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Komiti Māori

This committee’s main function is to implement and monitor Council’s legislative obligations to Māori people to ensure and facilitate Māori input into community outcomes and policy development and implementation. It also:

  • Monitors council compliance with its obligations to Māori
  • Helps enhance the Māori people’s ability to contribute to decision-making
  • Advises council on effective ways to engage with Māori
  • Identifies relevant emerging issues for the region relating to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Receives iwi/hapū management plans.

Key committee information

Meetings, agendas and minutes


Date/Te ra  Time/Taima                                          Location/Wahi            Agenda                                                                                                                                             Minutes                                                        
Tuesday 27 February  9.30am

Pukehina Marae, 903 State Highway 2, Pukehina.

Tuesday 24 April  9.30am Venue to be Advised    
Tuesday 19 June  9.30am Venue to be Advised    
Tuesday 21 August  9.30am Venue to be Advised    
Tuesday 9 October 9.30am Venue to be Advised    
Tuesday 4 December  9.30am Venue to be Advised    

 Note: meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.



Date/Te ra Agenda                                                                                                                        Minutes

Friday 3 March

Agenda 2.21MB, pdf

Minutes 88.9KB, pdf

Thursday 27 April

Agenda 2.60MB, pdf

Minutes 209KB, pdf

Tuesday 20 June

Agenda 6.57MB, pdf

Supporting Document - Draft Whakatane District Recovery Plan 1.24MB, pdf


Minutes 110KB, pdf

Wednesday 23 August

 Agenda 3.62MB, pdf  Minutes 135KB, pdf

Tuesday 10 October

 Agenda 3.34MB, pdf  Minutes 145KB, pdf

Tuesday 12 December

 Agenda 8.78MB, pdf Minutes 58KB, pdf 


Previous minutes and agendas

For previous triennium minutes and agendas, please contact the Governance team on the details below.



An e-Panui (regular newsletter) is electronically distributed to iwi Māori in the region. The panui helps to inform iwi, whanau, hapū of news and activities, and to promote the work we do.

Subscribe online to receive news from Komiti Māori or email to be added to the mailing list.

Te rā/Date Description
April 2017 Komiti Māori e-Panui
December 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
November 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
September 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
August 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
April 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
January 2016 Komiti Māori e-Panui
October 2015 Komiti Māori e-Panui
August 2015 Komiti Māori e-Panui
June 2015 Komiti Māori e-Panui
May 2015 Komiti Māori e-Panui


Committee Membership

Chair - Councillor A Tahana

Deputy Chair - Councillor T Marr

Councillors - W Clark, D Love, L Thurston, M McDonald.

Ex-officio - Chairman D Leeder


Terms of Reference

Komiti Māori Terms of Reference (59.7 KB, PDF) Reviewed and adopted by Council on 15 November 2016.