Local Ministry offices

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 a map of the 10 Ministry of Education areas [PDF, 38 KB]

Te Tai Tokerau

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

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Te Tai Tokerau Area office
24 Kaka Street
Morningside
Whangarei 0110
PO Box 911 Whangarei 0140
DX Number: AX10002

Phone: +64 9 436 8900

Fax: +64 9 436 8902

Kerikeri Centre
9 Hobson Avenue
Kerikeri 0230

PO Box 797
Kerikeri 0245
DX Number: AX10058

Phone: +64 9 407 4880

Fax: +64 9 407 6263

Kaitaia Centre
2–12 Commerce Street
Kaitaia 0410

PO Box 580
Kaitaia 0441
DX Number: AX10066

Phone: +64 9 408 6944

Fax: +64 9 408 6261

Auckland

Director of Education Tāmaki Makaurau Area 1 (Central, East, South): Deidre Alderson

Director of Education Tāmaki Makaurau Area 2 (North, West, South West): Tanya Harvey

Email: enquiries.auckland@education.govt.nz

Northwest office
Level 1, 102 Rosedale Road
Albany
North Shore City 0632

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers

Auckland office
12–18 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024
Accessible carpark and access information

Private Bag 92644
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150
DX Number: CX10104

Phone: +64 9 632 9400

Fax:+64 9 632 9401

Northwest office
Level 1, 102 Rosedale Road
Albany
North Shore City 0632
PO Box 305160,
Triton Plaza,
North Shore City 0757
DX Number: BX10652

Phone: +64 9 487 1100

Fax: +64 9 487 1187

West Auckland Centre
Ground floor, 10 Montel Avenue
Henderson,
Auckland 0612
 PO Box 21 057,
Henderson,
Waitakere City 0650

DX Number: CX10083

Phone: +64 9 632 0390

Fax: +64 9 836 6620

Botany office
Unit I, 16 Bishop Dunn Place
Flat Bush
Auckland 2013
PO Box 217046,
Botany Junction,
Manukau 2164
DX Number: EX10956

Phone: +64 9 265 3000

Fax: +64 9 265 3199

Waikato

Director of Education for Waikato: Marcus Freke
Email: enquiries.hamilton@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Hamilton office
19 Home Straight
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200

PO Box 774
Hamilton 3240
DX Number: GX10047

Phone: +64 7 850 8880

Thames Centre 
404 Queen Street
Thames 3500

DX Number:
GX10058

Phone: +64 7 850 8880
Tokoroa Centre
101-181 Leith Place
Tokoroa 3420

PO Box 774
Hamilton 3240
DX Number: GX10047

Phone: +64 7 850 8880

Bay of Plenty, Waiariki

Director of Education for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupō: Dawid De Villiers 
Email: enquiries.BoP-Waiariki@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Rotorua office
Level 3
1144 Pukaki Street
Rotorua 3010
PO Box 1749
Rotorua 3040
DX Number: JX10522

Phone: +64 7 349 7399

Fax: +64 7 349 7398

Tauranga office
132 First Avenue
Tauranga 3110
PO Box 15564
Tauranga 3144
DX Number: HX11045

Phone: +64 7 571 7800

Fax: +64 7 571 7864

Whakatane office
Shelby House
22 Louvain Street
Whakatane 3120
Shelby House
22 Louvain Street
Whakatane 3120
DX Number: JX10505

Phone: +64 7 306 2500

Fax: +64 7 308 5648

Taupō office
Totara Park
31 Totara Street
Taupō 3330
PO Box 986
Taupō 3351
DX Number: PX10002

Phone: +64 7 376 1870 

Fax: +64 7 377 2598

Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti

Director of Education for Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti: Daniel Murfitt
Email: enquiries.HBTairawhiti@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Napier office
8A Lever Street
Ahuriri
Napier 4110
PO Box 147
Napier 4140
DX Number: MX10022

Phone: +64 6 833 6730

Fax: +64 6 833 6731

Freephone: 0508 757 575 (NZ only)

Gisborne office
42 Grey Street
Gisborne 4010
PO Box 658
Gisborne 4040
DX Number: PX10065

Phone: +64 6 869 1520

Fax: +64 6 869 1521

Freephone: 0508 656 565 (NZ only)


Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

Director of Education for Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū: Marlene Clarkson 
Email: enquiries.whanganui@education.govt.nz
Freephone: 0800 333 032 (NZ only)

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Whanganui office
93 Ingestre Street
Whanganui 4500
Private Bag 3012
Whanganui 4540
DX Number: PX10045

Phone: +64 6 349 6300

Fax: +64 6 349 6301

New Plymouth office
37 Dawson Street
Dawson House
New Plymouth 4310
PO Box 8158
New Plymouth 4342
DX Number: NX10012
Phone: +64 6 757 6400

Palmerston North office
1–3 Oxford Street (Corner of Ferguson and Oxford Streets)
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 1154
Palmerston North 4440
DX Number: PX10023

Phone: +64 6 350 9850

Fax: +64 6 355 0503

Wellington

Director of Education for Wellington: Roy Sye
Email: enquiries.lowerhutt@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Lower Hutt office
19 Market Grove
Lower Hutt 5010
PO Box 30177
Lower Hutt 5040

DX Number: SX10073
Phone: +64 4 463 8699
Fax: +64 04 463 8698
Horowhenua/Kapiti centre
233 Mill Road (at College gate)
Ōtaki 5512
PO Box 9, Otaki 5542
DX Number: SX10076
Phone: +64 6 364 0840
Masterton centre
49 Lincoln Road
Masterton 5810
PO Box 862,
Masterton 5840
DX Number: PX10008
Phone: +64 6 370 5510

Porirua centre
Level 1, 7 Heriot Drive
Porirua 5022
PO Box 50 136,
Porirua 5240
DX Number: SX10141
Phone: +64 4 463 4800

Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 

Director of Education for Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast: Andrea Williams

Manager Learning Support: Mary Pupich

Email: enquiries.nelson@education.govt.nz

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Nelson office
19 Haven Road
Nelson 7010
PO Box 282
Nelson 7040
DX Number: WX10712

Phone: +64 3 546 3470

Fax: +64 3 539 1501

Blenheim centre
18 Stephenson Street
Blenheim 7201
PO Box 826
Blenheim 7240
DX Number: WX10514

Phone: +64 3 579 1870

Fax: +64 3 578 1860

Greymouth office
146 Mackay Street
Greymouth

PO Box 246,
Greymouth 7840
DX Number: WX10408

Phone: +64 3 768 2010

Fax: +64 3 768 7750

Westport centre
Westport South School
Derby Street
Westport 7825

PO Box 408,
Westport 7866
DX Number: WX10419

Phone: +64 3 789 8998

Fax: +64 3 789 8974

Motueka centre
27B Talbot Street
Motueka 7120
27B Talbot Street
Motueka 7120
DX Number: WX10727

Phone: +64 3 528 1750

 

Canterbury, Chatham Islands

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

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers

Christchurch office
Te Urutī
48 Hereford Street
West End
Christchurch 8013

PO Box 2522, Addington
Christchurch 8140
DX Number: WX10005

Phone: +64 3 378 7300

Fax: +64 3 378 7308

Rural South – Timaru
241 Selwyn Street
Timaru 7910

PO Box 155,
Timaru 7940
DX Number: WX10621

Phone: +64 3 687 2800

Fax: +64 3 687 2829

Ashburton centre
49A Winter Street
Ashburton 7700
49A Winter Street,
Ashburton
DX Number: WX10603

Phone: +64 3 378 7300

Fax: +64 3 378 7308

     

Otago, Southland 

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

Address for couriers and reception Postal address Contact numbers
Dunedin office
414 Moray Place
Dunedin 9016
Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054
DX Number: YX10126

Phone: +64 3 471 5200

Fax: +64 3 471 5201

Email: enquiries.dunedin@education.govt.nz

Invercargill office
190 Forth Street
Invercargill 9810
PO Box 887
Invercargill 9840
DX Number: YX10209

Phone: +64 3 211 8000

Fax: +64 3 211 8001

Email: enquiries.invercargill@education.govt.nz

Balclutha centre Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054
DX Number: YX10126

Phone: +64 3 471 5200

Fax: +64 3 479 0541

Southern Lakes centre
Barry Avenue (Behind Cromwell College)
Cromwell 9310

PO Box 142
Cromwell 9342
DX Number ZX10311 

Phone: +64 3 445 3750

Fax: +64 3 445 1770

Further information

Contact our National office

Learning support:
Learning support services

Traumatic Incident Team:
If your school needs support to manage an incident or crisis freephone: 0800 848 326 (NZ only)

Make a complaint about the Ministry

Find out how to make a historic claim if you believe you were neglected or abused at a Residential Special School before 1989.

Historic claim

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