The New Zealand
For the people and by the people
"He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata"
The general functions of the New Zealand Māori Council are set out in the Māori Community Development Act 1962.This Act conveys the Council’s purpose and gives us the framework in which we operate. The Council is made up of sixteen Districts and within those Districts smaller, representative Māori Committees (previously known as Tribal Committees) operate to give voice to local and national issues impacting our people. The Council is elected every three years and includes a Pou, Sir Taihakurei Eddie Durie, Chair, Henare Mason and six additional members of the National Executive.