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This page contains information about Te Kārearea, our strategic partnership forum with Māori.
Updated: 12/08/2020 12:30 p.m.

The purpose of the forum is to achieve the vision 'He Whenua Rangatira - Whangarei a district of prosperity, wellbeing and empowered communities'.

Select from the links below to view our guiding principles.

Vision, Mission and Principles [41kb]

Terms of Reference [281kb]

The Kete Rauemi Maori (Maori Resource Kit) summarises the processes of Council, how Council makes decisions and how Maori can influence those.

It provides a high level resource for Maori which is supported by more detailed / statutory resources such as Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028, Fees and Charges 2018-2019 and Te Tai Tokerau Papakainga Toolkit.

It is intended as a starting point for discussion and Council can look at other issue specific resources and toolkits where these would be beneficial for Maori. Click on the link below to download the document.

Kete Rauemi Maori - Maori Resource Kit [1.15mb]

At the September 2015 Te Karearea Strategic Partnership Forum meeting it was decided that it would be a great advantage for  Te Karearea to produce an annual update of activities.

A draft report was prepared which was presented at the February meeting and then adopted in March.  You can view the report below.

2015 Te Karearea Annual Report [1.98mb]

Our Māori Liaison team

Te mahi a te takawaenga Māori  - our function

A integral part of our work is to engage with the Māori community and to build positive relationships between Council, iwi and hāpu. 

Contact us

Te Paetakawaenga Māori - Māori Relationships Manager:
Aperahama Edwards
Phone: +64 9 470 4331 (direct)
Mobile: 027 616 2900

Te Kaitakawaenga Māori - Māori Engagement Officer:
Andre Hemara
Phone: +64 9 430 4242 (direct)
Mobile: 027 333 4214



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