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Taumata Council

Taumata Council

The Taumata Council consists of Kaumatua and Kuia of Te Uri o Hau who are appointed because of their mana, knowledge and leadership recognised by the people of their marae.

The vision of the Taumata is to Promote and sustain te mana me ona Tikanga o Te Uri o Hau and its mission statement is to educate and empower the well-being and future of Te Uri o Hau.

The Taumata is responsible for;
•    All matters relating to Tikanga,
•    The organisation of traditional marae activities and marae development,
•    The development and maintenance of regular communication with Te Uri o Hau and other Maori
•    Determining disputes as to who is Te Uri o Hau and to which Te Uri o Hau ancestral marae they belong

The Taumata Council promotes awareness of Te Uri o Hau cultural issues and concerns.  They are also responsible for communication with other organisations including government departments.
 
The proceedings of the Taumata Council are open to all Te Uri o Hau.

Matua Ben de Thierry

Matua Ben de Thierry

Taumata Kaunihera (Council) Chairman

Phone: (09) 423 8197

Whaea Hazel Kaio

Whaea Hazel Kaio

Taumata Kaunihera (Council) Secretary

Phone: (09) 431 8566
Email: tahawai@kol.co.nz