Local Ministry offices

Our regional offices are the first contact for early learning services, schools, parents and the wider community. There are 12 Ministry of Education areas covering New Zealand.

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

Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Tāmaki Herenga Waka (south and southwest)

Director of Education for Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Deidre Alderson

Email: enquiries.auckland@education.govt.nz

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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

Tāmaki Herenga Manawa (central and east)

Director of Education for Tāmaki Herenga Manawa: Jason Swann

Email: enquiries.auckland@education.govt.nz

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Auckland office

12–18 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024

Private Bag 92644
Auckland 1149

DX Number: CX10104

Phone: +64 9 632 9400

Fax:+64 9 632 9401

Tāmaki Herenga Tāngata (north and northwest)

Director of Education for Tāmaki Herenga Tāngata: Tanya Harvey

Email: enquiries.auckland@education.govt.nz

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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

Waikato

Director of Education for Waikato: Marcus Freke

Email: enquiries.hamilton@education.govt.nz

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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, Waiariki (including Rotorua and Taupō): Tui Rolleston 

Email: enquiries.BoP-Waiariki@education.govt.nz

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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

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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 (NZ only): 0508 757 575

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 (NZ only): 0508 656 565

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

Director of Education for Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū: Marlene Clarkson

Email: enquiries.whanganui@education.govt.nz

Freephone (NZ only): 0800 333 032

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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

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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

Paraparaumu office

44 Ihakara Street
Paraparaumu 5032

PO Box 150
Paraparaumu 5254

DX Number: SX10076

Phone: +64 4 463 1000

Masterton administration hub

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

Email: enquiries.nelson@education.govt.nz

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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

Corner Guinness and Albert 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

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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: bsg.os@education.govt.nz

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Dunedin office

100-104 Stuart Street
Dunedin 9016

Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054

DX Number: YX10126

Phone: +64 3 471 5200

Email: bsg.os@education.govt.nz

Invercargill office

111 Spey Street
Invercargill 9810

PO Box 887
Invercargill 9840

DX Number: YX10209

Phone: +64 3 211 8000

Email: bsg.os@education.govt.nz

Balclutha centre

Private Bag 1971
Dunedin 9054

DX Number: YX10126

Phone: +64 3 471 5200

Email: bsg.os@education.govt.nz

Southern Lakes centre

Barry Avenue (Behind Cromwell College)
Cromwell 9310

PO Box 142
Cromwell 9342

DX Number ZX10311 

Phone: +64 3 445 3750

Email: bsg.os@education.govt.nz

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Freephone (NZ only): 0800 848 326

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