Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne

E kore ahau e ngaro, he kakano i ruia mai i Rangiatea

I will never be lost, the seed broadcast from Rangiatea (the sacred place in Hawaiki) - Manawatu pepeha

About us

The Whakatane office is part of the Waikato-Waiariki region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Rachel Jones.


If you have a Māori event in Whakatane that you wish to promote on this page, please visit Rauika and enter the details.

General enquiries

For all other general enquiries please email us or phone us on 07 307 1057.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 07-307-1057 or at tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz.

58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne

PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158

Tel: 07-307-1057
Fax: 07-307-1033

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Turner whānau papakāinga opening

    • Date: 03 March 2017

    The Turner whānau have opened their papakāinga in Ngāruawāhia. It all started about three years ago when they agreed their Whānau Ora plan through Te Puni Kōkiri WIIE fund.

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  • Being active owners - Te Kohera-Kakaho Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Te Kohera-Kakaho Trust has 1219ha of Māori freehold land in Waikato-Waiariki region. The Whenua Māori Fund will provide $65,000 to support the Trust with their land productivity project.

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  • Te Rau Aroha Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    Te Rau Aroha Trust with the support of $195,480 from the Whenua Māori Fund are leading the Omaio Kiwifruit Development project.

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  • Collective growth – Oparau Station Trust

    • Date: 10 February 2017

    With the support of $99,925 from the Whenua Māori Fund, the Oparau Station Trust will work with four other farms to identify their individual potential before exploring what a relationship across the five farms could look like (e.g. supplier agreements, land management under one entity approach) and become a price maker instead of a price taker. The project also looks at specific governance mentoring to support the trustees to make future or projected investment decisions.

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  • Whenua Māori Fund 2017

    • Date: 08 February 2017

    The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.

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