Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


Nga Wai e Rua, Cnr Lowe Street & Reads Quay, Gisborne

Ahakoa he iti kete, he iti na te aroha

Although the basket is small, it is given with affectionate regard

About us

The Gisborne office is part of the Ikaroa–Rāwhiti region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Mere Pohatu.


If you have a Māori event in Te Tairāwhiti 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 06 868 0208


Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 06-868-0208 or at tpk.tairawhiti@tpk.govt.nz.

Nga Wai e Rua, Cnr Lowe Street & Reads Quay, Gisborne

PO Box 140, Gisborne 4040

Tel: 06-868-0208
Fax: 06-868-0217

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for Gisborne are listed below.

  • Exploring horticulture – Ohuia Incorporation

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Ohuia Incorporation in the Ikaroa – Rāwhiri region with 300ha of Māori freehold land is exploring their horticulture options.

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  • Seeking alternatives – Chadwick Family Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    While based in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region, the Chadwick Family Trust were succesful in securing $43,200 from the Whenua Māori Fund for their forestry block located in the Te Taihauāuru region.

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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.

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  • 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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  • Ngati Porou Inter Marae Sports Festival (PA WARS) 2017

    • Date: 03 January 2017

    Ngati Porou Pa Wars - this 1-day event is a time to celebrate family values and kinship in a fun atmosphere of friendly inter-marae rivalry competition and healthy lifestyle.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou

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