Terms of reference

  • To support the University to meet its obligations to acknowledge the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • To advise Council on the appropriateness of relevant sections of the
    Charter, Strategic Plan, Graduate Profile and Council policies in terms of the University's aspirations to partner with Māori and support Māori development.
  • To advise Council on the progress and achievements of the University towards its strategic objectives for Māori.
  • To advise management on operational matters relevant to the delivery on strategic objectives for Māori.
  • To consider and advise appropriate Senate committees, and through them Council, on academic matters that have direct relevance to Māori curriculum content, delivery and research.
  • To provide to Council and senior management such other advice as may be requested from time to time
  • Members (other than ex-officio) to be appointed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori with an alternate able to attend if the representative is unable to attend
  • Membership to be reviewed every three years

The Rūnanga will comply with all University policy as a Committee of Council.

Meetings will be open to all Māori Staff at the University of Auckland and consensus sought on decisions, though only members will be able to vote.

The Rūnanga reports twice yearly to Council.


  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori - Chair
  • Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori, Kaiarataki - Deputy Chair
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Equity – ex officio
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific – ex officio
  • The two co-Presidents of Ngā Tauira Māori

Appointed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori:

  • Waipapa representative
  • Deputy dean/associate dean representative
  • Māori research centre representative
  • Te Mātanga Reo representative
  • Kaiārahi representative

Members and term of office

Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Term of membership
Associate Professor TK Hoskins - Chair Ex-Officio
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori, Kaiarataki
Term of membership
Mr M Steedman, Deputy Chair
Pro Vice-Chancellor Equity
Term of membership
Professor C Stinear
Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific
Term of membership
Associate Professor J Tiatia   Ex-officio
Waipapa Marae
Term of membership
Professor T McIntosh - alternate TBA
Until 31.07.2022
Deputy Dean/Associate Dean Māori
Term of membership
Professor P Reid Te Kupenga Hauora -  (alternate TBA)
Until 31.07.2022
Māori Research Centres
Term of membership
Professor L Nikora Ngā Pae ō te Māramatanga - Dr M Muru-Lanning (alternate) James Henare Māori Research Centre
Until 31.07.2022
Te Mātanga Reo Committee
Term of membership
H Dale (Chair) - Dr S Tamati (alternate)
Until 31.7.2022
Kaiārahi   Term of membership
G Hema, Faculty of Law - C Dunphy (alternate)
Until 31.7.2022
Ngā Tauira Māori   Term of membership
K Tangohau Co-President until 31.12.2023
A Hunia Co-President until 31.12.2023
Rūnanga Secretary
Term of membership
W Phillips
In attendance

Schedule of meetings

Meetings are held on Thursday in The Council Room, Building 105 - 22 Princes Street, Auckland CBD, at 12.00pm on the following dates:

  1. 20.03.2024
  2. 22.05.2024
  3. 24.07.2024
  4. 11.09.2024
  5. 06.11.2024

Please contact the Rūnanga Secretary:

W Phillips
Phone: +64 9 9238166 ext 88166