Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


Level 1, 105 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010

E kore e hekeheke he kākano rangatira

I will never be lost for I am of the seed of chiefs.

About us

The Nelson office is part of Te Tai Hauāuru region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our Regional Manager is Willis Katene.


if you have a Māori event in Nelson 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.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 03-539-0687 | 0800-333-256 or at tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz.

Level 1, 105 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010

P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010

Tel: 03-539-0687 | 0800-333-256
Fax: 0800 875 329

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Te Mātāwai Hui

    • Date: 10 April 2017
    • Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Te Mātāwai, the new Māori language entity, want Māori in Nelson-Marlborough to help create its strategic direction for revitalising the language.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Mātāwai
  • Whenua Māori Fund

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund is a $12.8 million four year fund.

    We are in our second year and so far more than $4.4 million has been allocated to 40 projects across the motu. In the latest funding round over 50 applications were received. 

    Funded projects to date cover apiculture, forestry, energy, horticulture, agriculture, tourism, and funding feasibility studies to explore and identify development options.

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