Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English


58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120

E kore te pātiki e hoki ano ki tōna puehu

The flounder does not go back to the mud it has stirred up (don't look back: don't return to difficulties from which one has escaped)

About us

The Whakatane 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 Whakatane 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 07 307 1057.

Contact us

Our office can be reached via our phone number 07-307-1057 or at tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz.

58 Commerce Street, Whakatāne 3120

PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158

Tel: 07-307-1057
Fax: 07-307-1033

Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • 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
  • Minister visits flood stricken areas

    • Date: 11 April 2017

    During the weekend the Minister for Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, and the Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, flew into the Waiariki region with District Mayor Tony Bonne to assess the damage as a result of the devastation caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

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  • Applications open for Freshwater Improvement Fund

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    The Ministry of Environment – Te Manatū mō te Taiao has announced that the Freshwater Improvement Fund (the Fund) is currently open for applications. The Fund provides $100 million over the next 10 years to improve the management of New Zealand’s freshwater bodies.

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  • Tui seen here receiving her award.

    Te Puni Kōkiri staff member to star in education video

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    Whāngārei Regional Manager Tui Marsh (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) will be featured in a promotional video for the Australia New Zealand School of Government after being invited to Canberra last month to film a video about her journey as a student of their Masters programme.

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  • KOHAFIT - Change for Change

    • Date: 10 April 2017

    KOHAFIT – Change for Change is a new health awareness and fitness programme that encourages the achievement of group goals as a whānau rather than individually.

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