There are four Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
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).
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.
Iwi in our Region
There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:
- Ngāti Tūwharetoa
- Ngāti Whakaue
- Ngāti Pikiao
- Ngāti Mākino
- Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
- Ngāti Rangitihi
- Ngāti Rangiteaorere
- 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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Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Rangatahi taking on big business
Māori secondary school students have shown off their flair for entrepreneurship in a series of successful workshops that have recently wrapped up.
On a PATH to Success
It has been nearly 25 years since Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa became the country’s first iwi and Māori health sports trust. Today, working with Whānau Ora, it continues to find new ways of helping whānau achieve their health and wellbeing goals.
Iwi steer waka to White Island
How Ngāti Awa bought an iconic tourism business in Eastern Bay of Plenty and its plans to make the boat tours more Māori than ever.
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.
Te Arawa Whānau Ora Healthy Families – Whānau using the whenua for their oranga
Te Puni Kōkiri has supported almost 100 māra kai projects in the last 12 months including the My Backyard Garden Project at the Rotorua Youth Centre.
The māra kai project has helped whānau of Rotorua to provide themselves with fresh and nutritional kai, and develop the skills to grow and cultivate vegetables. A special focus has also been on increasing knowledge of traditional gardening techniques.