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The Tūpuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is the statutory authority established under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 to govern the fourteen Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. The inaugural hui was held in November 2014. 

The Authority represents a new era in the governance and management of the Tūpuna Maunga, ensuring that Mana Whenua world views, priorities and strong living connections, and continued public access that all communities have with these special places, is woven into their unified and cohesive long term care.

The Authority is comprised of equal membership from Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and Auckland Council.

The Authority is independent of Auckland Council and has its own decision- making powers and functions. Auckland Council is responsible for the routine management of the Maunga under the direction of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and the Authority is seen as a tangible expression of the spirit of partnership between Ngā Mana Whenua and Auckland Council.



The members of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority are: 

Mana Whenua

Auckland Council

Paul Majurey
Marutūāhu Rōpū

Toni van Tonder
Deputy Chair
Chair, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

Tania Tarawa
Marutūāhu Rōpū

Christine Fletcher
Ward Councillor, Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa

Ngarimu Blair 
Ngāti Whātua Rōpū

Kerrin Leoni
Ward Councillor, Whau

Clay Hawke
Ngāti Whātua Rōpū

Ken Turner
Ward Councillor, Waitākere

Karen Wilson
Waiohua Tāmaki Rōpū

Tauanu'u Nick Bakulich
Chair, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board

Josie Smith    
Waiohua Tāmaki Rōpū

Nerrisa Henry
Member, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board



The Tūpuna Maunga Authority holds regular hui.


The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has scheduled the following hui in 2024:

  • 25 March
  • 20 May
  • 29 July
  • 9 September
  • 21 October
  • 25 November

The venues and hui start times are determined closer to the hui date and are publicly notified in the New Zealand Herald.



Hui Agenda and Minutes for the last 12 months are available for download below. 

Documents for earlier hui can be found here.




Find Tūpuna Maunga Authority hui recordings on our YouTube channel. Note not all of our hui are recorded.



If you are a news reporter and have a media enquiry, please email [email protected]

The Tūpuna Taonga Trust

Under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014, ownership of the fourteen Tūpuna Maunga was transferred to the thirteen iwi/hapū of Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Tūpuna Taonga Trust is the legal entity set up to receive the cultural redress over these maunga on behalf of the thirteen iwi/hapū.

The Tūpuna Maunga are held by the Tūpuna Taonga Trust for the common benefit of the iwi/hapū and the people of Auckland.

The Trust has an overseeing role in the governance of the Tūpuna Maunga, ensuring they are managed in a manner consistent with the agreed Values identified in the Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan, and that there is no further degradation or permanent loss of these important sites.

A primary focus of the Trust is the enduring protection and appropriate use of the Tūpuna Maunga for generations to come.