There are four Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices in Te Tai Hauāuru. These are in Porirua, Nelson, Taranaki, and Whanganui.
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Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Te Tai Hauāuru is a combination of two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions, Te Taihauāuru and Te Whanganui ā Tara.
The region covers the western side of the lower North Island from the Mohakatino River in the north through to Wellington incorporating Taranaki, Whānganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua. It then crosses the sea to Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui – the top of the South Island. The region also includes Rēkohu-Wharekauri, the Chatham Islands.
Regional Director, Te Tai Hauāuru
Jessica Smith was appointed the Regional Director of Te Tai Hauāuru in 2021, having been Acting Regional Director since October 2020.
She first worked for Te Puni Kōkiri twenty years ago in a range of roles, a highlight being Private Secretary to the late Hon Parekura Horomia.
Iwi in our region
There are 33 iwi and other tribal authorities represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:
- Ngāti Tama
- Ngāti Mutunga
- Te Atiawa
- Ka Ruu a Poutama
- Ngāti Maru
- Ngāti Ruanui
- Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
- Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
- Ngāti Hāua
- Ngāti Rangi
- Ngāti Apa
- Ngāti Hauiti
- Ngāti Whitikaupeka
- Ngāi Te Ohuake
- Ngāti Tamakōpiri
- Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga
- Ngāti Toa Rangatira
- Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai
- Te Atiawa (Wellington)
- Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika
- Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui
- Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
- Rangitāne o Wairau
- Ngāti Kuia
- Ngāti Rārua
- Ngāti Kōata
- Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu
- Ngāti Kauwhata
- Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri
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
Local news and stories
Read our latest news and stories for this region.
Te Matapaeroa 2021: data and reporting on Māori-owned businesses
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.
Whenua Development: Tupoki Takarangi Trust
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Whenua Māori clinics kick off in Te Tai Hauāuru
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We acknowledge the passing of Dr Ihakara Porutu Puketapu
We pay tribute to Dr Ihakara (Kara) Porutu Puketapu who was a precious treasure, a guardian, and an influential leader in Māoridom.
Young Māori Grower Finalists all wahine
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