About us

New Zealand Māori Council has a proud history when it comes to the Auckland District. For decades Maori have been heavily engaged in all aspects of community development, social and economic development. The NZ Māori Council have a proud 50 year record advocating for Māori interests.  We have continued to challenge the governments to protect Treaty rights by exerting significant pressure to implement policies that further partnership, protect, consultation and compensation for Māori. he New Zealand Maori Council also, Te Kaunihera Maori o Aoteaora, was created by the Maori Welfare Act 1962 (renamed the Maori Community Development Act 1962 by the Maori Purposes Act 1979). It is formed from an executive and representatives from 16 District Māori Councils. Currently the executive committee is chaired by Sir Taihaikurei Edward Durie. The Council has advocated for Maori interests for over 50 years including involvement in a number of Treaty of Waitangi disputes, representing Māori who wish to be dealt with altogether, rather than iwi by iwi; it frequently acts as the legal entity representing disparate groups of iwi and hapū.

The Auckland District is Chaired by Matthew Tukaki and represented by an executive drawn from smaller committees. 

Our Executive Team.

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Matthew Tukaki, Chairman

Matthew is Chairman of the Auckland District Māori Council and a member of the National Executive. Matthew is a member fo the Auckland Wananga Maori Committee and also a member of the Central Auckland Executive. Matthew is of Ngai Te Rangi descent.

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Raewyn Harrison

Raewyn is a member of the Auckland District Māori Council and a member of the National Executive. Raewyn is also a member of the North Shore Executive Maori Committee and a member of Te Raki Paewhenua Maori Committee

Murray Painting

Murray is a member of the Auckland District Māori Council Executive and a member of the Te Raki Paewhenua Maori Committee 

Kereama Nathan 

Kereama is a member of the Auckland District Māori Council Executive and a member of the Te Raki Paewhenua Maori Committee 

Maori Committees

Murray is a member of the Auckland District Māori Council Executive and a member of the Te Raki Paewhenua Maori Committee