Māori Heritage Council
Te Kaunihera Māori o te Pouhere Taonga
The Māori Heritage Council assists Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in developing and reflecting a bicultural view in the exercise of its powers and functions. It advocates for the interests of Pouhere Taonga and Council in so far as they relate to Māori heritage at any public or Māori forum.
The functions of the Māori Heritage Council include:
- ensuring that Pouhere Taonga’s protection of heritage places and areas meet the needs of Māori
- assisting Pouhere Taonga to develop and reflect a bicultural view in the exercise of its powers and functions
- providing assistance to whānau, hapū and iwi in the preservation and management of their heritage resources
- consideration of recommendations in relation to archaeological sites
- making decisions about the registration/entries on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero of wāhi tapu, wāhi tapu areas, and wāhi tupuna.
- advocacy of the interests of Pouhere Taonga and Council so far as they relate to Māori heritage at any public or Māori forum.
The members of the Maori Heritage Council are:
- Sir John Clarke KNZM CNZM (Chair)
- Chris Cochran MNZM
- Dame Naida Glavish DNZM ONZM
- Rebecca (Liz) Mellish MNZM
- Patrick McGarvey
- Kim Ngarimu
- Sir Pita Sharples KNZM CBE
- Paul White.