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]

Tai Tokerau

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: +64 9 436 8900
Fax: +64 9 436 8902
Kerikeri Centre
9 Hobson Avenue
PO Box 797
Kerikeri 0245
Phone: +64 9 407 4880
Fax: +64 9 407 6263
Kaitaia Centre
1st Floor
1 Melba Street
PO Box 580
Kaitaia 0441
Phone: +64 9 408 6944
Fax: +64 9 408 6261

Auckland

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

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

PO Box 305160,
Triton Plaza,
North Shore City 0757
Phone: +64 9 487 1100
Fax: +64 9 487 1187
West Auckland Centre
10 Montel Avenue
Waitakere City
PO Box 21 057,
Henderson,
Waitakere City 0650
Phone: +64 9 632 0390
Fax: +64 9 836 6620
Manukau office
Unit I, 16 Bishop Dunn Place
Botany South
PO Box 217046,
Botany Junction,
Manukau 2164
Phone: +64 9 265 3000
Fax: +64 9 265 3199

Waikato

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

PO Box 774
Hamilton 3240

DX Number: GX10047

Phone: +64 7 850 8880
Fax: +64 7 850 8998
Thames Centre
404 Queen Street
Thames
PO Box 386
Thames 3540
Phone: +64 7 867 9520
Fax: +64 7 868 7641
Taumarunui Centre
C/- Taumarunui Primary School
Hakiaha Street
Taumarunui
PO Box 215
Taumaranui 3946
Phone: +64 7 895 5453
Fax: +64 7 895 5453
Tokoroa Centre
32-34 Bridge Street
Tokoroa
PO Box 392
Tokoroa 3444
Phone: +64 7 886 7222
Fax: +64 7 886 7222

Bay of Plenty, Waiariki

Director of Education for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupō: Ezra Schuster
Email: enquiries.BoP-Waiariki@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: +64 7 349 7399
Fax: +64 7 349 7398
Bay of Plenty East office
132 First Avenue
Tauranga 3110
PO Box 15564
Tauranga 3144
Phone: +64 7 571 7800
Fax: +64 7 571 7864
Whakatane Centre
Shelby House
22 Louvain Street
Whakatane 3120
Shelby House
22 Louvain Street,
Whakatane 3120
Phone: +64 7 306 2500
Fax: +64 7 308 5648
Taupō Centre
Totara Park
31 Totara Street
Taupō
PO Box 986
Taupō 3330
Phone: +64 7 376 1870 
Fax: +64 7 377 2598

Hawkes 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: +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)
Email: moe.gisborne@education.govt.nz

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

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: +64 6 349 6300
Fax: +64 6 349 6301
Taranaki office
37 Dawson Street
Dawson House
New Plymouth 4310
PO Box 8158,
New Plymouth 4342
Phone: 06 757 6400

Hawera centre
c/o Child Youth and Family Office
242 High Street
Hawera
PO Box 8158,
New Plymouth 4342
Phone: +64 6 757 6400
Fax: +64 6 758 4135
Freephone 0800 333 032 (NZ only)
Palmerston North office
1-3 Oxford Street,
(Corner of Ferguson and Oxford Streets)
Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 1154,
Palmerston North 4440
Phone: +64 6 350 9850
Fax: +64 6 355 0503

Wellington

Director of Education for Wellington: Erika Ross
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: +64 4 463 8699
Fax: +64 04 463 8698
Horowhenua/Kapiti centre
At Otaki College
(First building on right through main gate)
Mill Road
Otaki
PO Box 9, Otaki 5542 Phone: +64 6 364 0840
Fax: +64 6 364 0864
Masterton centre
49 Lincoln Road
Masterton 5810
PO Box 862,
Masterton 5840
Phone: +64 6 370 5510
Fax: +64 6 378 9573
Porirua centre
Level 1, 7 Heriot Drive
Porirua 5022
PO Box 50 136,
Porirua 5240
Phone: +64 4 463 4800
Fax: +64 4 237 5808

Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast 

Director of Education for Nelson, Marlborough, West coast: Derek Lucić
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: +64 3 546 3470
Fax: +64 3 539 1501
Blenheim centre
18 Stephenson Street
Blenheim 7201
PO Box 826,
Blenheim 7240
Phone: +64 3 579 1870
Fax: +64 3 578 1860
Greymouth centre
Blanchfield House
(Corner of Guinness and Albert Streets)
Greymouth 7805
PO Box 246,
Greymouth 7840
Phone: +64 3 768 2010
Fax: +64 3 768 7750

Westport centre
Westport South School
Derby Street
Westport 7825

PO Box 408,
Westport 7866
Phone: +64 3 789 8998
Fax: +64 3 789 8974
Motueka centre
27B Talbot Street
Motueka 7120
27B Talbot Street,
Motueka 7120

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 receptionPostal addressContact 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
Phone: +64 3 687 2800
Fax: +64 3 687 2829
Ashburton centre
49A Winter Street
Ashburton
49A Winter Street,
Ashburton
Phone: +64 3 308 6908
Fax: +64 3 308 2281

Otago, Southland 

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: +64 3 471 5200
Fax: +64 3 471 5201
Invercargill office
190 Forth Street
Invercargill
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
Phone: +64 3 471 5200
Fax: +64 3 479 0541
Southern Lakes centre
Barry Avenue
Cromwell 9310
PO Box 142,
Cromwell 9342
Phone: +64 3 445 3750
Fax: +64 3 445 1770
Oamaru centre
Oamaru North School
Torridge Street
Oamaru 9400
PO Box 287,
Oamaru 9444
Phone: +64 3 437 2386
Fax: +64 3 437 2553

Further information

Contact our National office

Learning support:
Freephone: 0800 622 222 (NZ only)
Email: learningsupportmailbox@education.govt.nz

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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