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Auckland War Memorial Museum is governed by the Auckland Museum Trust Board.  The Board's duties, functions and powers, and its responsibilities to ten statutory objectives are set out in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996. Paramount amongst its responsibilities is the trusteeship and guardianship of the Museum, and its extensive collections of treasures and scientific materials.

The Museum´s Act also provides for a Māori Committee known as the Taumata-ā-Iwi.

The Taumata-ā-Iwi is founded upon the principle of mana whenua (customary authority of and over ancestral land), and comprises Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Pāoa and Tainui.  It is responsible for the provision of advice and assistance to the Trust Board in a series of matters set out in the Act.


Ms. Precious Clark (Chair)
Ms. Barbara Moke
Whaea Te Hei Tamaariki
Matua Danny Tumahai
Mr. Pita Turei

He Ara Whaowhia:  Taumata-ā-Iwi Strategy 2020 – 2025

The Taumata-ā-Iwi five year strategy that provides their vision, strategic priorities and flight pathways for Tāmaki Paenga Hira.
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  • Governance principles

    Information about the five governance principles of Taumata-ā-Iwi / Trust Board of the Museum.

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  • Taumata-ā-Iwi Kaupapa

    He whakarāpopoto tenei o ngā Kaupapa a Te Taumata-ā-Iwi ki te whakatū he huarahi ki te tutuki pai i ngā wawata mo ngā iwi Māori o te motu.

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  • Guiding principles

    To continue to foster a beneficial relationship as envisaged by the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996, the Trust Board and the Taumata-ā-Iwi acknowledge the following guiding principles.

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