Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


BNZ Centre level 1, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch

E kore e ngaro, he tākere waka nui

We will never be lost, we are the hull of a great canoe

About us

 The Christchurch office is part of Te Waipounamu region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is David Ormsby.


If you have a Māori event in Christchurch that you wish to promote on this page, please visit Rauika and enter the details.

General enquiries

For all other general enquiries please email us or phone us on 0800 875 839




Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 0800-875-839 or at tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz.

BNZ Centre level 1
120 Hereford Street

P O Box 4741
Christchurch 8011

Tel: 0800-875-839
Fax: 03-355-6309

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for Christchurch are listed below.

  • Kiwi spotting - Rakiura Māori Lands Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    The Rakiura Māori Lands Trust in Te Waipounamu successfully applied to the Whenua Māori Fund.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

    Read more

  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    The Social Services Committee is calling for public submissions on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill.

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  • Launch of CD Album NA TE AO

    • Date: 07 January 2017
    • Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

    CD official launch of 'Na Te Ao' marking the Christchurch 6th year anniversary of the 2011 earthquakes.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Whetu Ariki Charitable Trust
  • Māori Land Service Wānanga - Christchurch

    • Date: 20 September 2016
    • Time: 1800 – 2100

    These wānanga are an opportunity for you to tell us what you think the Māori Land Service should provide and how it should deliver those services.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Puni Kōkiri

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