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.

  • Te Pūtake o te Riri - Rā Maumahara

    • Date: 28 October 2019 to 30 October 2019

    Te Pūtake o te Riri Rā Maumahara is being being held in Taranaki this year with a series of events taking place from 28 - 30 October 2019.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Pūtake o te Riri Taranaki
  • Maria Korako-Tait, former manager of Rehua Marae.

    Rehua Marae: Leading light during Christchurch earthquakes

    • Date: 16 October 2019

    Rehua Marae opened its doors to the Ōtautahi community following the devastating 2011 earthquakes.

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  • Associate Minister of Housing Kris Fa’afoi with Charlotte Arma, manager James Liston Hostel, Auckland emergency housing (left) and Diana Hegan, from the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness and Te Puni Kōkiri.

    From homelessness to hope

    • Date: 12 September 2019

    From people living rough on the streets, to people who walk our corridors of power – on a bright winter’s day in Ōtautahi, they came together to listen, learn and take action against homelessness.

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  • Puna Kōrero Launch

    • Date: 09 September 2019
    • Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

    Pop-Up Te Reo Māori Immersion spaces.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Tohu Project
  • 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

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