Tāmaki Paenga Hira is Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, home to an ongoing remembrance of New Zealand’s service personnel. The Museum is also New Zealand’s oldest research institution, actively contributing to societal and environmental understanding, with an international benchmark-setting focus on indigenous knowledge.  

The Trust Board is a body corporate established under the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996 (the Act), with the responsibility for the maintenance, management, development, ownership and for ensuring adequate funding of the Auckland War Memorial Museum and its contents and for setting the strategic direction.

While the Board is governed by its Charter, the objectives of the Board are prescribed in Section 11 of the Act and the duties, functions and powers of the Board are prescribed in Section 12 of the Act.

The vision for the Museum is He Oranga Tangata Ka Ao – Enriching Lives; Inspiring Discoveries. The principles that guide the Board and Executive are Mana Whenua, Kaitiakitanga, Manaakitanga.

The Board has full commitment to it Five Year Strategic Plan, Future Museum, He Korahi Māori and Teu Le Vā as the key strategic documents guiding all the Museum does.

Click through the below sections to learn about the Museum's governance.