Expression of Interest for nomination for one new member from Ngāti Whātua Orākei to join the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Taumata-ā-Iwi.
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is seeking an expression of interest for an additional representative from each of the three mana whenua iwi including Ngāti Whātua Orākei, to join the Taumata-ā-Iwi.
Three nominations from each mana whenua iwi will be sought. The Taumata-ā-Iwi will review these three nominees against existing identified skillsets and principles. The Taumata-ā-Iwi will then recommend one nominee from Ngāti Whātua Orākei to the Auckland Museum Trust Board who will confirm the final appointments in accordance with their mandate in the 1996 Act.
Ko wai te Tāmaki Paenga Hira Taumata-ā-Iwi?
Tāmaki Paenga Hira is governed by the Auckland Museum Trust Board whose duties, functions and powers, and responsibilities to ten statutory objectives set out in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996 (the 1996 Act). Paramount amongst its responsibilities is kaitiakitanga of the Museum, its extensive collections of taonga – treasures and scientific materials – and its people.
The 1996 Act also established the Taumata-ā-Iwi, a committee to advise the Trust Board from a Māori and iwi perspective. The Taumata-ā-Iwi reviews policies and makes recommendations to the Trust Board in order to ensure that Māori and iwi values and perspectives are represented and upheld. It also ensures that the Trust Board and Museum policies fulfil obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and duties set out in the 1996 Act. In addition, the Taumata-ā-Iwi advises the Trust Board and staff on engagements with other Iwi and hapu.
Taumata-ā-Iwi membership is founded upon the principle of mana whenua (customary authority from and for ancestral land) and the pre-Treaty alliance and relationship established between Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Pāoa and Waikato in Tāmaki. The Museum recognises the importance of the Taumata-ā-Iwi supporting the Museum’s approach to iwi engagement. The Maunga Authority is comprised of equal representatives from Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and Auckland Council, together with Crown (non-voting) representation.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is currently represented by Matua Danny Tumahai, Whaea Te Hei Tamaariki and Precious Clark who is current Chairperson.
Skills and Experience Required
• Strong connection to their Iwi that allows the person to uphold the mana of their Iwi
• Practitioner of tikanga, speaker of Te Reo Māori with knowledge of whakapapa
• Experience of leading in a bicultural environment
• Ability to think critically, with governance experience
• Ability to broker relationships and influence others for outcomes
How to Apply
Expressions of Interest are open from Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 and close Tuesday,28th September 2021. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
Please note, applications will only be accepted from registered members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.