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The Federation of Māori Authorities Inc. is a up of a collective of Māori trusts & organisations across Aotearoa. We exist to help our members prosper, grow and achieve greater returns, increasing exports and GDP. We help our Members, regions and communities to prosper and grow. Our contribution makes a difference to the wealth of Aotearoa NZ Inc.
FOMA members represent assets with diversified interests across mixed livestock, dairy, horticulture, property, retirement villages, seafood, investments etc. FOMA members are the largest network of Māori Freehold landowners in Aotearoa NZ.
ME URU KAHIKATEA
Me Uru Kahikatea is our whakatauākī (proverb) symbolising the strength of unity. It’s what guides us and is our philosophical anchor
OUR VISION & MISSION
Our vision is to grow Sustainable Economic Prosperity for our Members, our Communities and Aotearoa New Zealand!
To achieve this we are on a mission to create greater opportunities for our Members to prosper and grow
OUR FOUNDING STORY
In 1974 a Commission of Inquiry into Māori Reserved Land was submitted to parliament concerning the perpetual leasehold (LIP) dimension of Māori Reserved Land and the associated injustice imposed on Māori Land owners.
That inquiry then reached out across all Māori reserved land and a wider tribal community was involved. It was about that time that Sir Hepi Te Heuheu convened us to say we needed a separate organisation as the New Zealand Māori Council would not move, and decided that there should be a group of Māori economic authorities. It was essentially a plan to bring those authorities together and leave the Māori council to play with itself.”
Sir Hepi then gifted the proverbial pepeha – ‘Me Uru Kahikatea’ – to the new Federation of Māori Authorities. It relates to the kahikatea – the white pine with its long roots into the ground and the way they intertwine and stand together. ‘Me Uru Kahikatea’.
ROLL OF HONOUR
|003||Malcolm Short||Te Arawa||2015|
|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|
|010||Derek Kotuku Wooster||Tainui||2017|
|012||Liz Mellish MNZM||Te Upoko O Te Ika||2017|
|016||Alex Wilson||Te Arawa||2017|
|017||Ta Tipene O’Regan||Te Waipounamu||2017|
|021||James Heemi Wheeler||Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka A Maui||2019|