Te Puni Kōkiri committed to Māori succeeding as Māori.
Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, leads Māori Public Policy and advises on policy affecting Māori wellbeing. We are the principal advisor on Government-Māori relationships. We monitor policy and legislation, and we provide government with high quality policy advice. We work across government and the private sector to support Māori development. Te Puni Kōkiri has 18 offices across six regions. Staff in those regional offices are the first point of call for Māori individuals or organisations seeking support or information from Te Puni Kōkiri.
The work of Te Puni Kōkiri is underpinned by four outcome areas which support our vision of iwi, hapū, and whānau Māori succeeding as Māori.
Māori language, culture and values holding a place at the centre of Māori and Aotearoa New Zealand identity.
Māori New Zealanders being confident of enjoying both opportunities and outcomes that are equal to those of all New Zealanders.
High performing people, assets and enterprises creating a thriving Māori economy.
The Crown and iwi Māori experiencing genuine engagement and productive, enduring relationships.