The Independent Māori Statutory Board was established in 2010 and is based in Auckland.
During the 2009 ‘super city’ governance reforms of Auckland the government considered options for Māori representation. A board to promote important issues of Māori in Auckland with the newly formed Auckland Council was approved.
The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 established the Independent Māori Statutory Board.
The board has nine (9) members and is an independent body corporate with specific responsibilities and powers.