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Independent Māori Statutory Board Appointments

The nine members for the next three year term of the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) for Auckland have been appointed by the statutory Selection Body. Their appointments begin on
1 November 2016 and continue to 31 October 2019.

Mana Whenua representatives

David Taipari
Liane Ngamane
Glenn Wilcox
Renata Blair
James Brown
Dennis Kirkwood
Terrence (Mook) Hohneck

Matāwaka representatives

Tau Henare
Tony Kake


Tame Te Rangi, Chair of the Selection Body, said the body is excited by the combination of excellence and leadership represented by the group selected for the next term of the IMSB.

“The comprehensive and transparent selection process undertaken has ensured selections have been made thoroughly and on their merits resulting in high calibre representation for the Mana Whenua and Matāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau,” Te Rangi says.

“It is fundamental to the role of the IMSB that it promotes the issues of significance for the Mana Whenua and Matāwaka of Tāmaki and ensures Auckland Council acts in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Those appointed for this term of the IMSB certainly have all the necessary skills and I am confident they will serve all Māori of Tāmaki Makaurau well over the next three years.

The IMSB acts to ensure Auckland Council takes into account the view of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau when making decisions.  The board works to improve Māori wellbeing and development for the benefit of all New Zealanders, particularly everyone who lives in, or visits, Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 provides for the appointment of a board to promote issues of significance for Mana Whenua and Matāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau.

For more information on the Independent Māori Statutory Board, see www.imsb.maori.nz.



Ko te wāhi ngaro hei tāhuhu, ko Papatūānuku hei tūrangawaewae
E tūohu ana ki te whenua e tangi ana ki ngā hunga kua huri tuara mai
E ngā morehu e ngā uri o ngā kāwai mai i ngā tini kārangaranga
Tēnā anō koutou mai i ngā kāhui mai i ngā wehewehenga o te rohe puta noa.

Anei rā te takitakinga mō te kaupapa kua tohua hei kawe i ngā take a ngāi Māori ki waenga i ngā nekeneke i ngā nukunuku a te Kaunihera-ā-Tāmaki Makaurau me tōna whānuitanga. Ka tukua atu mā koutou anō e tātari e whiriwhiri kei hea pū ā-muri ā-mua rānei o ngā kōrero e whai ake nei. Heoi anō rā mō tēnei wā tēnei te mihi maioha atu tēnā koe arā tēnā anō koutou katoa, kāti ki konei.


The inaugural meeting of the 2016 Selection Body was held on 5 August 2016.

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 establishes the Selection Body and Independent Māori Statutory Board.
A link to the Act can be found here. Relevant sections include Part 1, cl 4 Interpretation, Part 7 cls 81-89, and Schedule 2.

The selection body is established from the first meeting of the persons chosen as mana whenua representatives (cl 2 and cl 4 of Schedule 2 of the Act). Its sole function is to appoint members to the Independent Māori Statutory Board.  Once this function is performed, it ceases to exist.

Clause 2(4) provides that in appointing members to the Board, the selection body must be guided only by the Board’s purpose, functions, and powers. It is not subject to directives from Auckland Council.

The IMSB is made up of seven Mana Whenua representatives and two Matāwaka representatives. You can find more information about the IMSB here.

Appointments.

Mana Whenua

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 provides for the appointment of a board to promote issues of significance for Mana Whenua and Matāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau.

There are specific eligibility criteria as well as attributes and skills that the Selection Body is looking for in appointing the seven Mana Whenua representatives. Click here to find out what these are and to access the nomination documentation.

Matāwaka

There are specific eligibility criteria as well as attributes and skills that the Selection Body is looking for in appointing the Matāwaka representatives. Click here to find out what these are and to access the nomination documentation.

 


 

 


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