E toru ngā Tari a Te Puni Kōkiri i Te Waipounamu, arā, kei Ōtautahi, kei Ōtepoti, kei Waihōpai.
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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).
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.
Iwi in our Region
There are three iwi represented in Te Waipounamu region:
- Ngāi Tahu
- Kāti Māmoe
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Local events and updates
Kua rārangi mai ngā kaupapa me ngā pānui ki raro iho nei.
Boost for marae at the centre of communities
Marae around the country will benefit from boosted initiatives to upgrade their buildings, bolster their emergency kits and expand their work to preserve Māori culture, Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta said.
Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Ratification Of Post-Settlement Governance Entity
Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust seeks the agreement of its members to accept the proposed Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to receive the Ngāti Rangitihi Settlement Redress once the Settlement is enacted.
Earthquake response leads to ongoing relationship with New Zealand Red Cross in Kaikōura
The relationship was a natural fit since the organisations have similar kaupapa - to provide support to the Kaikōura community.
2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Competition Finalists
2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award Competition Finalists. Proudly sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri.
2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Dinner
Video coverage from the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award dinner.