Contact us

How to get in touch with Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit.

General enquiries

Our office

15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011

Get a map and directions


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 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.


Email us at

Regional contacts

Region Regional advisors Phone contacts
Bay of Plenty / Te Moana-a-Toi

Portia McKenzie

021 849 510

Canterbury / Waitaha Warren Gilbertson 021 857 812
Chathams / Wharekauri Cliff Fuller 021 847 835
East Coast / Tairāwhiti

Shannon Williams

021 838 231 

Hawke's Bay

Cameron Osmond
Kate Jefferd

021 894 043
021 849 467

Kāpiti-Wairarapa Cliff Fuller 021 847 835

Terry Curran
Natasha Morris

029 249 5341
021 807 781

Northland / Te Tai Tokerau

Natasha Clarke-Nathan
Shane Wratt
Vibeke Wright

021 815 994
021 835 275
021 826 843

Otago / Otakau Mark Patterson 021 860 955
Southland / Murihiku Mark Patterson 021 860 955
Taranaki Bridget Sullivan 021 877 060
Te Tau Ihu / Top of the South Warren Gilbertson 021 857 812

Michelle Paki
Ashleigh Turner

027 278 1336 
021 853 734

West Coast / Te Tai Poutini Warren Gilbertson 021 857 812

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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 -

Acknowledgement, logo usage and guidelines

As a condition of getting funding, successful applicants must acknowledge Kānoa – REDIU in signage, printed materials, or at events.

Read our acknowledgement guidelines, and contact us at to discuss.