There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is the combination of the two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions Te Tairāwhiti and Takitimu.
The rohe begins north at Potikirua and ends south in the Wairarapa. West it runs inland to Matawai and down to the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.
It encompasses the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Te Matau-a-Māui and Wairarapa.
Regional Manager, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.
Iwi in our Region
There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:
- Ngāti Porou
- Te Aitanga A Māhaki
- Ngāi Tamanuhiri
- Ngaariki Kaiputahi
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
- Ngāti Ruapani
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Kahungunu
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
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
- Radio Ngāti Porou
- Tūranga FM
- Radio Kahungunu
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
New app aims to revolutionise seasonal work
Māori tech business Jobloads pivoted its original business during lockdown and has just developed a digital solution that connects pre-verified workers with horticulture industry jobs.
Ngāti Kahungunu builds on initial response to COVID-19
The coronavirus which is causing havoc around the world has brought out some amazing examples of co-operation, not least of all here in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.
Supporting the stay at home kaupapa: kaitiaki for te pakeke
Working with iwi and Turanga Health, Pania King, Principal Advisor Whenua Māori, was on the road last week delivering kai and hygiene packs to more than 75 kaumatua and whānau in need of assistance in the Motu-Matawai rohe in Gisborne.
Te Pūtake o te Riri Funding
An update on Te Pūtake o te Riri Funding and its response to COVID-19.
Horouta Waka - ki te hoe!
The 100-plus strong group of high-performing waka paddlers had signed up for a wellbeing programme that refined not only their athletic skills and disciplines of waka ama, but also examined healthy lifestyles, eco-living and cultural connectedness.