Te Tai Hauāuru
There are six Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Lower Hutt, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.
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.
Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Regional Manager, Te Tai Hauāuru
Meet Willis Katene, the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.
Iwi in our Region
There are 33 iwi represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:
- Ngāti Tama
- Ngāti Mutunga
- Te Atiawa
- 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 http://www.tkm.govt.nz/
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Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Empowering others through mana and respect
Jonno Webster (Ngāpuhi) is the Surfacing Operations Manager for Downer at their Taranaki hub. He received an invitation to participate in Te Ara Whanake, the Downer Māori Leadership Programme through one of his colleagues.
Stitching culture and community together
Every Wednesday around 50 Pacific Island women gather in Porirua to revive and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most vibrant treasures, the creation of tivaevae (quilts). While Whānau Ora supports these women to practice their art form – the true investment is even richer.
Rangatahi taking on big business
Māori secondary school students have shown off their flair for entrepreneurship in a series of successful workshops that have recently wrapped up.
Public sector brings it to the stage at Te Kōnohete 2017
Wellington’s Pipitea Marae was abuzz with Te Kōnohete in November, a kapa haka event where several government agencies take to the stage to celebrate Māoritanga.
Te Puni Kōkiri welcomes new Māori Development Minister
Te Puni Kōkiri is geared to support a new suite of leaders and, for the first time ever, a wahine is steering the waka as its Minister for Māori Development.