There is a PPTA branch in every school, which means your branch representatives are the everyday contact for most members.
Field officers are another point of contact for information, advice, or support with workplace issues; see below or click here for your region's field officer contact details.
The field service provides advice and support for regions, branches and individual members and is run out of regional offices located in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Their functions include:
- assisting members in resolving workplace issues
- delivering membership education courses and seminars
- advocating for members with the Teaching Council
Te mataroa work to assist those wanting support in a Māori context.
Membership enquiries: email our membership team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
'Intention to join the union' forms: please send these to our membership team (email@example.com)
Media enquiries: email Philippa Lagan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her on 021 548 357
Other enquiries: contact our national office by:
Postal address is:
PPTA National Office
P O Box 2119
Level 5, 60 Willis Street
Note: During the school holidays phone your local field office (and the phone will divert to the duty staff), email email@example.com,or call 0800 630 400.
Regions: Auckland; East Coast, Upper, Central, and Lower Northland
David Fowlie (Auckland region)
Roy Fletcher (Auckland region)
Kendra Greenwood (Auckland and Northland region)
Michael Cabral-Tarry (Auckland and the following Counties Manukau schools: Manurewa High School, Manurewa Intermediate, Alfriston College and James Cook High School.
Gavin Kay (Auckland, East Coast region)
Ph: 09 815 8610
Fax: 09 815 8612
Postal Address: PO Box 52006, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
Street address: 4 Western Springs Road, Morningside, Auckland
Regions: Central Plateau, Hauraki-Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty and Counties-Manukau
Jason Smythe (Bay of Plenty and Western Bay of Plenty regions)
Kathleen West (Counties Manukau (except Manurewa High School, Manurewa Intermediate, Alfriston College and James Cook High School), Central Plateau regions and the following Waikato schools: Huntly College, Morrinsville College, Otorohanga College, Otorohanga South School, Rototuna Junior and Senior High, St Johns College, Te Kuiti High School and Te Wharekura o Maniapoto)
Fiona Wolff: Waikato (except Morrinsville College, Otorohanga College, Otorohanga South School, Rototuna Junior and Senior High, St Johns College, Te Kauwhata College, Te Kuiti High School and Te Wharekura o Maniapoto) and Hauraki-Coromandel Regions.
Ph: 07 849 0168
Fax: 07 849 1794
Postal Address: PO Box 20 294, Hamilton 3241
Street address: Level 1, 650 Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton
Regions: Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough
Derek Morris: Hutt Valley, Nelson and Wairarapa regions.
Rochelle Shadbolt: Hawkes Bay region, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, and the following Manawatū-Whanganui schools: Awatapu College, Central Regional Health School (Palmerston North), Cornerstone Christian School, Dannevirke High School, Freyberg High School, Mana Tamariki, Manukura, Monrad – Te Kura Waenga o Tirohanga, Palmerston North Intermediate, Queen Elizabeth College, St. Peter’s College (Palmerston North), Tai Wananga Tu Toa, Tararua College, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tamaki Nui a Rua, Totara College of Accelerated Learning.
Ahmad Osama: Wellington (except Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu) and Marlborough regions
Rachel Burnett: Taranaki and Manawatū-Whanganui regions (except the schools Rochelle covers)
Ph: 06 358 4036
Fax: 06 358 4055
Postal Address: PO Box 168, Palmerston North 4440
Street Address: Level 2, Cnr The Square and 359 Main Street, PO Box 168, Palmerston North 4440
Regions: West Coast, Canterbury, and Aoraki
Jo Martin: Canterbury, Invercargill
Marie Blackley: Canterbury, Aoraki
James Morris: Canterbury, West Coast
Ph:03 366 6524
Postal Address: PO Box 5032, Papanui, Christchurch 8542
Street Address: Level 1, 501 Papanui Rd, Cnr Harewood and Papanui Roads, access via RSA car park
Regions: Otago and Southland
Roger Tobin: Otago and Southland, but not Invercargill
Jo Martin: Invercargill (works out of Christchurch office)
Ph: 03 477 1311
Fax: 03 477 1804
Postal Address: PO Box 1561, Dunedin 9054
Street Address: Level 1 Queens Garden Court, 3 Crawford Street, Dunedin