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NZ Māori Constitutional Review

CrownAt the 2012 triennial hui in Rotorua on 23/24 June, the Council agreed to appoint a body to complete an outline for a statute to revise the Council’s constitution for consideration by the full Council. On 18 July, Council co-chairs met with the Minister of Māori Affairs to discuss planned government consultation on proposed changes to the Māori Community Development Act. The Minister has agreed that consultation on restructuring the New Zealand Māori Council should not proceed until the Council has developed a position on its future. NZMC Executive will discuss this issue at its next meeting on 20 August and prepare a recommendation for the next Council meeting on 15/16 September in Auckland.

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The general functions of the New Zealand Māori Council are set out in the Māori Community Development Act 1962. This Act conveys the Council’s purpose and gives us the framework in which we operate.

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The NZ Māori Council is spearheaded by elected representatives from each Māori District. From within this national body, representatives are elected to advance the goals of the NZ Māori Council.

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  • NZ Māori Council's rich and unique history can be traced back to the Kotahitanga movement and the Māori parliaments in the 1800s.

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