|Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake|
|Te Huarahi members|
Te Huarahi’s role is to advise Mäori members and to act as a channel for their concerns; to consider and represent those concerns to Executive; and liaise with Mäori members, particularly the regional Te Reo-ä-Rohe network. Te Huarahi has responsibility for making decisions which impact on Mäori members.
Te Huarahi is the national Mäori body elected on an iwi geographical basis by Maori members of the Association (Rule 75). Te Huarahi annually elects three of its current members to serve on the national Executive.
Where Executive or Te Huarahi wishes to resolve a question about Ngä Take Māori, a group consisting of Te Huarahi’s representatives and an equal number of Executive members meet to find an appropriate solution.
Members of Te Huarahi are elected by members on PPTA’s Mäori electoral roll to represent the following tribal areas: Taitokerau,
Tamaki Makaurau, Waikato, Mataatua/Te Arawa, Tai Rawhiti, Taranaki/Whanganui, Horowhenua/Manawatu, Ngati Kahungunu, Whanganui-a-tara,
Otepoti/Murihiku, Waitaha, Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui.
Kaumatua and Whaea
The Kaumätua and Whaea are chosen by Te Huarahi to assist and upport Association matters and are entitled to participate in all aspects of the Association.