Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Christchurch

BNZ Centre level 1, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch

E kore ahau e ngaro, he kakano 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 Christchurch office is part of Te Waipounamu region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is David Ormsby.

Events

If you have a Māori event in Christchurch 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 0800 875 839.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 0800-875-839 or at tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz.

BNZ Centre level 1
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch

P O Box 4741
Christchurch 8011

Tel: 0800-875-839
Fax: 03-355-6309

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Kiwi spotting - Rakiura Māori Lands Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    The Rakiura Māori Lands Trust in Te Waipounamu successfully applied to the Whenua Māori Fund.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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  • Never too late to make a change

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    If you had told a 14 year-old Jack Raharuhi that within 10 years he’d be managing a 450 hectare farm with more than 1000 cows and five full-time staff he’d have probably shrugged you off.

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  • South Island farm scoops up Ahuwhenua trophy

    • Date: 19 September 2016

    For the first time in its 83 year history, a South Island dairy farm has won the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award.

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