The Kaumātua forum provides an opportunity for Kuia and Koroua of Tauranga Moana to raise issues and concerns with the Mayor, Chief Executive and staff (Rangatira ki te Rangatira).
The other purpose of the Kaumātua Forum is to offer an opportunity for Kuia and Koroua of Tauranga Moana to be updated on Council projects that have been identified as significant to them such as the Tauranga Heritage Collection. The Kaumātua Forum also provides a reference forum to Council’s Te Pou Takawaenga and to the Cultural Heritage Manager of the Tauranga Heritage Collection on tikanga and kawa relating to ngā iwi me ngā hapū o Tauranga Moana.
Membership is open to any person of Kaumātua status in and around Tauranga Moana.
Mererina Murray, Manager, Te Pou Takawaenga
Dean Flavell, Cultural Heritage Manager (Tauranga Heritage Collection)
Meeting format and frequency
The meetings are generally chaired by the Te Pou Takawaenga and supported by the Cultural Heritage Manager of the Tauranga Heritage Collection.
Meetings are held three times a year or when required.
Last Reviewed: 22/04/2020