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 2019 conference was a great success, being the first meeting held off-campus and in community. The conference built on the amazing presentations and discussions which have taken place at the previous three conferences, and the content is available on the institutes YouTube channel.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is decided that Te Puna o te Kī will be postponed until the time of Matariki 2022.

For conference details, please change to the Te Reo Māori version of the website using the tab in the upper right-hand corner.

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) 


The next conference will be held in late 2021, keep an eye on this page for future updates.