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

Mere Pohatu

Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Director for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.

Read more about Mere.

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.

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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Wi Pere Trust wins 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy

  • Date: 27 October 2022

Wi Pere Trust took home the 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm at the Ahuwhenua Trophy awards dinner on October 21st.

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Returning unclaimed war medals to whānau

  • Date: 26 October 2022

Where are Koro’s war medals? For many whānau of the 28th Māori Battalion, they were never claimed. Whether from a change in address, not wanting the reminder - or a sense that something so significant should have been presented in person, not in the post.

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Restoring the mauri to ‘diseased’ whenua

  • Date: 24 October 2022

Thanks to funding from Te Puni Kōkiri Whenua Māori Fund, Paengaroa South 3 can finally look to restore the mauri to their whenua.

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Māori Emerging Leaders Programme

  • Date: 06 October 2022

Former Te Puni Kōkiri staff Leith Comer, Rachel Jones, and Mere Pohatu imparted their wisdom and experience onto a new group of public servants.

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