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Māori CommitteeTe Komiti Māori

The Māori Committee includes both elected councillors and 12 representatives of the four Ngāti Kahungunu Taiwhenua / Executive in this region. The committee makes recommendations to Council on matters of relevance affecting Māori people of the region and helps fulfil the Māori consultative undertaking of Council, particularly with regard to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti O Waitangi).

Terms of Reference




Twelve representatives nominated by the Tangata Whenua, appointed at the first meeting of the Māori Committee each triennium; plus one Proxy representative nominated to attend in an appointee’s absence; being:


Mr Bill Blake
Ms Michelle McIlroy
Mr Adrian Manuel
Ms Kataraina Kawana
Ms Teresa Smith

Kaumatua (Wairoa)
Kahungunu Executive (Wairoa)
Wairoa Taiwhenua
Proxy (Wairoa Taiwhenua)
Proxy (Kahungunu Executive - Wairoa)


Mr Haami Hilton
Mr Michael Paku
Mr Marei Apatu
Ms Joella Brown

Kaumatua (Hastings)
Heretaunga Executive (Hastings)
Heretaunga Taiwhenua (Hastings)
Proxy (Heretaunga Taiwhenua)


Mr Paora Sciascia
Mr Mike Mohi
Mr Brian Gregory
Ms Marge Hape

Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Kaumatua (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Tamatea Taiwhenua (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Proxy (Tamatea)


Mr Peter Eden
Ms Ata Te Tomo
Mr Api Robin
Mr George (Hori) Reti

Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)


Up to three elected members of the Council, being:

Cr Rick Barker, Cr Rex Graham and Cr Fenton Wilson

Meeting Frequency

Bi-monthly, but with the Chairman of the Committee authorised to arrange additional meetings should the need arise

Chair: Mike Mohi

Deputy Chair: Mike Paku

View agendas and minutes online


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