Te Puni Kōkiri means a group moving forward together. As the name implies, we seek to harness the collective talents of Māori to produce a stronger New Zealand.
Te Puni Kōkiri was established in 1992 under the Ministry of Māori Development Act 1991. Our broad functions under the Act are:
To promote increases in levels of achievement by Māori in education, training and employment, health and economic resource development; and
To monitor and liaise with other government departments and agencies to ensure their services for Māori are adequate.
In this section you can find out more about us:
Te Puni Kōkiri House
143 Lambton Quay