New Zealand Mãori Districts
NZ Māori Council is made up of a collective of Māori Committees within a Māori District. All Māori Districts are required to adhere to the Māori Community Development Act 1962 sec 8-13.
FORMING A NEW MAORI COMMITTE
a) You may notify the local District Māori Council in your area of your intention to establish a new Māori Committee.
b) Confirm the Māori Committee area/boundaries with the District Māori Council.
c) Place a public notice of Māori Committee elections in the local newspaper.
d) The Meetings held are to elect 7 members to constitute each Māori Committee and to appoint 2 members to go forward to the District Māori Council.