Te Waipounamu

E toru ngā Tari a Te Puni Kōkiri i Te Waipounamu, arā, kei Ōtautahi, kei Ōtepoti, kei Waihōpai.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Christchurch

BNZ Centre Level 1
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch 8011
P O Box 4741, Christchurch 8011
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Dunedin

Level 1
Colonial House
258 Stuart Street
Dunedin 9016
P O Box 180, Dunedin 9054
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Invercargill

Level 3
Rothbury House
36 Kelvin Street
Invercargill 9810
PO Box 725
Don Street Postal
Invercargill 9810
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

Te Waipounamu region is the largest of Te Puni Kōkiri regional areas, covering approximately 49 percent of New Zealand (134,672,000 hectares).

The area replicates the boundaries of Ngāi Tahu Whānui, the northern points are from Kahurangi Point on the West Coast to Te Parinui o Whiti (White Bluffs) near Kaikōura on the East Coast. The region includes the bulk of the South Island including Rakiura (Stewart Island).

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Regional Manager

David Ormsby (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)

Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu

David Ormsby manages an agile and well-networked team that looks after the largest of the six Te Puni Kōkiri regions – Te Waipounamu. He reflects on being the Regional Manager since 2003 at the Ministry for Māori Development in the South Island.

 

Read more about David.

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Iwi in our Region

There are three iwi represented in Te Waipounamu region:

  • Ngāi Tahu
  • Kāti Māmoe
  • Waitaha

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Iwi radio stations

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Local events and updates

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

  • RARANGA TAHI 2019

    • Date: 05 September 2019
    • Time: 0900 – 1500

    Raranga Tahi is a fun filled day that calls upon the youth of Aotearoa to innovate ways on how to drive Māori language revitalisation in to the future.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori
  • RARANGA TAHI 2019

    • Date: 29 August 2019
    • Time: 0900 – 1600

    Raranga Tahi is a fun filled day that calls upon the youth of Aotearoa to innovate ways on how to drive Māori language revitalisation in to the future.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori
  • Stitching whakapapa together through quilt-making in Otautahi

    • Date: 15 August 2019

    Whakapapa and quilt making is being combined to help transform and heal whānau.

    Recently Te Puni Kōkiri supported Ngāti Porou artist Ron Te Kawa to run a whakapapa quilt workshop in Ōtautahi over two long and and very creative weekends at the Stitch-o-Mat Centre in New Brighton.

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  • Art and sisterhood bring Soul Sistas together for Matariki celebrations

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Sisters both in spirit and by birth have joined together to celebrate Matariki in the Soul Sistas exhibition at the Arts in Oxford Gallery , North Canterbury.

    Of the nine wāhine Māori artists there are three pairs of sisters, however there is an undeniable bond of sisterhood which unites them all.

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  • Matariki celebrated by Ōtautahi community at Rehua Marae

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Whānau and community joined together recently to enjoy a week-long celebration of Matariki at Rehua Marae in Ōtautahi.

    The focus of the celebrations was a Whānau Day attended by more than 600 whānau and members of the community which got underway with a whakatau and karakia.

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