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 2022 conference was held online, to ease the burden of travel on participants during the pandemic. The amazing presentations and discussions which have taken place over the last 10 years (five conferences) are available on the Institute's YouTube channel.

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)