Te Tai Tokerau
There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Tokerau. The Regional Office in Whangārei and a Satellite Office in Kaitaia.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Ko te rohe o Te Tai Tokerau o Te Puni Kōkiri, Mai i Mangawhai ki te wahapū o Kaipara, Ka toro atu mā Hokianga, mā Pewhairangi, mā Te Hiku o te Ika tae noa atu ki Muriwhenua, ki Te Rerenga Wairua.
Tai Tokerau stretches from Tāmaki Makaurau in the south to Cape Reinga in the north, from Ngāti Whātua in the south to Te Rarawa in the west, Te Aupouri in the north and Ngāti Kahu in the east, Ngāpuhi in the centre.
Tui Marsh (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou)
Regional Manager, Te Tai Tokerau
When talking with Tui Marsh, Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Tai Tokerau, you quickly get the sense that her life has always been dedicated to giving back to our people.
Iwi in our Region
There are 12 iwi represented in Te Taitokerau region:
- Te Aupōuri
- Ngāti Kahu
- Ngāti Kurī
- Te Roroa
- Ngāpuhi ki Whāingaroa
- Ngāti Kahu ki Whāingaroa
- Te Rarawa
- Ngāi Takoto
- Ngāti Wai
- Ngāti Whātua
- Te Uri o Hau.
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
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Te Tai Tokerau Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018
The Taitokerau Regional Senior Kapa Haka Competition will be held on March 24 at Kensington Stadium.
- Open to the public, no booking required
- Organiser: Waitangi Cultural Society Committee
A "magical wairua" at Ngāpuhi festival
“The wairua was magical, there were lots of kids running around with their faces painted, eating ice cream and playing on the giant water slide,” says Kayla Hollis, who was one of 15,000 people that attended the Ngāpuhi Festival in Whangarei in January.
Sitting down for a cuppa tea with the Prime Minister
Everyone enjoys sitting down for a chat with friends and whānau over a nice cuppa tea including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who did so with a group of Māori Wardens at Waitangi.
Waitangi Day sets good tone for future
Waitangi Day commemorations are taking place in more and more communities, as more people consider the history of Aotearoa-New Zealand and the way it shapes our future.
Celebrating 25 years - Liz Makene
Liz Makene goes way back. So far back, in fact, that she began her career as a cadet in the Māori and Pacific Island Recruitment Scheme.
She started out with the former of Department of Māori Affairs, and later the Iwi Transition Agency, before jumping ship to join Te Puni Kōkiri from the Māori Trust Office in 2002. Hear more from Liz as she shares memories from the past 25 years.