Board

We have a board  of five members and a chief executive who reports to the board.

The Commissioners are based regionally throughout the country which ensures local and community based thinking are taken into consideration when considering issues that affect the Māori language.

Deputy Chair

Charisma Rangipunga

Board Member

Bayden Barber

Chair

Professor Rawinia Higgins

Ngāi Tūhoe

Board Member

Dr Jeremy Tātere MacLeod

Board Member

Wayne Panapa

Senior Leadership Team

Director Partnerships and Promotions

Christine Ammunson

Chief Executive

Ngahiwi Apanui

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine, Te Whānau a-Apanui

Director Corporate Services

Tuehu Harris

Director Language Services

Ngapera Hoerara

Director Language Planning

Matu Ihaka


Our teams

  • Leads strategic communications, partnerships and digital engagement
  • Promotes events including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Ngā Tohu Reo Māori
  • Develops digital  resources and content to inspire and support language learning
  • Engages with Te Whare o te Reo Mauriora to collectively promote and support revitalisation

  • Supports government agencies to develop their own language plans and reflect these in their accountability documents
  • Supports the wider state sector, including education institutions, Crown entities, Crown companies and state-owned enterprises, to develop their own language plans
  • Evaluates language planning and acquisition

  • Licenses translators and interpreters; develops and applies quality standards for te reo Māori; runs the Level Finder Examination and development of new words.Commissions research,  identifies and accesses data sources to assist the revitalisation of te reo Māori 
  • Implements the evaluation framework for the Maihi Karauna and evaluates internal initiatives using the ZePA scale
  • Works across government to develop a more collaborative and collective approach to te reo Māori policy development

  • Human resources and finance

  • Supports the organisation to carry out their work

  • External reporting

  • Leads strategic communications, partnerships and digital engagement
  • Promotes events including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Ngā Tohu Reo Māori
  • Develops digital  resources and content to inspire and support language learning
  • Engages with Te Whare o te Reo Mauriora to collectively promote and support revitalisation

  • Supports government agencies to develop their own language plans and reflect these in their accountability documents
  • Supports the wider state sector, including education institutions, Crown entities, Crown companies and state-owned enterprises, to develop their own language plans
  • Evaluates language planning and acquisition

  • Licenses translators and interpreters; develops and applies quality standards for te reo Māori; runs the Level Finder Examination and development of new words.Commissions research,  identifies and accesses data sources to assist the revitalisation of te reo Māori 
  • Implements the evaluation framework for the Maihi Karauna and evaluates internal initiatives using the ZePA scale
  • Works across government to develop a more collaborative and collective approach to te reo Māori policy development

  • Human resources and finance

  • Supports the organisation to carry out their work

  • External reporting

Ō mātou kōrero

Our story

Where we come from

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Ā mātou mahi

Our mahi

What we do and how we do it

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