The New Zealand  

Mãori Council

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.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

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MATTHEW TUKAKI

Executive Director

Matthew Tukaki is the Executive Director of the Council, Member of the National Executive and Chair of Auckland District

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Roimata Minhinick

National Executive Member

Roimata is a member of the National Executive of the Council and holds the portfolios of Justice, Law and Corrections, Climate Change & Environment. Roimata is also Chair of the Tamaki Ki Te Tonga District of the Council

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Wiremu Puriri

National Executive Member

Wiremu is a member of the National Executive of the Council and Chair of the Council's Legal Committee. Wiremu is Chair of the Tai Tokerau District of Council

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Raewyn Harrison

National Executive Member

Raewyn is a member of the National Executive and Chair of the National Taskforce for Education

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HENARE MASON

Chairman

Henare Mason is the Chair of Council (November 2019 - ), member of the National Executive and representative from Te Arawa

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Ngaio Te Ua

National Executive Member

Ngaio is a member of the National Executive and is responsible for Housing. Ngaio is passionate about a range of kaupapa issues from the environemnt to Te Reo Maori. Ngaio is a member of the Te Waipounamu District

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Tane Cook

National Executive Member

Tane is a member of the National Executive of the New Zealand Maori Council and Chair of the National Taskforce for Community and Culture

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Ewen Paynter

Treasurer

Ewen is the national Treasurer of the New Zealand Maori Council