The Gisborne office is part of the Ikaroa–Rāwhiti region of Te Puni Kōkiri.
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.
For all other general enquiries please email us or phone us on 06 868 0208.
Nga Wai e Rua, Cnr Lowe Street & Reads Quay, Gisborne
PO Box 140, Gisborne 4040
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Cultural tourism in Te Tairāwhiti
A Tairāwhiti Cultural Tourism discussion will be held at Te Puni Kōkiri offices on Wednesday 22 March, starting at 10:30 am
Exploring horticulture – Ohuia Incorporation
Ohuia Incorporation in the Ikaroa – Rāwhiri region with 300ha of Māori freehold land is exploring their horticulture options.
Seeking alternatives – Chadwick Family Trust
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.
Whenua Māori Fund 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.
Changes proposed to the care and protection of children
A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.