Te Tai Hauāuru
There are five Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Porirua, Nelson, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
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.
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.
Iwi in our Region
There are 33 iwi and other tribal authorities represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:
- Ngāti Tama
- Ngāti Mutunga
- Te Atiawa
- Ka Ruu a Poutama
- Ngāti Maru
- Ngāti Ruanui
- Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
- Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
- Ngāti Hāua
- Ngāti Rangi
- Ngāti Apa
- Ngāti Hauiti
- Ngāti Whitikaupeka
- Ngāi Te Ohuake
- Ngāti Tamakōpiri
- 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
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.
A kōtuku amongst the stars
Rhianne Tarau is a step closer to achieving her dream of being the first wahine Māori astronaut after being accepted on to the NASA-based US Space Camp.
Tikanga Māori at the heart of Te Tau Ihu fires response
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta travelled to Nelson last Tuesday to meet with Te Tau Ihu iwi leaders, first responders, local council representatives and whānau involved in the Nelson/Tasman Fires.
“I’m blessed that the team in Te Puni Kōkiri and the regional footprint have deep relationships into our communities and it has long been a ministry that has moved to the aspirations of the people and we want more of that to happen," Minister Mahuta said.
Supporting Māori into home ownership
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Around 30 whānau in the Manawatū region are a step closer to owning their own home,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
Pūhoro STEM Academy - Equipping the leaders of tomorrow
“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.
Future bright for Rangatahi Māori in STEM fields
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.