Independent Māori Statutory Board

Independent Māori Statutory Board

The Māori Statutory Board is independent of the Auckland Council. The board ensures that the council takes the views of Māori into account when making decisions.


What is the board’s purpose?

The purpose of the board is to help Auckland Council make decisions, perform its functions and exercise its powers. To do this, the board:

  • puts forward the cultural, economic, environmental, and social issues that are significant for mana whenua groups and Mātāwaka in Tāmaki Makaurau
  • makes sure that the council complies with statutory provisions that refer to the Treaty of Waitangi.


What does the board do?

The board develops a list of up-to-date and prioritised issues that are significant to Māori in Auckland. This list of issues guides the board in developing its work programme.

The board also:

  • gives advice to Auckland Council about issues that affect Māori in Auckland
  • helps the council create suitable documents and processes to meet its statutory obligations to Māori in Auckland.

The board and the council meet at least four times each year to discuss the council’s performance of its duties.

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