Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri: TPK

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Te Puni Kōkiri 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.

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Dec 2011
This study reports on the Māori data collected as part of a research project on the children of prisoners carried out in 2009 and 2010, for Pillars, a community organisation that works with the families of prisoners. It begins with the voices of four tamariki who each have a parent in prison. They tell us about their lives, good and bad. The findings of this study – the first of its kind in...
Nov 2011
This report was produced because Te Puni Kōkiri wanted to gain a better understanding of the economic benefits of exporting, areas of New Zealand’s exporting advantage, and some strategies to enter export markets. This understanding will inform Te Puni Kōkiri’s actions as it supports Māori businesses to allocate their capital resource and increase their international activities.
Sep 2011
Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned research to help create an evidence base on the impacts of demographic trends and their implications for Māori economic futures. The report shows that Māori demographic trends – alongside those of non-Māori New Zealanders, present the Māori population with significant opportunities.
Jul 2011
The Government’s work to address the Drivers of Crime is co-led by the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Māori Affairs. Te Puni Kōkiri is working with the Ministry of Justice and other agencies on an interagency work programme, Addressing the Drivers of Crime. As a contribution to this work, Te Puni Kōkiri has developed a Working Paper called Addressing the Drivers of Crime for Māori....
Apr 2011
Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned case study research to improve its knowledge base about land utilisation and identify areas of improvement in current regulatory regimes so as to promote Māori land utilisation. The report, “Owners’ Aspirations Regarding the Utilisation of Māori Land”, sought to identify the aspirations that Māori have for their land and how these can best be supported.
Mar 2011
Government and Māori emphasise the critical importance of good literacy and numeracy skills for Māori development, and more broadly for the New Zealand economy. Te Puni Kōkiri recently completed a report on Māori workforce literacy and numeracy outcomes. Literacy and numeracy are critical skills for New Zealand if we are to have a productive and highly skilled workforce. Because of the Māori...
Dec 2010
This paper summarises scenarios modelled to demonstrate potential benefits (or costs) to the Māori economy, as well as to the wider NZ economy over the period to 2061.
Nov 2010
Productivity is about using resources more efficiently. A better use of resources will deliver a wide range of benefits including higher incomes, better use of the environment and higher quality social services such as health and education. The first step towards achieving higher productivity growth and delivering better economic, social, environmental and cultural outcomes for Māori, however...
Oct 2010
This report provides a snapshot of the attitudes, values and beliefs of New Zealanders towards the Māori language in 2009. The findings show that Māori and non-Māori attitudes towards the Māori language were optimistic.
Jul 2010
The Ministry of Social Development led a cross-agency and cross-sector research programme that looked at changes in the rate of sole parenthood, sole parent employment and poverty, and at sole parents’ mental health and criminal victimisation. It has also offered insights into approaches that help based on interviews with a group of young women who parented in their teens. The experiences of...

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