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Māori Outcomes Department

Ngā Mātārae

Ngā Mātārae helps us deliver on Māori Outcomes across the Auckland Council group.

​Ngā Mātārae is the Māori Outcomes department at Auckland Council.

It is led by Acting General Manager- Māori Outcomes Lou-Ann Ballantyne.

The role of Ngā Mātārae

Ngā Mātārae supports the council group (including council-controlled organisations) to deliver on Māori outcomes by:

  • setting strategic direction
  • enhancing organisational capability, systems, processes and performance
  • facilitating strategic relationships and Māori participation in decision-making.

This work is guided by our Māori Outcomes Performance Measurement Framework Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau.

What the name Ngā Mātārae means

Ngā Mātārae refers to the prominent landmarks, particularly the maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau that are symbolic of the mana whenua groups affiliated to them.

Structure of Ngā Mātārae

Ngā Mātārae is focused on strategy and relationships and Māori Outcomes Leads who sit in the divisions of :

  • Group Services
  • Chief Planning Office
  • Community and Customer Services
  • Regulatory
  • Infrastructure and Environmental Services.

Our commitment to Māori

Auckland Council is committed to meeting its legal obligations to Māori, including responsibilities derived from Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We outline our commitment to Māori through our key strategic planning documents:

We work alongside 19 council-recognised mana whenua iwi/hapῡ.

Tāmaki Makaurau is also home to a large group of urban Māori who are mainly live in south and west Auckland.

Māori Outcomes Report

Auckland Council Group produces an annual Māori Outcomes Report.
Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau Ngā Huanga Māori - Auckland Council Group Māori Outcomes Report 2019-2020 speaks to how we have responded to challenges and showcases achievements and progress over the financial year.

Get a copy of the report