Te Tini o Porou Conference and accommodation centre is a tribally owned and operated conference and accommodation centre in Kaiti, Gisborne.

Located five minutes from central Gisborne and both Wainui and Waikanae beaches, Te Tini o Porou offers a range of conference, meeting and catering options for your next function, event  or meeting. 

We can also provide accommodation onsite, and can host private indoor and outdoor receptions. 

Conference Facilities 

Te Tini o Porou is available for large and small group bookings. 

  • Ikaroa a Rauru –  Can host 15-20 people
  • Nukutere – host 25 comfortably, or 50 people theatre style
  • Whangaia te Iwi – largest of our conference facilities and also used as a dining room. Will comfortable fit 150 people at tables.

To make a booking request to use our Conference Facilities download the Venue Booking Request form, complete and return to bookings@tronp.org.nz

Maunga Hikurangi Experience

To combine your event with an authentic Ngati Porou experience, talk to us about tailored tours for your group. In 2018, Ngati Porou created Ngati Porou Tourism to let more people visit their scared maunga.  Ngati Porou Tourism is the only commercial operator with permission to provide guided tours of Maunga Hikurangi.  Head to their website to find out more information Maunga Hikurangi

The story behind Te Tini o Porou

In June 2014 the iconic Gisborne Hotel was purchased by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou as a place that will become a central hub for the Iwi, offering a range of commercial, educational and community services. 

A building which formerly housed a liquor outlet was also included as part of the sale and will be turned into a sport and recreational facility for rangatahi.

We will be redeveloping parts of the main building to create offices and meetings spaces for Whanau Oranga, our social services division. When the renovations are complete these services will be housed here, providing a one-stop-shop for the wider community. 

Te Tini o Porou can be translated as ‘The many descendants of Porou’. This name was chosen to reflect the myriad services, skills, talents and people who will use the facility. 


Phone: (06) 86 79960 or 0800 NPOROU (0800 67 67 68)
Email: bookings@tronp.org.nz