Our Team

32The NZ Māori Council is spearheaded by elected representatives from each Māori District.  From within this national body, representatives are elected onto the Executive Team to advance the vision, mission and goals of the NZ Māori Council within the parameters of the Maori Community Development Act 1962.

The Executive Roles

Honorary President
NZ Māori Council have an Honorary President’s position which is reserved for the Council’s Senior Statesmen.

The chair has the powers necessary to promote and advance the general functions of the New Zealand Māori Council and the efficient operation of the Māori Associations under the Community Development Act 1962, provided, that he is at all times be subject to such directions as the Council may give on any particular matter.

Chair :
Sir Taihakurei (Eddie) Durie

Deputy Chair :
Owen Lloyd

Executive Members :
Rev Harvey Ruru
John Hooker
Ngaio Te Ua
Rudy Taylor
Tamati Cairns