Te Puni Kōkiri
Te Puni Kōkiri House,|
143 Lambton Quay,
Vote Māori Development|
Total budget for 2016/17
Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) (English: Ministry of Māori Development) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting the Māori community.
Until The Maori Purposes Act of 1947 changed the word 'Native' to 'Māori' government-wide, the department was known as the Department of Native Affairs.
Māori loan affair
Between 1986 and 1987 TPK was embroiled in the Māori loan affair, which involved the Ministry attempting to raise overseas funds for Maori development purposes in an unauthorised way.