The Board’s mission is to advance the interests of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau by:

  • Helping Auckland Council to make decisions, perform functions and exercise powers that improve outcomes for Māori
  • Promoting cultural, economic, environmental and social issues of significance to Māori.

The Board also ensures that Auckland Council acts in accordance with statutory provisions relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Board works widely and collaboratively to advance Māori interests, however the Board is not a substitute for direct engagement and consultation with mana whenua and mātāwaka in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Board’s work programmes currently include:

Schedule of Issues of Significance
The key issues to Māori which helps guide and
prioritise our work.

The Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau
A 30-year blueprint for improving Māori wellbeing
and development.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Audit
An assessment of council’s performance to help it understand its state of compliance to improve
Māori outcomes.