Contact your local PPTA Field Office

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.

Field officers provide the immediate reference point for members and elected officers. Their functions include:

  • to assist individual members to ensure a fair process in resolving workplace issues;
  • to deliver membership education courses and seminars;
  • where necessary, to advocate for members in the Employment Tribunal and before the Employment Relations Authority.

The membership education advisor and mataroa work in conjunction with field officers.

Note: During the school holidays phone your local field office (and the phone will divert to the duty staff) or email

Field office contacts

Deputy General Secretary Membership: Adele Towgood


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

Ph: 09 815 8610 
Fax: 09 815 8612 
Postal Address: PO Box 52 006, Symonds St, Auckland 1150
Street address: 4 Western Springs Road, Morningside, Auckland

Field officers:

David Fowlie (Auckland)

Roy Fletcher (Auckland)

Kendra Greenwood (Auckland, Northland)

Kylee Houpapa (Auckland, Hauraki-Coromandel)

Gavin Kay (Auckland, East Coast)

Kathleen West (Counties Manukau and Central Plateau)


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

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

Field officers:

Bill Anderson (Bay of Plenty)

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

Bill Harris (Waikato)

Gavin Kay (Counties-Manukau)

Palmerston North

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

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

Field officers:

Paul Benefield: Wellington (including Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu)

Derek Morris: Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Nelson

Jan Torrey: Hawkes Bay and Taranaki, Palmerston North Girls' High School

Ahmad Osama: Manawatū-Whanganui (except Palmerston North Girls' High School), and Marlborough


Regions: West Coast, Canterbury, and Aoraki

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  

Field officers:

Jo Martin: Canterbury, Invercargill

Blair O′Brien: Canterbury, West Coast

Marie Blackley: Canterbury, Aoraki


Regions: Otago and Southland

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

Field officers:

Roger Tobin: Otago and Southland, but not Invercargill

Jo Martin: Invercargill


Last modified on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:27