Local Ministry offices

Area contact details for Ministry of Education offices.

Local ministry offices are the first contact for early learning services, schools, parents and the wider community. There are 10 local offices covering New Zealand. Download the map of the 10 Ministry of Education areas [PDF, 38 KB]

Tai Tokerau area

Director of Education for Tai Tokerau: Hira Gage
Email enquiries.whangarei@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Tai Tokerau Area office

10 Awaroa River Road
Onerahi 
Whangarei 0110
PO Box 911
Whangarei 0140
Northland

DX Number: AX10002
Phone 09 436 8900
Fax 09 436 8902
Kerikeri Centre

9 Hobson Avenue

PO Box 797
Kerikeri 0245
Phone 09 407 4880
Fax 09 407 6263
Kaitaia Centre

1st Floor
1 Melba St 
PO Box 580
Kaitaia 0441
Phone 09 408 6944
Fax 09 408 6261

Auckland area

Director of Education for Auckland: Isabel Evans
Email enquiries.auckland@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Auckland office

12-18 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland
Private Bag 92644
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150

DX Number: CX10104
Phone 09 632 9400
Fax 09 632 9401
Northwest office

Level 1, 102 Rosedale Road
Albany, North Shore City 0632
PO Box 305160,
Triton Plaza,
North Shore City 0757
Phone 09 487 1100
Fax 09 487 1187
West Auckland Centre

10 Montel Avenue
Waitakere City
PO Box 21 057,
Henderson,
Waitakere City 0650
Phone 09 632 0390
Fax 09 836 6620
Manukau office

Unit I, 16 Bishop Dunn Place,
Botany South
PO Box 217046,
Botany Junction,
Manukau 2164
Phone 09 265 3000
Fax 09 265 3199

Waikato area

Director of Education for Waikato: Paula Rawiri
Email enquiries.hamilton@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Hamilton office

19 Home Straight
Te Rapa
Hamilton
DX Number: GX10047
Hamilton 3240
Phone 07 850 8880
Fax 07 850 8998
Thames Centre

404 Queen Street
Thames
PO Box 386
Thames 3540
Phone 07 867 9520
Fax 07 868 7641
Taumarunui Centre

C/- Taumarunui Primary School,
Hakiaha Street
Taumarunui
PO Box 215
Taumaranui 3946
Phone 07 895 5453
Fax 07 895 5453
Tokoroa Centre

32-34 Bridge Street
Tokoroa
PO Box 392
Tokoroa 3444
Phone 07 886 7222
Fax 07 886 7222

Bay of Plenty - Waiariki area

Director of Education for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupō: Ezra Schuster
Email enquiries.rotorua@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Rotorua office

Level 3
1144 Pukaki Street
Rotorua
PO Box 1749
Rotorua 3040

DX Number: JX10522
Phone 07 349 7399
Fax 07 349 7398
Bay of Plenty East office

132 First Avenue
Tauranga 3110
PO Box 15564
Tauranga 3144
Phone 07 571 7800
Fax 07 571 7864
Whakatane Centre

Shelby House
22 Louvain Street,
Whakatane 3120
Shelby House
22 Louvain Street,
Whakatane 3120
Phone 07 306 2500
Fax 07 308 5648
Taupō Centre

Totara Park
31 Totara Street
Taupō
PO Box 986
Taupō 3330
Phone 07 376 1870 
Fax 07 377 2598

Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti

Director of Education for Hawkes Bay, Gisborne: Roy Sye
Email enquiries.napier@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Napier office

8A Lever Street
Ahuriri
Napier
PO Box 147
Napier 4140

DX Number: MX10022
Phone 06 833 6730
Fax 06 833 6731
Gisborne office

42 Grey Street
Gisborne 4010
PO Box 658
Gisborne 4040

DX Number: PX10065
Phone 06 869 1520
Fax 06 869 1521
Freephone
0508 656 565

Email moe.gisborne@education.govt.nz

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu area

Director of Education for Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu: Jann Marshall
Email enquiries.whanganui@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Whanganui office

93 Ingestre Street
Whanganui
Private Bag 3012
Whanganui 4540

DX Number: PX10045
Phone 06 349 6300
Fax 06 349 6301
Taranaki office

L4 PWC Centre
54 Gill Street,
New Plymouth 4310
PO Box 8158,
New Plymouth 4342
Phone 06 757 6400
Fax 06 758 4135
Hawera Centre

c/o Child Youth and Family Office
242 High St
Hawera
PO Box 8158,
New Plymouth 4342
Phone 06 757 6400
Fax 06 758 4135
Freephone 0800 333 032
Palmerston North office

1-3 Oxford Street,
(cnr of Ferguson and Oxford Street),
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 1154,
Palmerston North 4440
Phone 06 350 9850
Fax 06 355 0503

Wellington area

Director of Education for Wellington: Suze Strowger
Email enquiries.lowerhutt@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Lower Hutt office

19 Market Grove
Lower Hutt
PO Box 30177
Lower Hutt 5040

DX Number: SX10073
Phone 04 463 8699
Fax (04) 463 8698
Horowhenua/Kapiti Centre

At Otaki College
(1st building on right through main gate)
Mill Road
Otaki
PO Box 9, Otaki 5542 Phone 06 364 0840
Fax 06 364 0864
Masterton Centre

49 Lincoln Road.
Masterton 5810
PO Box 862,
Masterton 5840
Phone 06 370 5510
Fax 06 378 9573
Porirua Centre

Level 1, 7 Herriot Drive,
Porirua 5022
PO Box 50 136,
Porirua 5240
Phone 04 463 4800
Fax 04 237 5808

Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast area

Director of Education for Nelson, Marlborough, West coast: Erika Ross
Email enquiries.nelson@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Nelson office

19 Haven Road
Nelson 7010
PO Box 282
Nelson 7040

DX Number: WX10712
Phone 03 546 3470
Fax 03 539 1501
Blenheim Centre

18 Stephenson Street,
Blenheim 7201
PO Box 826,
Blenheim 7240
Phone 03 579 1870
Fax 03 578 1860
Greymouth Centre

Blanchfield House
Cnr Guinness and Albert Sts
Greymouth 7805
PO Box 246,
Greymouth 7840
Phone 03 768 2010
Fax 03 768 7750
Westport Centre

Westport South School,
Derby Street, Westport 7825
PO Box 408,
Westport 7866
Phone 03 789 8998
Fax 03 789 8974
Motueka Centre

27B Talbot Street,
Motueka 7120
27B Talbot Street,
Motueka 7120
Phone 03 528 1750
Fax 03 528 1149

Canterbury area

Director of Education for Canterbury: Coralanne Child
Email enquiries.christchurch@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Christchurch office

39 Princess Street, Addington
Christchurch
PO Box 2522
Christchurch 8140

DX Number: WX10005
Phone 03 378 7300
Fax 03 378 7308
Rural South - Timaru

241 Selwyn Street
Timaru 7910
PO Box 155,
Timaru 7940
Phone 03 687 2800
Fax 03 687 2829
Ashburton Centre

49A Winter Street,
Ashburton
49A Winter Street,
Ashburton
Phone 03 308 6908
Fax 03 308 2281

Otago, Southland area

Director of Education for Otago, Southland: Julie Anderson
Email enquiries.dunedin@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and receptionPostal addressContact numbers
Dunedin office

414 Moray Place
Dunedin
Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054

DX Number: YX10126
Phone 03 471 5200
Fax 03 471 5201
Invercargill office

190 Forth Street
Invercargill
PO Box 887
Invercargill 9840

DX Number: YX10209
Phone 03 211 8000
Fax 03 211 8001

Email enquiries.invercargill@education.govt.nz
Balclutha Centre Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054
Phone 03 471 5200
Fax 03 479 0541
Southern Lakes Centre

Barry Avenue,
Cromwell 9310
PO Box 142,
Cromwell 9342
Phone 03 445 3750
Fax 03 445 1770
Oamaru Centre

Oamaru North School
Torridge Street,
Oamaru 9400
PO Box 287,
Oamaru 9444
Phone 03 437 2386
Fax 03 437 2553

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