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Māori potential

We are a Ngāi Tahu-led collaborative established to increase Māori participation, success and progression in education and employment outcomes.

We want to unlock the full potential of our whānau and raise their position and influence in our economy through increasing skills, knowledge and incomes.

Tokona Te Raki represents the commitment of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and our partners to work together to achieve equity for Māori.

There is no one single initiative, project or programme that can achieve change at the scale and pace needed. What is needed is a collaborative approach, utilising the strengths already within our communities and focusing them on boosting Māori success.

About Us

Our Goal

To achieve equitable education, employment and Income levels for all Ngāi Tahu and Māori in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā by 2040.

Our Passion

Māori Success.

Our Legacy

A world where Māori are inspired by their futures, benefiting
from educational success and thriving as the rock stars of our communities and workforce.

Latest News

Whenua Kura Launches Whenua Ora

16 MARCH 2018

The latest update from our Whenua Kura whānau...

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Research backs Whānau Ora benefits

13 september 2017

New research from Lincoln University and Ihi Research shows every dollar invested in Whānau Ora (WO) initiatives could return $7 to the national economy, as well as societal benefits.

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Latest Publications

Change Agenda: Income Equity for Māori

29 March 2018

Economic inequalities have been part of life for Māori since colonisation. Tokona Te Raki is addressing the gaps in education, employment and economy for Māori with hopes for a more equal future for all.


Rewiring the System

26 January 2018

By working together with iwi, government, education and business sectors, we aspire to bring change to the system and our people...

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