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Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs
Hāpai Hapori Community Operations,
Level 5, 45 Pipitea Street

This office is only open for appointments. Call or email us to book an appointment.

  • Phone: 0800 824 824
  • Email:
  • Post: PO Box 805, Wellington 6140
  • Courier: Level 5, 45 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011

Our Contact Centre is based in Wellington, and there are also two Community Operations teams, with community advisors who work with individuals and community organisations around New Zealand and the Pacific. The Wellington-based teams work closely with the Community Operations' teams around the country, and provide secretariat services and grants or fellowship administration support for:

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Norman Kirk Memorial Trust
  • Pacific Development Conservation Trust
  • Peace and Disarmament Education Trust
  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust
  • Viet Nam Veterans and Their Families Trust

Wellington is also where the secretariat for the Lottery Grants Board is based, along with Community Operations’ Operational Policy and Business Improvement Team and the community advisors who support and administer the Lottery Minister's Discretionary Fund. The Wellington teams also support the committees and grants administration for:

  • Lottery Community: National 
  • Lottery Outdoor Safety
  • Lottery Community Facilities
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage
  • Lottery Significant Projects
  • Lottery Health Research
  • Lottery Community Sector Research
  • Community Leadership Fund
  • Racing Safety Development Fund
  • Disarmament Education UN Implementation Fund

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