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A mature member of significant mana, as recognised by the members, who has demonstrated leadership in accord with the kaupapa and objects of the society.


Pae Matua

Any Maori member with widely recognised professional standing and credentials with substantial demonstrable experience consistent with the kaupapa and objects of the Society.
Sponsor: Nomination to Komiti by any Pae Matua member or by any iwi / hapu organisation.
Evidence: Whakapapa / Portfolio / Curriculum Vitae, Referees, Client / Iwi / Hapu attestation, professional credentials - certifications.


Pae Tahi

Any Maori member with skills and experience within the Society's sector interests, who has not applied or been nominated for Pae Matua membership, or whom does not yet meet the requirements of Pae Matua membership.
Associate members may be identified as: Practitioner, Graduate or Student.


Kaupapa Whanau

Any company, organisation or individual whose purpose, function or practice is aligned with, and supports the fulfilment of, the Kaupapa and objects of the society who does not meet the membership criterion as Pae Tahi or Pae Matua.


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