There are three Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Waipounamu. These are in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Te Waipounamu region is the largest of Te Puni Kōkiri regional areas, covering approximately 49 percent of New Zealand (134,672,000 hectares).
The area replicates the boundaries of Ngāi Tahu Whānui, the northern points are from Kahurangi Point on the West Coast to Te Parinui o Whiti (White Bluffs) near Kaikōura on the East Coast. The region includes the bulk of the South Island including Rakiura (Stewart Island).
David Ormsby (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu
David Ormsby manages an agile and well-networked team that looks after the largest of the six Te Puni Kōkiri regions – Te Waipounamu. He reflects on being the Regional Manager since 2003 at the Ministry for Māori Development in the South Island.
Iwi in our Region
There are three iwi represented in Te Waipounamu region:
- Ngāi Tahu
- Kāti Māmoe
Iwi radio stations
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Earthquake response leads to ongoing relationship with New Zealand Red Cross in Kaikōura
The relationship was a natural fit since the organisations have similar kaupapa - to provide support to the Kaikōura community.
2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Competition Finalists
2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award Competition Finalists. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.
2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Dinner
Video coverage from the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award dinner.
Harepaora Ngaheu winner of the 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award
The 2018 winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is twenty six-year-old Harepaora Ngaheu from Te Teko in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.
2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Award Winner – Onuku Māori Lands Trust
2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Award Winner Onuku Māori Lands Trust. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.