Te Tai Hauāuru
There are five Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Porirua, Nelson, 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.
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 http://www.tkm.govt.nz/
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Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Ngāti Toa Cadets are helping to empower their iwi
Ngāti Toa Rangatira have partnered with Te Puni Kōkiri to deliver a successful Cadetships programme for 38 cadets that focuses on developing the iwi and the skills of its people.
Te ao Māori gardening book for communities launched ahead of Matariki
As part of community resilience building, Te Puni Kōkiri has supported the publication of a book for whānau Māori about growing food by Dr Nick Roskruge.
Te taiao (nature) inspires young Ngāti Toa hearts and minds
Porirua rangatahi are sitting in a class clapping each other’s achievements – one has passed their license, another’s in final year nursing, a 15-year-old’s returning to college and someone else is off to polytech.
Fixing up the whare for a further 50 years
Sitting outside the house her grandfather bought more than 50 years ago, Muri Rata smiles in the morning sun.
Housing and hope in the future of Taumarunui
Five new emergency and transitional homes in Taumarunui are ready to welcome whānau who need a chance to find their feet again.