Te Tai Hauāuru

There are four Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices in Te Tai Hauāuru. These are in Porirua, Nelson, Taranaki, and Whanganui.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Nelson

15 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010
P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Te Upoko o Te Ika - Porirua

Te Upoko o Te Ika Regional Office
Te Puni Kōkiri House
12 Hagley Street
Porirua City Centre
PORIRUA 5022
P O Box 50631
PORIRUA 5240
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Taranaki

465B Devon Street East
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Whanganui

Te Taurawhiri Building
357 Victoria Avenue
Whanganui 4500
PO Box 436, Whanganui 4500
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

Our rohe

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

Jessica Smith

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.

Read more about Jessica.

Iwi in our region

There are 33 iwi and other tribal authorities represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:

  • Ngāti Tama
  • Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Atiawa
  • Taranaki
  • Ka Ruu a Poutama
  • Ngāti Maru
  • Ngāruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
  • Ngāti Hāua
  • Ngāti Rangi
  • Ngāti Apa
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Ngāti Whitikaupeka
  • Ngāi Te Ohuake
  • Ngāti Tamakōpiri 
  • Rangitāne
  • Muaūpoko
  • 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
  • Moriori.

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.

Matariki stars bring our communities together

  • Date: 23 June 2022

As Aotearoa gears up to celebrate its first Matariki public holiday on Friday, Te Puni Kōkiri reflects on this significant kaupapa for Māori that it has always supported.

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Māori Housing: Iwi prototypes underway

  • Date: 14 June 2022

Over the past year, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga have been working with a number of iwi groups to test, develop, and implement new Māori housing models.

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Māori Housing: Large papakāinga underway in Motueka

  • Date: 11 April 2022

As dawn broke on Monday morning, karakia rang out around Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka.

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Progressive Home Ownership helps Taranaki whānau buy first home

  • Date: 31 January 2022

Last year, Vicki and Dean Wall bought their first home in Ōpunake, a whare they had been renting for the past 13 years.

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Preparing for Omicron in Te Tau Ihu (top of the South Island)

  • Date: 22 December 2021

“When Omicron hits, we will need to be ready to support our whānau in the community,” says Dr Lorraine Eade, operations manager at Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust which covers the Nelson, Marlborough, and Tasman region.

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Online webinar supports whenua Māori

  • Date: 19 October 2021

Te Puni Kōkiri Te Tai Tokerau (our Northland office) is set to launch their Whenua Roadshow webinar next week in collaboration with Te Kooti Whenua Māori - Māori Land Court.

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