There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is the combination of the two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions Te Tairāwhiti and Takitimu.
The rohe begins north at Potikirua and ends south in the Wairarapa. West it runs inland to Matawai and down to the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.
It encompasses the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Te Matau-a-Māui and Wairarapa.
Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Director for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.
Iwi in our Region
There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:
- Ngāti Porou
- Te Aitanga A Māhaki
- Ngāi Tamanuhiri
- Ngaariki Kaiputahi
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
- Ngāti Ruapani
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Kahungunu
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
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/
Iwi radio stations
- Radio Ngāti Porou
- Tūranga FM
- Radio Kahungunu
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