Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120

E kore ahau e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiatea

I will never be lost, the seed broadcast from Rangiatea (the sacred place in Hawaiki) - Manawatu pepeha

About us

The Whakatane office is part of the Waikato-Waiariki region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Rachel Jones.


If you have a Māori event in Whakatane 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 or phone us on 07 307 1057.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 07-307-1057 or at tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz.

58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120

PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158

Tel: 07-307-1057
Fax: 07-307-1033

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    Marae housing helps Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

    • Date: 19 July 2017

    Kokohinau Marae have kick-started their papakāinga housing development with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony in Edgecumbe. The papakāinga development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April.

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  • Brymer goes from Marae to Man-Power

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    After 10 years making their mark as professionals in the marae construction business, Brymer Group Ltd is rolling up its sleeves to help more Waikato whānau through the Māori Housing Network.

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  • Ratatouille Vegetables with King Prawn in Chillies, Fennell with Mussels and Paua wrapped in Seaweed. Photo courtesy of Willie Te Aho

    Waikato Chefs Battle Matariki Inspired Dishes

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    After a nine hour round trip in the car, Māori leader Willie Te Aho was delighted when the fancy restaurant he stopped at in Hamilton had a special menu to mark the Māori New Year.

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  • Te Whānau a Apanui Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 16 June 2017 to 29 June 2017

    The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the Te Whānau a Apanui draft mandate strategy.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Office of Treaty Settlements
  • Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional Mātaatua

    • Date: 02 June 2017

    Support your regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional contest.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Wharekura o Mauao

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