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Māori organisations Ngā whakahaere Māori

Is your organisation eligible for Māori authority status?

Your organisation may qualify as a Māori authority if it meets the criteria as defined by legislation. Marae will most likely be Māori authorities, but may opt to be taxed under general tax rules.

Eligible organisations

Learn more about which organisations are eligible to become a Māori authority.


Most marae will be considered Māori authorities, but you may choose to be taxed under general tax rules. Marae may need to apply for charitable status to qualify for tax exemptions.