Māori Representation


The term of former chair and Crown appointee, Ms Foulkes, is about to expire and government is to appoint a replacement member from 30 September this year. Crown appointee Riki Tau is the current chair and John Wilson is the third Crown appointee.

The three Māori members are appointed by the New Zealand Māori Council and Federation of Māori Authorities acting jointly.  Because the Council and Federation have been unable to agree on appointments all Māori members have been appointed by the High Court.  They are, with their terms of expiry:

  • Paul Majurey term expiring 5 November 2017;
  • Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua term expiring 5 November 2017;
  • Sir Taihākurei Durie term expiring 30 June 2018.

The remaining matter is that the Council and Federation have still to establish a scheme for appointing the Māori appointees.

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