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Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri wished to update their five year old website, which had outgrown its current design and information architecture. We created a bright and elegant website designed to engage and involve Māori in Te Puni Kōkiri's mahi and support language acquisition.

Screenshots of the research section

A new site, for a new vision

Te Puni Kōkiri’s existing site didn't reflect the uniqueness of the government agency — in the way that it works, the type of work it does and how it connects with and supports Māori across the country.

With a new strategic vision on the way, the website needed a design that is complementary to tikanga Māori.

Screenshot of the news panel on the home page

Light, bright, and powerful

We created a light, bright and powerful design, and a completely new structure for Te Puni Kōkiri — one that speaks to the organisation's pride, strength and professionalism.

Screenshots of two section pages
Screenshots of the main navigation system on mobile
Screenshot illustrating the location of the page of each of the noted language features

He taonga te reo

The design includes a suite of tools for supporting te reo Māori usage and passive language acquisition:

  1. A site-wide preference to receive content in English or te reo Māori where it is available.
  2. An article-level quick toggle between the languages to allow users to switch between the two versions if they need extra help with understanding.
  3. A section-level option to embed whakatauki to connect sections with broader concepts from te ao Māori.
  4. At the word or phrase level — an interactive in-line glossary that can be used to define Māori concepts used in an English language context and helps explain governmental vocabulary in a te reo Māori context.