Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


465B Devon Street East, Strandon, New Plymouth

E kore e hekeheke he kākano rangatira

I will never be lost for I am of the seed of chiefs.

About us

The New Plymouth office is part of the Te Tau Hauāuru region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Willis Katene.


If you have a Māori event in New Plymouth 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 06 759 5450.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 06-759-5450 or at tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz.

465B Devon Street East, Strandon, New Plymouth

P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340

Tel: 06-759-5450
Fax: 06-759-4601

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Production potential for Reureu Kotahitanga

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Reureu Kotahitanga Ltd were successful in receiving $118,500 from the Whenua Māori Fund which was established to help landowners utilise unused land, improve existing operations or prepare for new opportunities.

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  • Te tuituinga whakamua – Tupoki Takarangi Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Tupoki Takarangi Trust in Te Taihauāuru region with the support of $75,000 from the Whenua Māori Fund are investigating options for their three blocks.

    This project will produce a feasibility investigation report, business cases and a strategic plan to prepare the trustees for investment decisions required to move forward.  

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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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  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi rangatahi Phillip Turia set after accepting full volleyball scholarship to Campbellsville University, Kentucky USA

    • Date: 09 December 2016

    Six foot four inches Phillip Turia is an 18 year old student at Palmerston North Boys High School whose talent on the volleyball court has landed him a full NAIA Division 1 Scholarship to Campbellsville University in Kentucky, USA.

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