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Te Tai Hauāuru

There are six Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Lower Hutt, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Lower Hutt

Level 1
Bloomfield House
46-50 Bloomfield Terrace
Lower Hutt 5010
PO Box 31520 Lower Hutt 5040
P:
04-570-3180
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
04-570-3181

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Nelson

Level 1
105 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010
P:
03-539-0687 | 0800-333-256
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Palmerston North

109 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 12029, Inner City, Palmerston North 4444
P:
06-354-1706
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-354-7031

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Taranaki

465B Devon Street East
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340
P:
06-759-5450
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-759-4601

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Taumarunui

Te Tititihu House
32 Miriama Street
Taumarunui 3920
PO Box 192, Taumarunui 3946
P:
07-895-7356
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
07-895-7381

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Whanganui

Te Taura Whiri Building
357 Victoria Avenue
Whanganui 4500
PO Box 436, Whanganui Mail Centre, Whanganui 4540
P:
06-348-1400
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
06-348-9400

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Our Rohe

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.

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Regional Manager

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.

Read more about Willis.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 33 iwi represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:

  • Ngāti Tama
  • Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Atiawa
  • Taranaki
  • Ngāti Maru
  • Ngāruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
  • Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
  • Ngāti Hāua
  • Ngāti Rangi
  • Ngāti Apa
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Ngāti Whitikaupeka
  • Ngāi Te Ohuake
  • Ngāti Tamakōpiri 
  • Rangitāne
  • Muaūpoko
  • 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
  • Moriori.

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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Iwi radio stations

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Conservation Board Vacancies 2018

    • Date: 21 December 2017 to 02 February 2018

    The Minister of Conservation is responsible for appointing members to Conservation Boards across Aotearoa New Zealand and is seeking nominations for membership.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Department of Conservation
  • Father of four, Kenny Moenoa (Ngāti Toa) and son Zion Moenoa, 2017. Photo credit. Arian Heke.

    Giving whānau a fresh start

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    The Porirua Whānau Centre has been looking after whānau for the last 23 years. One of six family centres in New Zealand, the Porirua Whānau Centre in Cannons Creek is a friendly, welcoming place. Chief Executive, Liz Kelly, describes it as a ‘hub’ for the community.

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  • Students perform moving haka at Au.E! Conference

    Talking suicide prevention with our rangatahi

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    Rangatahi from across the Wellington region gathered to talk about the topic of suicide and to show each other that support was out there.

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  • Photo supplied by Massey University

    Pūhoro – growing rangatahi success in science

    • Date: 19 December 2017

    There aren't enough Māori working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the Pūhoro academy in Palmerston North is doing something about it.

    Now, Pūhoro students' are achieving pass rates that surpass nationwide averages.

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  • Jacinta Ruru

    Jacinta Ruru on property, relationships and Māori land

    • Date: 19 December 2017

    Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui) is a member of the Law Commission’s Expert Advisory Group for its Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.

    We speak to Jacinta about issues of particular relevance to Māori that arise in the Commission’s Issues Paper.

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