Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry for Maori Development, leads Maori Public Policy and advises on policy affecting Maori wellbeing – including aquaculture.
Te Puni Kökiri means ‘a group moving forward together’.
As the state agency solely focused on Maori, it is uniquely placed to lead and support government by providing high quality policy advice; effective monitoring; and by building and maintaining strong relationships. Te Puni Kökiri also maintains a strong network of regional ofﬁces that provides for close and interactive connections with Maori and investment in Maori regional development priorities.
Te Puni Kökiri interprets, applies and represents the many dimensions of contemporary Maori culture.
They strive for Maori to enjoy a better quality of life – Maori succeeding as Maori, achieving a sustainable level of success as individuals, in organisations and in collectives.
They recognise the importance of Maori achieving success without compromising what it means to be Maori.
Te Puni Kōkiri is ‘a group moving forward together’ to realise Maori potential.
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* TPK have developed a set of information sheets and resources for Maori interested in aquaculture.