Tūhoronuku Independant Mandated Authority
August 2014 - Present (3 years)
The Tūhoronuku IMA is the mandated entity for all Ngāpuhi, no matter where they live. In September 2011, Ngāpuhi voted overwhelmingly (76% of those who voted) to give their mandate to Te Rōpū o Tūhoronuku.
On 14 February 2014, the mandate Ngāpuhi gave Tūhoronuku was officially recognised by the Minister of Māori Affairs and the Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.
The purpose of the Tūhoronuku IMA is to negotiate a settlement of all Te Tiriti o Waitangi grievances and breaches by the Crown against Ngāpuhi.
The number of representatives on the Tūhoronuku IMA has increased, with hapū representatives having the majority voice – 15 of the 22 representatives.
New elections were held for the 22 Tūhoronuku IMA representatives from March to July 2014.