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ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF
MĀORI IN TĀMAKI MAKAURAU.

ABOUT US

We promote Economic, Environmental, Social and Cultural issues of significance to Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau with Auckland Council.

  • We are an independent statutory Board established in 2010 under legislation and are based in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Embedding a Māori identity which is Auckland’s point of difference in the world, is what we aspire to.
  • Working with Auckland Council to help fulfil its statutory obligations is what we do on a daily basis.
  • Our mission is to improve Māori well-being for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
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THE BOARD

David Taipari

DAVID TAIPARI

Mr Taipari is Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board. He holds a number of roles relevant to Māori development and local government.  More...
 
Patience Te Ao

PATIENCE TE AO

Ms Te Ao has been involved with the governance of Māori entities for many years. This includes marae development, trust boards, statutory boards and joint committees involving central and local government. More...
 
Anahera Morehu

ANAHERA MOREHU

Ms Morehu was a trustee of the Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Māori Trust Board and the Māori and Pasifika Services Manager at the University of Auckland Library. More...
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    DAVID TAIPARI

    Mr Taipari is Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board. He holds a number of roles relevant to Māori development and local government.  More...
     
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      GLENN WILCOX

    Mr Wilcox is Deputy Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board. Mr Wilcox has been an active participant in the work of the Ngāti Whātua Ngā Rima o Kaipara TrustMore...

     
    JohnTweb

         JOHN TAMIHERE

    Mr Tamihere is currently the Chief Executive of the Waipareira Trust and a talkback host on RadioLive. More...

SECRETARIAT

MEET OUR TEAM

The Board is supported by a small Secretariat based in Auckland which is managed by the Chief Executive Officer.

The Secretariat provides strategic, policy, administrative and communications advice and support for the Board to fulfill its statutory mission and purpose.


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NEWS & EVENTS

BOARD ALLOCATIONS MADE TO COUNCIL COMMITTEES

21 November 2013

The Independent Māori Statutory Board has allocated its board members across 15 of the 19 Auckland Council governing body committees. The board members will sit on these committees for the next three-year term.

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MĀORI NEEDS FACTORED IN BUDGET

26 November 2013

Auckland council’s draft budget will include support for Maori economic development and marae development, in line with recommendations from the Independent Maori Statutory Board.

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THE MĀORI PLAN

Learn out about our 30 year strategy for improving Māori wellbeing - for the benefit of all New Zealanders. Find out the basic Māori values which underpin the plan. See our short series of videos which explain the 'nuts and bolts'.

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Submissions to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan 

Close on 28 February 2014.
 
Mana Whenua and Mataawaka representatives, along with the Independent Māori Statutory Board have been involved in the development of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan over the last two years.  The Board is continuing their involvement and have prepared a submission on the Plan that highlights the ‘big-ticket’ themes and a range of policy and technical improvements.  

This submission is provided to you as a resource to support the preparation of your own submission.  


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MEETINGS : AGENDA & MINUTES

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Under our legislation we are required to convene Board meetings on a regular basis. 
 
Our business Agenda and open Minutes are available for the public record.  Media representatives planning to attend a Board Meeting are asked to liaise with our Senior Communications Manager in the first instance, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
 
If an item of Board business is closed to the public for specific reasons, this will be advised in the business Agenda.

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KEY PROGRAMMES

THE MĀORI PLAN

The Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau is a benchmark setting, comprehensive 30 strategy for improving Māori wellbeing - for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

The plan is founded upon core Māori values.  It was championed by the Board in response to research into Maori economic, environmental, social and cultural spheres in Auckland.  The plan comprises advancement action plans and includes measurement metrics to determine the rate of improvement.  It underpins most of the work we do, every day.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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24.3%

of New Zealand’s Māori population
​ live in the Auckland region
 
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5.9%

Māori business contribution to
New ​Zealand’s GDP… & growing
 
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19

number of Mana Whenua / iwi groups
recognised by Auckland Council
​in Tāmaki Makaurau

$36 billion

2010 asset base of the Māori economy in New Zealand

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MĀORI IN TĀMAKI MAKAURAU | THE AUCKLAND REGION

 
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Mana Whenua

Mana whenua are Mâori with ancestral relationships in certain areas in Tâmaki Makaurau where they exercise customary authority.

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Mataawaka

Mataawaka are Mâori living in the Auckland region whose ancestral links lie outside of Tâmaki Makaurau.

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REPORTS

2012/13 Annual Report

A period of change for Māori in Auckland's local government environment.

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2011/12 Annual Report

Covering governance, Board activity and financial statements.

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Independent Māori Statutory Board
Level 16, 396 Queen Street
Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa
 
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Independent Māori Statutory Board,
Private Bag 92 311, Auckland 1142