Te Puna o te Kī is a biennial open-subject conference with te reo Māori as the sole language of delivery and discussion. It was established in 2013 and was the first of its kind. Te Puna o te Kī is part of a wider movement to normalise the Māori language in different contexts. It provides an avenue for researchers to present their work in te reo Māori regardless of which field they are in.

The next conference is scheduled for 31st October & 1st November 2019. We hope to build on the amazing presentations and discussions which have taken place at the previous three conferences, including subject areas such as marine biology, medicine, mental health, sport and nutrition, law, politics, music, art, and of course, language revitalisation. 


Abstracts and proceedings of past Te Puna o te Kī conferences can be downloaded using the following links:

Te Puna o te Kī 2013 (Ngā Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto)

Te Puna o te Kī 2015 (He kohinga kōrero)

Te Puna o te Kī 2017 (Ngā Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto) 


A call for abstracts will be made in early 2019.


Download Te Puna o te Ki 2013 Programme bios abstracts

Download Te Puna o te Ki 2015 Conference proceedings

Download Te Puna o te Ki 2017 Abstracts booklet