New Zealand
Māori Council

Advocating for policy development and community initiatives that contribute to te mana motuhake o te iwi Māori.

Māori Council

The New Zealand Māori Council is a statutory representative body under the Māori Community Development Act 1962. The Act sets out the statutory role of the Council as a natural policy-making body for Māori with regard to the cultural, economic, social and political wellbeing of Māori.

The New Zealand Māori Council advocates Māori policy and supports community initiatives that contribute to te mana motuhake o te iwi Māori.

The New Zealand Māori Council is involved in a wide range of kaupapa, with afocus on giving a voice to Māori communities; negotiating directly with the Crown on issues that impact Māori; providing ledaership in policy devleopment; and supporting Māori community development through community initiatives such as Māori Wardens.

The New Zealnd Māori Council is made up of 48 members, nominated from 16 District Māori Councils. Within these 16 Districts, there are over 120 Māori Committees, which may be organised into clusters as Māori Executives. These Māori Committees provide a representative voice for Māori communites at a marae, papakāinga and hapū level across the country.

An elected Executive Committee of seven members is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the New Zealand Māori Council.

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16 Jul

events

July 16, 2024 – July 24, 2024    
12:00 am
right now we are not running any events,its just for testing purpose
16 Jul

mataraki

July 16, 2024 – July 24, 2024    
12:00 am
right now we are not running any events,its just for testing purpose

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