There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is the combination of the two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions Te Tairāwhiti and Takitimu.
The rohe begins north at Potikirua and ends south in the Wairarapa. West it runs inland to Matawai and down to the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.
It encompasses the Tūranganui a kiwa, Te Matau a Māui and Wairarapa.
Regional Manager, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.
Iwi in our Region
There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:
- Ngāti Porou
- Te Aitanga A Māhaki
- Ngāi Tamanuhiri
- Ngaariki Kaiputahi
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
- Ngāti Ruapani
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Kahungunu
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
About Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.
You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here http://www.tkm.govt.nz/
Iwi radio stations
- Radio Ngāti Porou
- Tūranga FM
- Radio Kahungunu
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Setting standards for herself and others around her
Ongelle Fincham (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Programmer for Downer based in Wellington. Ever since she saw the company’s promotional video about Te Ara Whanake, the Māori leadership programme, she was keen to go on it. When she was asked to attend, her only answer was “Yes!”
Celebrating 25 years of realising Māori potential - Mere Pohatu
Mere Pohatu is a dynamic presence that has been at the helm of the Gisborne office since Te Puni Kōkiri opened its doors in 1992. Hear from Mere, Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti, as she shares memories from the past 25 years.
New social housing build underway in rural Wairarapa
In a bid to make the pā vibrant again, a new six home social housing development, infrastructure support and rebuild of the marae has started at Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, 10km east of Carterton.
Te Puni Kōkiri welcomes new Māori Development Minister
Te Puni Kōkiri is geared to support a new suite of leaders and, for the first time ever, a wahine is steering the waka as its Minister for Māori Development.
Cutting our own track and walking it
The owners and trustees of Aorangi Māori Trust Board are amongst those leading the way in Hawkes Bay with an eight home papakāinga build at Waipatu.