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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
  • Ngā Rauru Kītahi
  • 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.

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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.

  • Helping Porirua Whānau Start Businesses

    • Date: 25 September 2017

    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.

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  • Staff Speak Te Reo Māori All Month at Te Puni Kōkiri

    • Date: 22 September 2017

    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.

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  • #FFS promo team launch campaign at WelTec Main Campus in Petone,

    59 Sign Up at For Future’s Sake Vote Launch

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    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.

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  • Ruapehu Recruitment Winning Award for Best New Maori Business

    Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    About 400 people gathered at the War Memorial Hall in Whanganui in July for the inaugural Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.

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  • Photo courtesy of Karlos Drinkwater

    Healing Wounds at Parihaka

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    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.

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