Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


Ground Level, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 1218-1224 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010

Nā ta waewae i kimi!

Look, the seeking feet! (It is only by searching diligently that one is able to make a living)

About us

The Rotorua office is part of the Waikato-Waiariki region of Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Regional Manager

Our regional manager is Rachel Jones.


If you have a Māori event in Rotorua that you wish to promote on this page, please visit Rauika and enter the details.

General enquiries

For all other general enquiries please email us or phone us on 07 349 7810.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 07-349-7810 or at tpk.rotorua@tpk.govt.nz.

Ground Level, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 1218-1224 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010

Private Bag 3017, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046

Tel: 07-349-7810
Fax: 07-349-0950

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Whakawhanaunatana wanana

    • Date: 23 December 2020 to 30 December 2021

    Te reo me ōna tikana, our connection to our whenua, marae kawa tikana, waiata, karakia whānau connection hapu, iwi connection

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Paretai, Mau Rua whānau, however incorporating the other whanau, it becomes tō mātou whānau.
  • It’s official – Rotorua is New Zealand’s first bilingual city

    • Date: 11 August 2017

    You can now expect to see and hear more reo Māori in Rotorua as the city takes on the mantle of being New Zealand’s first officially declared bilingual city.

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  • ‘Turning of the sod’ ceremony at Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to mark the commencement of the papakāinga build, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Whakatāne District Council Deputy Mayor, Judy Turner, Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell and Kokohinau Marae Kuia, Merehuka Holt.

    Kokohinau Marae papakāinga to house Edgecumbe whānau affected by floods

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Kokohinau Marae has kick-started its papakāinga housing development with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony in Edgecumbe. The papakāinga development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April.

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  • Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional Mātaatua

    • Date: 02 June 2017

    Support your regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional contest.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Wharekura o Mauao
  • 48Hr Live Stream 'Fierce Girls' Animation Hack

    • Date: 12 May 2017 to 14 May 2017
    • Time: 5 PM – 5 PM

    A 48 Hour livestream animation hack focused in bringing together wāhine Māori to develop storylines and characters. LOCATION: Rotorua DATE: 12 - 14 May

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Digital Natives Academy

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