Te Tai Hauāuru

There are six Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Porirua, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Nelson

Level 1
105 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Palmerston North

109 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 12029, Inner City, Palmerston North 4444
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Te Upoko o Te Ika - Porirua

Te Upoko o Te Ika Regional Office
Te Puni Kōkiri House
12 Hagley Street
Porirua City Centre
PORIRUA 5022
P O Box 50631
PORIRUA 5240
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Taranaki

465B Devon Street East
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Taumarunui

Te Tititihu House
32 Miriama Street
Taumarunui 3920
PO Box 192, Taumarunui 3946
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Whanganui

158 Wicksteed Street
Whanganui 4500
PO Box 436, Whanganui Mail Centre, Whanganui 4540
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

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.

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Regional Manager

Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

Regional Manager, Te Tai Hauāuru

Meet Willis Katene, the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 33 iwi and other tribal authorities represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:

  • Ngāti Tama
  • Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Atiawa
  • Taranaki
  • Ka Ruu a Poutama
  • Ngāti Maru
  • Ngāruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
  • Ngāti Hāua
  • Ngāti Rangi
  • Ngāti Apa
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Ngāti Whitikaupeka
  • Ngāi Te Ohuake
  • Ngāti Tamakōpiri 
  • Rangitāne
  • Muaūpoko
  • 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
  • Moriori.

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

Kua rārangi mai ngā kaupapa me ngā pānui ki raro iho nei.

  • Aroha (Ari) Boyd - Kaikōura Māori Warden.

    Earthquake response leads to ongoing relationship with New Zealand Red Cross in Kaikōura

    • Date: 15 August 2018

    The relationship was a natural fit since the organisations have similar kaupapa - to provide support to the Kaikōura community.

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  • Ella Cameron-Smith has been a part of the Pūhoro STEM Academy since its pilot programme launched in 2016.

    Pūhoro STEM Academy - Equipping the leaders of tomorrow

    • Date: 06 July 2018

    “The type of environment we have at school doesn’t cater to my needs or disabilities, but when I’m here at Pūhoro it doesn’t matter because they have a culture of belonging. We’re engaged because we belong and that leads to success,” said Ella Cameron-Smith, who has been a part of the Pūhoro STEM Academy since its inception in 2016.

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri staff and Pūhoro STEM Academy tauira at the Ka Hoa te Rangatahi – STEM Futures Symposium

    Future bright for Rangatahi Māori in STEM fields

    • Date: 04 July 2018

    Thanks to programmes like Pūhoro STEM Academy, rangatahi are rising above and beyond expectations and challenging negative stereotypes about Māori in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). 

    “Not only are Pūhoro students disrupting the narrative regarding Māori student NCEA science achievement, but they are also trailblazers in their own whānau,” says director, Naomi Manu.

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  • Te Tau Ihu Kapa Haka Regional Competition 2018

    • Date: 30 June 2018

    Download the PDF for the Regional Kapa Haka Competitions Dates for 2018.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa
  • A man on a mission to bring people together

    • Date: 17 May 2018

    Standing up from his seat, Toko Kapea pulls out a map and holds it up high, letting the sheet unfold and roll down to the ground, revealing the Te Tai Hauāuru region.

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