Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three former Te Puni Kōkiri regions Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.

It extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses the Bay of Plenty through to Lotten Point – the furthest point East.

The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).

Te Puni Kōkiri in Waikato-Waiariki

There are four Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Offices in Hamilton, RotoruaTauranga and Whākatane.

The Regional Manager is Rachel Jones.

Iwi in Waikato-Waiariki

The iwi within this region are:

  • Hauraki
  • Maniapoto
  • Raukawa
  • Waikato
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Ngāti Whakaue
  • Ngāti Pikiao
  • Ngāti Makino
  • Tuhourangi
  • Tapuika
  • Ngāti Rangiwewehi
  • Ngāti Rangitihi
  • Waitaha
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere
  • Uenukukopako
  • Tarawhai
  • Ngāti Tahu
  • Ngāiterangi
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Ranginui
  • Ngāti Manawa
  • Ngāti Pukenga
  • Ngāti Whare
  • Whakatōhea
  • Ngāi Tai
  • Ngāti Awa
  • Te Whānau A Apanui

Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Agreement to pardon Rua Kēnana

    • Date: 22 September 2017

    The uri of Rua Kēnana remain stigmatized by the convictions of their tūpuna and still feel the hardships caused by Crown troops.

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  • Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional Tairāwhiti

    • Date: 24 May 2017

    Support your regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional contest.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kawakawa-mai-tawhiti
  • Tui seen here receiving her award.

    Te Puni Kōkiri staff member to star in education video

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    Whāngārei Regional Manager Tui Marsh (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) will be featured in a promotional video for the Australia New Zealand School of Government after being invited to Canberra last month to film a video about her journey as a student of their Masters programme.

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  • Te Mātāwai Hui

    • Date: 10 April 2017
    • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Te Mātāwai, the new Māori language entity, want Māori in Gisborne to help create its strategic direction for revitalising the language.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Mātāwai
  • Cultural tourism in Te Tairāwhiti

    • Date: 21 March 2017

    A Tairāwhiti Cultural Tourism discussion will be held at Te Puni Kōkiri offices on Wednesday 22 March, starting at 10:30 am

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