Pūhara Mana Tangata

Pūhara Mana Tangata was established in late 2019 to advise the Chief Ombudsman in their work with Māori.

It is an advisory panel made up of senior and rangatahi leaders from throughout Te Ao Māori.

The panel’s work

They provide guidance on engagement and communications on matters that impacts Māori.

They help promote the role of Ombudsman as independent watchdog for Parliament to wider Māori audiences.

The panel is not directly involved in any investigative work.

What does Pūhara Mana Tangata mean?

Pūhara means watchtower and conveys our role in ensuring fairness for all, particularly Māori.

Mana Kaitiaki refers to the Māori version of the Ombudsman’s name.

Panel members

Peter Boshier

Chief Ombudsman and Chair

Peter Boshier

Dame Naida Glavish

Ngāti Whātua

Chief Advisor, Tikanga, Waitematā DHB

Dame Naida Glavish

Lady Tureiti Moxon

Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu

Chief Executive, Te Kōhao Health

Lady Tureiti Moxon

Arihia Bennett

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi

Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu

Arihia Bennett

Ngahiwi Tomoana

Ngāti Kahungunu

Chair, Ngāti Kahungunu

Ngahiwi Tomoana

Neville Baker

Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga

Executive adviser, iwi and government

Neville Baker

Juscinta Grace

Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu

Lead/Manager, Statutory Entities, Te Puni Kōkiri

Juscinta Grace

Jacob McGregor

Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia

Rangatahi Lead, Maihi Karauna/Maihi Māori

Jacob McGregor

 

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