There are four Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Level 1
19 Worley Place
Hamilton 3204
Private Bag 3020, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240
0800 875 499
0800 875 329

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Ground Level
Te Puni Kōkiri House
1218-1224 Haupapa Street
Rotorua 3010
Private Bag 3017, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046
0800 875 499
0800 875 329

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174 Eleventh Avenue
Tauranga 3110
PO Box 69, Seventh Avenue, Tauranga 3140
0800 875 499
0800 875 329

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58 Commerce Street
Whakatāne 3120
PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158
0800 875 499
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three regions, Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.

Waikato-Tainui rohe extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses Te Moana a Toi through to Wakatiri – the furthest point East.

The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).

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Regional Manager

Rachel Jones (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu)

Regional Manager, Waikato-Waiariki

If you’re a Māori organisation in the Waikato and Waiariki regions, then expect Rachel Jones to come calling any time soon.

Read more about Rachel.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:

  • Hauraki
  • Maniapoto
  • Raukawa
  • Waikato
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Ngāti Whakaue
  • Ngāti Pikiao
  • Ngāti Mākino
  • Tūhourangi
  • Tapuika
  • Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
  • Ngāti Rangitihi
  • Waitaha
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere
  • Ngāti Rongomai

  •  Ngāti Uenukukopako

  • Ngāti Tarawhai

  • Ngāti Tahu
  • Ngāi Te Rangi
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Ranginui
  • Ngāti Manawa
  • Ngāti Pūkenga
  • Ngāti Whare
  • Te Whakatōhea
  • Ngāi Tai
  • Ngāti Awa
  • Te Whānau ā Apanui
  • Ngāti Hauā
  • Te Arawa River Iwi (made up of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa; Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuara; Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao)
  • Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.

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.

  • 2018 World Indigenous Business Forum

    • Date: 09 October 2018 to 12 October 2018

    A major international platform to showcase Māori business, engage Indigenous people in global economic discussions and leverage indigenous trade.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Ohu Whai Ao
  • Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 02 March 2018 to 03 March 2018

    Download the PDF for the Kapa Haka Regional Competitions for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini - Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • Ngāti Whakaue, Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust and World Indigenous Business Forum Planning Committee come together at Tamatekapua Marae, Ohinemutu, Rotorua to plan for the World Indigenous Business Forum in October 2018.

    Registrations open for World Indigenous Business Forum in Rotorua

    • Date: 26 February 2018

    Māori business leaders are encouraged to sign up for the 9th annual World Indigenous Business Forum as Rotorua gears up to host the international event.

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  • “We want more people, speaking more Māori, in more places” says Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite. Image: Adrian Heke.

    Te Puni Kōkiri commends Council’s te reo Māori commitment

    • Date: 20 February 2018

    “I applaud Wellington City Council on its goal to make the Capital city, a te reo Māori city. Most people in the world, and certainly in the globe’s capital cities, speak at least two languages. We can do it too,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.

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  • Whānau strike a pose at the Ngāti Porou Pā Wars 2018

    Marae whānau show their competitive edge

    • Date: 16 February 2018

     After countless competitions on and off the field, Hinemaurea ki Wharekahika marae has come out on top, winning this year’s Ngāti Porou Pā Wars held in Ruatōria.

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