Te Waipounamu region is the largest of Te Puni Kōkiri regional areas, covering approximately 49 percent of New Zealand (134,672,000 hectares). The regional boundaries starts north of Kaikōura on the east coast of the South Island, goes south to Rakiura (Stewart Island) and up the West Coast to Kahurangi Point.
Te Puni Kōkiri in Te Waipounamu
The Regional Manager is David Ormsby.
Iwi in te Waipounamu
The Iwi within this region are:
- Ngai Tahu
- Kati Mamoe