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Kia ora – Welcome to Mataatua District Māori Council

On 8 May 2015 Mataatua District Māori Council elections were held. Mataatua District Māori Council Executive are:

  • Chair: Maanu Paul
  • Deputy Chair:  Kahukore Baker
  • Secretary/Treasurer:  David Potter

Appointments to NZMC are:

  • Maanu Paul
  • Kahukore Baker
  • Brian Simpson

Mataatua District Māori Council contact David Potter  email: joos@xtra.co.nz

The Mataatua district boundary is from the Mouth of the Tarawera river up the right bank looking downstream to Kaingaroa Village and east of Kakaramea (Rainbow) maunga south to Tauhara maunga then go east to Tarapounamu maunga continue to Maungapohatu maunga then turn north to Tihirau mauna and the Cape Runaway – the towns of Whakatane Ohope, Murupara, and Opotiki plus the villages of Te Teko, Waiohau, Te Whaiti, Minginui, Ruatahuna, Ruatoki, Waimana, Waiotahi, Torere, Maraenui, Omaio Te Kaha and Waihau Bay are included.  We are bounded on the north by Te Moana a Toi.

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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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