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Aotea District  Mãori Council 

Kia ora – Welcome to Aotea District Māori Council.

Chair: John Hooker
Deputy Chair: Te Oti Katene
Secretary: Aroha Houston

John Hooker
Carol Te Huna
Pena Hikuwai

Joyce Te Oiroa Luke
Hori Manuirirangi
Rangi Bristol

Aotea District Mãori Council 

The western aspect of the northern Aotea boundary, following the line set by the Māori Land Court, followed the Mokau river from the mouth to its source then cut south around the ranges to Waihaha to move across Lake Taupo.  With the agreement of the Aotea chair this has now been amended to shift Ohura Valley, Tawata and Taumarunui into the Maniapoto District Māori Council in order to strengthen the Maniapoto District and fit with the best road access.  While Aotea has a long association with Taumarunui, Taumarunui has been a meeting place for each of Aotea, Maniapoto and Tuwharetoa.

 

The North Eastern boundary across Lake Taupo and the western boundary with Takitimu District remains as fixed by the Maori Land Court.

 

In addition, Raukawa and Wellington were excised from out of what became the Aotea Māori Land Court district. As a result the southern boundary of Aotea is now the Rangitīkei river from its mouth to the Waitapu stream and thence across the northern boundary of the Waitapu block.