Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

There are two Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region. These are in Gisborne and Hastings.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Gisborne

Te Puni Kōkiri House
299 Gladstone Road
Gisborne 4010
PO Box 140, Gisborne 4040
P:
0800 875 447
E:
tpk.tairawhiti@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Hastings

303 Eastbourne Street East
Hastings 4122
PO Box 1440, Hastings 4156
P:
0800 875 447
E:
tpk.takitimu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

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.

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Regional Director

Mere Pohatu

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.

Read more about Mere.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 12 iwi represented in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region:

  • Ngāti Porou
  • Te Aitanga A Māhaki
  • Rongowhakaata
  • Ngāi Tamanuhiri
  • Ngaariki Kaiputahi
  • Rongomaiwāhine
  • Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa
  • Ngāti Ruapani
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Kahungunu
  • Rangitāne
  • 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/

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Iwi radio stations

  • Radio Ngāti Porou
  • Tūranga FM
  • Radio Kahungunu

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • New whenua development calls people home

    • Date: 01 October 2020

    On a brilliant sky-blue day, whānau gathered on their ancestral land near Te Araroa on the East Cape to plant more than 1300 lime trees.

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  • Papakāinga adopts COVID Tracer QR code

    • Date: 20 August 2020

    Concern for whānau health and safety has prompted a Hastings papakāinga to get their own NZ COVID Tracer QR code.

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  • New app aims to revolutionise seasonal work

    • Date: 22 July 2020

    Māori tech business Jobloads pivoted its original business during lockdown and has just developed a digital solution that connects pre-verified workers with horticulture industry jobs.

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  • Ngāti Kahungunu builds on initial response to COVID-19

    • Date: 21 May 2020

    The coronavirus which is causing havoc around the world has brought out some amazing examples of co-operation, not least of all here in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti.

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  • Living in Papakāinga benefits whānau during COVID-19

    • Date: 12 May 2020

    After the experience of the last few months, Hinewai Ormsby is more convinced than ever of the holistic benefits to Māori of living on their whenua and being closely connected to whānau

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