Contact us

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.

Other contacts

Membership enquiries: email our membership team (membership@ppta.org.nz)

'Intention to join the union' forms: please send these to our membership team (membership@ppta.org.nz)

Media enquiries: email Philippa Lagan (plagan@ppta.org.nz) or call her on 021 548 357

Other enquiries: contact our national office by:

Our postal address is:

PPTA National Office
P O Box 2119
Level 5, 60 Willis Street
Wellington

Field officer contacts

Note: During the school holidays phone your local field office (and the phone will divert to the duty staff), email dutyfo@ppta.org.nz,or call 0800 630 400.

Auckland

Regions: Auckland; East Coast; Hauraki-Coromandel; Upper, Central, and Lower Northland

Field officers:

David Fowlie (Auckland)

Roy Fletcher (Auckland)

Kendra Greenwood (Auckland, Northland)

Kylee Houpapa (Auckland, Hauraki-Coromandel)

Gavin Kay (Auckland, East Coast)

Field office:

Ph: 09 815 8610 
Fax: 09 815 8612 
Email: auckland@ppta.org.nz
Postal Address: PO Box 52 006, Symonds St, Auckland 1150
Street address: 4 Western Springs Road, Morningside, Auckland

Hamilton

Regions: Central Plateau, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty and Counties-Manukau

Field officers:

Jason Smythe (Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty)

Bill Harris (Waikato)

Kathleen West (Counties Manukau and Central Plateau)

Field office:

Ph: 07 849 0168 
Fax: 07 849 1794 
Email: hamilton@ppta.org.nz
Postal Address: PO Box 20 294, Hamilton 3241
Street address: Level 1, 650 Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Palmerston North

Regions: Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Field officers:

Derek Morris: Hutt Valley and Nelson regions, and also Paraparaumu College and Kapiti College

Jan Torrey: Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa regions, and the following Manawatū-Whanganui schools: Dannevirke High School, Feilding High, Palmerston Boys, Palmerston Girls, Rangitikei College, Tararua College

Ahmad Osama: Wellington (including Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu) and Marlborough regions

Rochelle Shadbolt: Taranaki and Manawatū-Whanganui regions (except the schools Jan covers)

Field office:

Ph: 06 358 4036 
Fax: 06 358 4055 
Email: palmerston@ppta.org.nz
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

Christchurch

Regions: West Coast, Canterbury, and Aoraki

Field officers:

Jo Martin: Canterbury, Invercargill

Marie Blackley: Canterbury, Aoraki

James Morris: Canterbury, West Coast

Field office:

Ph:03 366 6524
Email: christchurch@ppta.org.nz
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  

Dunedin

Regions: Otago and Southland

Field officers:

Roger Tobin: Otago and Southland, but not Invercargill

Jo Martin: Invercargill (works out of Christchurch office)

Field office:

Ph: 03 477 1311 
Fax: 03 477 1804 
Email: dunedin@ppta.org.nz
Postal Address: PO Box 1561, Dunedin 9054
Street Address: Level 1 Queens Garden Court, 3 Crawford Street, Dunedin

 

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