Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


BNZ Centre level 1, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8011

E kore ahau e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiatea

I will never be lost, the seed broadcast from Rangiatea (the sacred place in Hawaiki) - Manawatu pepeha

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
Christchurch 8011

P O Box 4741
Christchurch 8011

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

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Digitising Māori Stories

    • Date: 06 May 2017
    • Time: 10:30 am – 2 pm

    Connecting with Te Ao Hangarau a kaupapa Māori creative digital space. LOCATION: Christchurch DATE: Saturday May 6

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Ao Hangarau
  • Minister visits flood stricken areas

    • Date: 11 April 2017

    During the weekend the Minister for Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, and the Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, flew into the Waiariki region with District Mayor Tony Bonne to assess the damage as a result of the devastation caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

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  • Tiki Taane Mahuta - Ashburton Trust Event Centre

    • Date: 11 April 2017 to 12 April 2017

    Live music, theatre, aerial performance, contemporary dance, kapa haka, mau rākau and hip hop unite in Tiki Taane Mahuta. Starring Tiki Taane.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Taki Rua Productions
  • Applications open for Freshwater Improvement Fund

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    The Ministry of Environment – Te Manatū mō te Taiao has announced that the Freshwater Improvement Fund (the Fund) is currently open for applications. The Fund provides $100 million over the next 10 years to improve the management of New Zealand’s freshwater bodies.

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  • 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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