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.
Chief Ombudsman and Chair
Dame Naida Glavish
Chief Advisor, Tikanga, Waitematā DHB
Lady Tureiti Moxon
Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu
Chief Executive, Te Kōhao Health
Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi
Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu
Chair, Ngāti Kahungunu
Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga
Executive adviser, iwi and government
Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu
Lead/Manager, Statutory Entities, Te Puni Kōkiri
Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia
Rangatahi Lead, Maihi Karauna/Maihi Māori