Te Tai Hauāuru

There are five Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Tai Hauāuru – Porirua, Nelson, Taranaki, Taumarunui and Whanganui.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Nelson

Level 1
105 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
P O Box 1830, Nelson 7010
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Te Upoko o Te Ika - Porirua

Te Upoko o Te Ika Regional Office
Te Puni Kōkiri House
12 Hagley Street
Porirua City Centre
PORIRUA 5022
P O Box 50631
PORIRUA 5240
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Taranaki

465B Devon Street East
Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
P O Box 744, New Plymouth 4340
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Taumarunui

Te Tititihu House
32 Miriama Street
Taumarunui 3920
PO Box 192, Taumarunui 3946
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Whanganui

Te Taurawhiri Building
357 Victoria Avenue
Whanganui 4500
PO Box 436, Whanganui 4500
P:
0800 875 884
E:
tpk.tetaihauauru@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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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 Director

Jessica Smith

Regional Director, Te Tai Hauāuru

Jessica Smith was appointed the Regional Director of Te Tai Hauāuru in 2021, having been Acting Regional Director since October 2020.

She first worked for Te Puni Kōkiri twenty years ago in a range of roles, a highlight being Private Secretary to the late Hon Parekura Horomia.

Read more about Jessica.

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Iwi in our Region

There are 33 iwi and other tribal authorities represented in Te Tai Hauāuru region:

  • Ngāti Tama
  • Ngāti Mutunga
  • Te Atiawa
  • Taranaki
  • Ka Ruu a Poutama
  • Ngāti Maru
  • Ngāruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi
  • 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.

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

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Local events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Te taiao (nature) inspires young Ngāti Toa hearts and minds

    • Date: 30 March 2021

    Porirua rangatahi are sitting in a class clapping each other’s achievements – one has passed their license, another’s in final year nursing, a 15-year-old’s returning to college and someone else is off to polytech.

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  • Fixing up the whare for a further 50 years

    • Date: 04 February 2021

    Sitting outside the house her grandfather bought more than 50 years ago, Muri Rata smiles in the morning sun.

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  • Housing and hope in the future of Taumarunui

    • Date: 18 January 2021

    Five new emergency and transitional homes in Taumarunui are ready to welcome whānau who need a chance to find their feet again.

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  • Wāhine Māori businesses build digital footprint to survive and thrive

    • Date: 28 October 2020

    Māori women in business are getting a helping hand to grow their online presence so they can strengthen their business resilience through the pandemic uncertainty.

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  • ‘No whānau go hungry’ mandate driving new South Island service

    • Date: 15 July 2020

    A new Māori organisation called Te Pātaka Inc is being established to continue providing kai and firewood to assist whānau experiencing hardship from COVID-19 in Te Tau Ihu (top of the South Island).

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