In accordance with Clause 6.1 of the Deed of Trust of Ngati Haua Iwi Trust, the Trustees have established a council of elders of Ngati Haua known as Te Kahui Kaumatua o Haua, to which each marae has appointed one koroua and one kuia.
Te Kahui Kaumatua o Haua is responsible for:
Protecting the mauri of Ngati Haua
Facilitating any disputes that may arise in connection with the Trust or any part of the Ngati Haua Group regarding the tikanga, reo, kawa and korero of Ngati Haua
Advising the Trustees on matters involving Ngati Haua tikanga, reo, kawa and korero
The inaugural hui of Te Kahui Kaumatua o Haua was held on 15 January 2014 at Kai a te Mata Marae.
Te Kahui Kaumatua o Haua meets quarterly and its current membership is as follows: