Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Whakatāne

58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120

E kore e hekeheke he kākano rangatira

I will never be lost for I am of the seed of chiefs.

About us

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

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Rachel Jones.

Events

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 3120

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.

  • Whakawhanaunatana wanana

    • Date: 23 December 2020 to 30 December 2021

    Te reo me ōna tikana, our connection to our whenua, marae kawa tikana, waiata, karakia whānau connection hapu, iwi connection

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Paretai, Mau Rua whānau, however incorporating the other whanau, it becomes tō mātou whānau.
  • It’s official – Rotorua is New Zealand’s first bilingual city

    • Date: 11 August 2017

    You can now expect to see and hear more reo Māori in Rotorua as the city takes on the mantle of being New Zealand’s first officially declared bilingual city.

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  • Māori land trustees, Sarah Henry and Te Owai Gemmell, from Ōmaio, Te Tai Rāwhiti

    Māori land owners shape proposed Advisory and Development Services

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Māori land owners involved with the Māori Land Service case studies have responded positively to the opportunity to influence proposed Advisory and Development Services for all Māori land owners.

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  • Mitchell Jaram

    Whakatāne community step up to healthier lifestyle

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    150 participants from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Whakatāne community took up a healthier lifestyle challenge - Hikoi ki te Hauora – and won.

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  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to house Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Kokohinau Marae has kick-started its papakāinga housing development with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony in Edgecumbe. The papakāinga development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April.

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