Te Waipounamu

There are three Te Puni Kōkiri Offices in Te Waipounamu. These are in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Christchurch

BNZ Centre Level 1
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch 8011
P O Box 4741, Christchurch 8011
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Dunedin

Level 1
Colonial House
258 Stuart Street
Dunedin 9016
P O Box 180, Dunedin 9054
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Invercargill

Level 3
Rothbury House
36 Kelvin Street
Invercargill 9810
PO Box 725
Don Street Postal
Invercargill 9810
P:
0800-875-839
E:
tpk.te-waipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Our Rohe

Te Waipounamu region is the largest of Te Puni Kōkiri regional areas, covering approximately 49 percent of New Zealand (134,672,000 hectares).

The area replicates the boundaries of Ngāi Tahu Whānui, the northern points are from Kahurangi Point on the West Coast to Te Parinui o Whiti (White Bluffs) near Kaikōura on the East Coast. The region includes the bulk of the South Island including Rakiura (Stewart Island).

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Regional Manager

David Ormsby (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)

Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu

David Ormsby manages an agile and well-networked team that looks after the largest of the six Te Puni Kōkiri regions – Te Waipounamu. He reflects on being the Regional Manager since 2003 at the Ministry for Māori Development in the South Island.

 

Read more about David.

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Iwi in our Region

There are three iwi represented in Te Waipounamu region:

  • Ngāi Tahu
  • Kāti Māmoe
  • Waitaha

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Iwi radio stations

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Local events and updates

Kua rārangi mai ngā kaupapa me ngā pānui ki raro iho nei.

  • Rangatahi helps kaumātua bridge digital divide

    • Date: 25 May 2020

    On the northern side of the Otago Peninsula, near Ōtākou Marae lives Tia Taiaroa, a recent university graduate who has been supporting kaumātua to take their first steps into the digital world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Koha Kai Community Meals - Murihiku

    • Date: 16 April 2020

    “When this all started we were just excited to be doing something ‘cool’ and positive to help” says Founder of Koha Kai, Janice Lee, “but as the week went on, the work and the people, brought a sobering realisation.

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  • Te Pūtake o te Riri Funding

    • Date: 23 March 2020

    An update on Te Pūtake o te Riri Funding and its response to COVID-19.

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  • Te Pūtake o te Riri - Rā Maumahara

    • Date: 28 October 2019 to 30 October 2019

    Te Pūtake o te Riri Rā Maumahara is being being held in Taranaki this year with a series of events taking place from 28 - 30 October 2019.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Pūtake o te Riri Taranaki
  • Rehua Marae: Leading light during Christchurch earthquakes

    • Date: 16 October 2019

    Rehua Marae opened its doors to the Ōtautahi community following the devastating 2011 earthquakes.

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