There are three Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne, Hastings, and Ruatōria.

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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303 Eastbourne Street East
Hastings 4122
PO Box 1440, Hastings 4156
0800 875 447
0800 875 329

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165 Waiomatatini Road
The Bank
P.O. Box 145
0800 875 447

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.

Regional Director

George Mackey

Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

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 https://www.tkm.govt.nz/

Iwi radio stations

  • Radio Ngāti Porou
  • Tūranga FM
  • Radio Kahungunu

Local news and stories

Read our latest news and stories for this region.

Te Matapaeroa 2021: data and reporting on Māori-owned businesses

  • Date: 18 December 2023

Te Matapaeroa is our data and insights series about Māori-owned businesses, Māori sole traders and significant employers of Māori. Today we have published the first release of Te Matapaeroa 2021. 

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Nurturing whenua and whānau through māra kai

  • Date: 15 November 2023

Te Puna Reo o Raparapaririki and Mahora School are using mātauranga Māori and spaces of peace to nurture whenua and nurture whānau through māra kai.

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Award-winning Wi Pere farm recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle

  • Date: 29 September 2023

An award-winning whenua Māori farm slammed by four-meter-high waves of cyclone debris will recover in a third of the time thanks to Government support.

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Whenua engagements continue in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

  • Date: 27 June 2023

Māori landowners on the East Coast have the opportunity to engage kanohi ki te kanohi with Te Puni Kōkiri about their whenua.

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Young Māori Grower Finalists all wahine

  • Date: 07 June 2023

Since the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy in 2012, this is only the second time the competition is recognising Young Māori Growers, and the first time all three finalists are wahine.

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Harnessing the Tairāwhiti sun for solar farm

  • Date: 08 November 2022

Thanks to the Te Puni Kōkiri Te Ringa Hāpai Whenua Fund, Te Rimu Trust is harnessing the energy of the sun to empower their local community, build resilience and gain energy sovereignty.

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