Te Tai Hauāuru
There are six Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Lower Hutt, Nelson, Palmerston North, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
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.
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.
Iwi in our Region
There are 33 iwi represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:
- Ngāti Tama
- Ngāti Mutunga
- Te Atiawa
- Ngāti Maru
- Ngāti Ruanui
- Ngā Rauru Kītahi
- Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi
- Ngāti Hāua
- Ngāti Rangi
- Ngāti Apa
- Ngāti Hauiti
- Ngāti Whitikaupeka
- Ngāi Te Ohuake
- Ngāti Tamakōpiri
- 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
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Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Helping Porirua Whānau Start Businesses
Porirua people wanting to start a business can get professional help when PopUp Business School arrives in Porirua. The course will give budding entrepreneurs tools, confidence and knowledge to get their business up and running.
Staff Speak Te Reo Māori All Month at Te Puni Kōkiri
Several Te Puni Kōkiri staff members have taken on the challenge to speak more te reo Māori at home and at work in the month of September as part of Mahuru Māori.
59 Sign Up at For Future’s Sake Vote Launch
Helping Māori aged 18-29 understand the value of their vote is a key driver of a new programme to get more whānau enrolled and ready to go to the polls at the next General Election.
Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu
About 400 people gathered at the War Memorial Hall in Whanganui in July for the inaugural Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.
Healing Wounds at Parihaka
Tears were shed at Parihaka last month when more than a thousand people gathered to hear the Crown apologise for desecrating the peaceful Taranaki settlement in 1881.