There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Te Puni Kōkiri House
299 Gladstone Road
Gisborne 4010
PO Box 140, Gisborne 4040
0800 875 447
0800 875 329

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Ground Floor
Taikura House
304 Fitzroy Avenue
Hastings 4122
PO Box 1440, Hastings 4156
0800 875 447
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

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.

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Regional Manager

Mere Pohatu

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.

Read more about Mere.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:

  • Ngāti Porou
  • Te Aitanga A Māhaki
  • Rongowhakaata
  • Ngāi Tamanuhiri
  • Ngaariki Kaiputahi
  • Rongomaiwāhine
  • Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
  • Ngāti Ruapani
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Kahungunu
  • Rangitāne
  • 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/

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Iwi radio stations

  • Radio Ngāti Porou
  • Tūranga FM
  • Radio Kahungunu

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Te Tairāwhiti Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

    This year Te Tairawhiti under the mantle of ‘Tamararo’ host the 65th annual kapa haka competitions at the Gisborne Houhoupiko Showgrounds from 26 - 27 May.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc
  • Ngāti Kahungunu Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018

    • Date: 21 April 2018

    Ngati Kahungunu Iwi is proud to host their regional kapa haka competitions in Wairoa at the Lambton Square Grounds on 21 April 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Ngāti Kahungunu Runanga Arts & Culture Board
  • Rangatahi learning about taiao through the Ngāti Porou biocultural camp

    Camp inspires rangatahi to protect environment

    • Date: 15 February 2018

    A camp that connects rangatahi to the environment is opening the eyes and minds of Ngāti Porou descendants.

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  • Conservation Board Vacancies 2018

    • Date: 21 December 2017 to 02 February 2018

    The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appointing members to Conservation Boards across Aotearoa New Zealand and is seeking nominations for membership.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Department of Conservation
  • Photo by Josie McClutchie

    Whareponga Papakāinga - The Legacy of Materoa

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    It has been a long journey for Whareponga whānau but it is all worth it. A new papakāinga development is paving the way to bring life back to their homeland.

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