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Ki nga whakaeke haumi - 'Align yourself with those who have already banded together'

In 1974 a Commission of Inquiry into Māori Reserved Land, the Sheehan Commission, reported to parliament. The commission was largely concerned with the perpetual leasehold (LIP) dimension of Māori Reserved Land and the associated injustice imposed on Māori Land...

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About Us

Mō FOMA

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Our History

Tāhuhu kōrero

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Business Board

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Me Uru Kahikatea Awards

Roll of Honour

 003 
Malcolm Short
Te Arawa 
2015 

 004 
Waka Vercoe
Mataatua 
2015

 005 
Ingrid Collins
Tairawhiti
2016 

 006
Rore Pat Stafford
Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka A Maui
2016

 007
Paul Morgan QSO
Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka A Maui
2017

 008
Joe Everitt
Taitokerau
2017

 009
Tumanako Wereta
Tuwharetoa
2017

 010
Derek Kotuku...

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Membership

Mema

​We have three categories of membership.Māori Authorities – for entities established under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

All other Māori organisations such as iwi, rūnanga, settlement entities and Māori businesses (with Māori having 50 per cent or more shareholdings).

All membership applications will be considered by the Board at their next...

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Save the dates

Ngā kaupapa

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FOMA Innovation

About FOMA Innovation

FOMA Innovation was formed at the last FOMA AGM, its role is to provide though leadership, navigation and ultimately seek change in the science system to be more for FOMA Members. FOMA Innovation will focus on six key elements, being:

· WHAKAPUTANGA - Access and Influence

· TAIAO - Land, Water, Atmosphere, and Energy...

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Resources & Publications

Rauimi me ngā Whakaputanga

* This area is for members only. Please contact natalie@foma.org.nz for access details.

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Contact

Whakapā

For more information contact:

Business Support, Natalie on 022 043 6107

Federation of Māori Authorities

Berl House, Level 2, 108 The Terrace,

Wellington 6011, New Zealand.

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Events

Solutions Lab Co-design

FOMA Innovation Friday 29 November 2019

What is the Solutions Lab:

In a nut shell so often we are busy in our day to day activities that we don’t spend enough time with and eye for the future and the issues affecting our activities. The purpose of the Solutions Lab is to have customer lead innovation and connection with the science sector (CRI’s and Science system), in this case the...

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Huihuinga Wahine - Māori Women's Leadership Summit

Thursday 2 July 2020

FOMA hosts wahine from across Aotearoa and internationally in executive leadership roles as well as our wahine whom are aspiring leaders in their communities to this one-day summit to discuss economic and commercial matters of interest and importance to Maori Women Leaders.

Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women's Leadership Summit is held first Thursday...

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FOMA33

Friday 25 September 2020 - Saturday 26 September 2020

The FOMA Conference is one of the biggest and the longest running Conference on the Māori Economic calendar. It is an event where Māori businesses gather to share knowledge, discuss economic issues and network. FOMA celebrates years of its contribution to the Maori economy; to our national and international economy that we know today.

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FOMA AGM 2020

Friday 25 September 2020

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Executive Committee

Traci Houpapa, MNZM JP

Traci Houpapa, MNZM JP

CHAIRMAN TAINU

Traci Houpapa MNZM JP, Chairman - Tainui is an award winning company director and recognised business leader. Traci serves on a number of companies including The Treasury, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan NZ Forest Investment, Predator Free 2050, Primary ITO and the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women. Traci has an MBA from Massey...

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Liz Mellish MNZM

Liz Mellish MNZM

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN | TE UPOKO O TE IKA A MAUI

Liz Mellish MNZM, Deputy Chairman - Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui chairs Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, a trustee of Te Wharewaka O Poneke and a director on Te Wharewaka O Poneke Ltd. She also serves on the Maori Heritage Council, Metlifecare Ltd Palmerston North and the Lux Light Festival. Liz has an accomplished business career spanning over...

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Dr Riri Ellis

Dr Riri Ellis

MATAATUA

Dr Riri Ellis - Mataatua is the longest serving trustee of Ngai Tukairangi Trust, the biggest Maori kiwifruit exporter in NZ, currently ranked ninth on the Zespri shareholder database and the largest shareholder of Te Awanui Hukapak Ltd. She also serves on the Bay of Plenty Maori Advisory Committee, Bay Connections and Miro Ltd. Riri is an alumni...

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Hayden Swann

Hayden Swann

TAIRAWHITI

Hayden Swann - Tairawhiti is the Principal of Makaraka School and chairs Mangaotane Farm Trust and serves on Pakarae A and Other Blocks, Whangara Farms Partnership, the Poverty Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Association, the Poverty Bay Rugby Union Executive Board and the Turanganui Schools Kapa Haka Festival Committee. Hayden holds a Bachelor of...

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George Riley

George Riley

TAITOKERAU

George Riley – Taitokerau is the General Manager Maori Economic Development at Northland Inc, the Economic Development Agency for Tai Tokerau. He hold governance roles at Leadership New Zealand and Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Ahu Whenua Trust. Previous roles include teaching mathematics and science, Fisheries Surveillance Officer, Pou Hononga Iwi...

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Johnny McGregor

Johnny McGregor

TE TAU IHU O TE WAKA A MAUI

Johnny is a director on Wakatū Incorporation, sitting on the audit and risk, and human resources committees, and is a director on Kono and the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge. Johnny’s previous roles include CE of an international consulting company for 12 years working in Asia, the Middle East-GCC, Pacific and North America for the...

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Maria Pera

Maria Pera

TE WAIPOUNAMU

Maria was the Awarua Runanga representative to the inaugural board Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu and served her people in that role until recently stepping down. Maria has served as a ministerial appointed member to several boards including the New Zealand Parole Board, District Health Boards, and local Prison committees. Maria chaired the Treaty Tribes...

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Jim Edmonds

Jim Edmonds

AOTEA

Jim is on the board of the Morikaunui Inc. and Atihau Whanganui Inc. As a descendant from Aotea, Mataatua, Takitimu, Tainui and Kurahaupo waka, Jim takes an active interest in these histories and traditions. A long time FOMA member, Jim has extensive farming experience and is actively interested in the convergence of business principles and...

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Frankie Taituma

Frankie Taituma

TUWHARETOA

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Geoff Rolleston

Geoff Rolleston

TE ARAWA

Geoff Rolleston has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of senior management and governance roles in the Māori, community, and private sectors. This has spanned several industries including forestry, dairy, mixed livestock, tourism, horticulture and construction. He has extensive networks both on and offshore and has spent time travelling...

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Anne Carter

Anne Carter

TAKITIMU

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa. Anne Carter has been a Director of the Wairarapa Moana Incorporation since October 2014. Wairarapa Moana Incorporation represent 3,500 Māori owners of 11,000 hectares of Dairy, Forestry, and property holdings at Mangakino in the South Waikato. The Incorporation’s assets are valued at over $272 million. Wairarapa...

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Our Work Programmes

Case Study Forestry

Forestry

FOMA member says the idea of national FOMA was to collectivise Maori interests, share information, and create scale and opportunities to influence change for the betterment of members.

Case Study Horticulture

Horticulture

FOMA has had a cohort of members involved in horticulture for many years, and over 30 years the federation's interest in horticulture has increased.

Case Study Honey

Honey

Manuka's transition from firewood to a honey supply is providing a valuable commodity for Maori land block owners.

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