Contact us

How to get in touch with the Provincial Development Unit.

General enquiries

Our office

15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

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PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140


In New Zealand, call us for free on 0508 743 473.

Outside New Zealand, call us on +64 9 9521672. Call charges may apply.

We're available to answer calls between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 5:00pm on Friday.

If English isn’t your first language let us know when you call and we’ll use Language Line

If you’re Deaf or hearing impaired, you can use the Video Relay Service to get in touch with us.


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Regional contacts and Senior Regional Advisors

RegionSenior regional officialRegional advisorsPhone contacts
Bay of Plenty  Kay Read  Jocelyn Mikaere 
Ward Tuite 
David Caselli 
(022) 657 6482
(021) 834 184
(021) 822 270
Canterbury  Helen Wyn  Mike Shaffrey  (021) 845 636
Chathams Ben Dalton  Leah MacDonell  (021) 807 674
East Coast / Tairāwhiti Te Rau Kupenga  Apryll Parata 
Mark Feary 
(027) 243 9375
(021) 815 842
Hawkes Bay Carl Crafar  Mark Feary
Cameron Osmond
(021) 815 842
(021) 894 043
Wairarapa /
Karen Adair 
Al Morrison 
Leah MacDonell (021) 807 674
Manawatū / Whanganui Di Grennell  Lafaele Lupo (027) 234 0059
Northland Ben Dalton  -
Otago Karl Cummins  Mark Patterson (021) 860 955
Southland Karl Cummins  Mark Patterson  (021) 860 955
Taranaki Al Morrison  Bridget Sullivan (021) 877 060
Te Tau Ihu Al Morrison  Pip Jamieson (027) 231 0028
Waikato Kathy Mansell  Michelle Paki (027) 278 1336
West Coast Al Morrison  Penny Bicknell 
Mike Shaffrey 
(021) 583 847
(021) 845 636

Official Information Act requests

You can request information from us under the Official Information Act.

Before you ask

You may find the information you need is already publicly available. It may be included on this website, or we may have already answered the same question in another OIA response. Check:

Make a request

Requests should include your name, your postal address or preferred email address, and specific details of the information you want.



Post your request to Ministerial Services, MBIE, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140.

How long will it take?

We will acknowledge your request as soon as practical and respond no later than 20 working days after we receive it.

Sometimes for large requests or those requiring consultation, the Act allows for a time limit extension. If so, we will let you know and give you a specific due date.

Withholding information

We may withhold information for specific reasons. If this occurs, we will explain the reasons why. For more information please refer to sections 6, 9 and 18 of the Official Information Act.


If you are unhappy with our response, contact us in the first instance. You have the right to seek a review of the response by the Ombudsman.


Call the MBIE media line on 027 442 2141 or email our media desk -