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50 years of Advocating Māori interests

The NZ Māori Council have a proud 50 year record advocating for Māori interests.  We have continued to challenge the governments to protect Treaty rights by exerting significant pressure to implement policies that further partnership, protect, consultation and compensation for Māori.  We have achieved significant results….

To learn more about the Māori Council past and present please view our 2015 information brochures below:
Maori Council Overview_Brochure 50 years of protecting Maori interest
Maori Council Representation Brochure
Maori Council Te Reo_Brochure
Maori Council Water_Policy_Brochure_Feb 15

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About Us

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.

Our Team

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.

Our History

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

  • If you have any information about the history of the NZ Māori Council please contact us here: