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Te Tai Hauāuru

There are six Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Lower Hutt, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Lower Hutt

Level 1
Bloomfield House
46-50 Bloomfield Terrace
Lower Hutt 5010
PO Box 31520 Lower Hutt 5040
P:
04-570-3180
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
04-570-3181

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Nelson

Level 1
105 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010
P:
03-539-0687 | 0800-333-256
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Palmerston North

109 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 12029, Inner City, Palmerston North 4444
P:
06-354-1706
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-354-7031

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Taranaki

465B Devon Street East
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340
P:
06-759-5450
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-759-4601

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Taumarunui

Te Tititihu House
32 Miriama Street
Taumarunui 3920
PO Box 192, Taumarunui 3946
P:
07-895-7356
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
07-895-7381

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Whanganui

Te Taura Whiri Building
357 Victoria Avenue
Whanganui 4500
PO Box 436, Whanganui Mail Centre, Whanganui 4540
P:
06-348-1400
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-348-9400

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Our Rohe

Te Tai Hauāuru is a combination of two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions, Te Taihauāuru and Te Whanganui ā Tara. 

The  region covers the western side of the lower North Island from the Mohakatino River in the north through to Wellington incorporating Taranaki, Whānganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua.  It then crosses the sea to Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui – the top of the South Island.  The region also includes Rēkohu-Wharekauri, the Chatham Islands.

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Regional Manager

Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

Regional Manager, Te Tai Hauāuru

Meet Willis Katene, the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.

Read more about Willis.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 33 iwi represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:

  • Ngāti Tama
  • Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Atiawa
  • Taranaki
  • Ngāti Maru
  • Ngāruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
  • Ngāti Hāua
  • Ngāti Rangi
  • Ngāti Apa
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Ngāti Whitikaupeka
  • Ngāi Te Ohuake
  • Ngāti Tamakōpiri 
  • Rangitāne
  • Muaūpoko
  • Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga
  • Ngāti Toa Rangatira
  • Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai
  • Te Atiawa (Wellington)
  • Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika
  • Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui
  • Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
  • Rangitāne o Wairau
  • Ngāti Kuia
  • Ngāti Rārua
  • Ngāti Kōata
  • Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu
  • Ngāti Kauwhata
  • Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri
  • Moriori.

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/

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Iwi radio stations

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Empowering others through mana and respect

    • Date: 05 December 2017

    Jonno Webster (Ngāpuhi) is the Surfacing Operations Manager for Downer at their Taranaki hub. He received an invitation to participate in Te Ara Whanake, the Downer Māori Leadership Programme through one of his colleagues.

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  • The Mamas’ tivaevae revival group in Porirua, Wellington keeps culture alive and fosters a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Featured: Feiloaiga Maene, Ngaro Teuruaa and Teaue Robati (left to right). Photo by Adrian Heke.

    Stitching culture and community together

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Every Wednesday around 50 Pacific Island women gather in Porirua to revive and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most vibrant treasures, the creation of tivaevae (quilts). While Whānau Ora supports these women to practice their art form – the true investment is even richer.  

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  • Team ‘WAQ’ developed the anti-bullying watch which lets the wearer alert an adult anonymously when bullying strikes.

    Rangatahi taking on big business

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Māori secondary school students have shown off their flair for entrepreneurship in a series of successful workshops that have recently wrapped up.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri kapa haka group just before it went onstage.

    Public sector brings it to the stage at Te Kōnohete 2017

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Wellington’s Pipitea Marae was abuzz with Te Kōnohete in November, a kapa haka event where several government agencies take to the stage to celebrate Māoritanga. 

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  • Nanaia Mahuta. Image supplied by RNZ.

    Te Puni Kōkiri welcomes new Māori Development Minister

    • Date: 13 November 2017

    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.

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