Te Huarahi is the national Māori body elected on an iwi geographical basis by Māori members of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA). Te Huarahi has responsibility for making decisions which impact on Māori members.
As a result of a constitutional change at the 2010 PPTA Annual Conference, Te Huarahi now has twenty members including the new representatives from Whanganui, Awakairangi Wairarapa and Whanganui-a-Tara ki Otaki Huarahi.
Te Huarahi hosted yet another successful Māori Teachers’ Conference, attended in July 2010. This one was the sixteenth and they continue to be enthusiastically supported by members. It was followed by the PPTA-sponsored Ngā Manu Korero speech contest which Te Huarahi organises and promotes.
Te Huarahi welcomed the achievement of relief days for teachers involved in kapa haka which were a result of the 2011 collective agreement settlement.
Politically, Te Huarahi participated in the national Waitangi celebration at Waitangi and keep in regular contact with Maori members of parliament.
Te Huarahi has contributed to the work of reference group for He Kakano, the secondary school pilot on leadership.