There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.
Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is the combination of the two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions Te Tairāwhiti and Takitimu.
The rohe begins north at Potikirua and ends south in the Wairarapa. West it runs inland to Matawai and down to the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.
It encompasses the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Te Matau-a-Māui and Wairarapa.
Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Director for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.
Iwi in our Region
There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:
- Ngāti Porou
- Te Aitanga A Māhaki
- Ngāi Tamanuhiri
- Ngaariki Kaiputahi
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
- Ngāti Ruapani
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Kahungunu
- Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
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/
Iwi radio stations
- Radio Ngāti Porou
- Tūranga FM
- Radio Kahungunu
Local events and updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Cadetship: Working together to protect hapori
Trusted relationships and good local knowledge have enabled Te Puni Kōkiri regional staff to help increase Māori vaccination rates in their communities and efforts of Joeline Takai from Ikaroa Rāwhiti are a great example.
Waka Kōkiri mobilised in Te Arawa vaccination effort
A drive-through vaccination clinic established in Rotorua is set to be a permanent fixture until December, with the iwi determined to get whānau protected against COVID-19.
COVID-19: Drive-thru clinic sees hundreds of whānau vaccinated in Gisborne
As Tāmaki Makaurau continues to stay safe at home and the rest of the country moves to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the vaccination mahi continues in Tūranga-nui-a-kiwa.
Te Tairāwhiti whānau pull together to keep COVID-19 out
A predominantly Māori community on the East Coast hopes to inspire others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with their story of achieving community immunity.
Papakāinga benefits amplified in COVID-19 lockdown
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Waipatu Hawkes Bay, the Apatu-Wilson whānau are happy and safe spending lockdown in their whare that lies within their whānau papakāinga.