Our Mission | Ā Mātou Whāinga

Kia whakamana, kia whakakaha, kia whakapiki i te iwi.

Te Huinga Tākaro o Aoteroa promotes, develops and fosters Māori wellbeing through sport. Our mission is:

Kia whakamana i te iwi

To lead, represent and advocate for Māori sports nationally and internationally to ensure Māori are equitably represented and resourced.

Kia whakakaha i ngā mema

To support and assist our members to strengthen their infrastructure and achieve long-term sustainability.

Kia whakakaha i ngā tikanga me te reo Māori

To strengthen, encourage and promote the use of traditional Māori protocols and practices and the use of te reo Māori (the Māori language) in sport.

Kia whakakaha i ngā whanaungatanga

To strengthen all relationships and connections in sport and promote opportunities to enable, assist and enhance Māori participation, enjoyment and performance in sports.

Kia whakapiki i te hauora

To encourage, educate, and promote Māori sports and activity that promotes and maintains the health and wellbeing of all participants.

Our Vision | Tā Mātou Moemoeā

Papa tākaro hei oranga whānau | Contribute to Māori health & wellbeing through the vehicle of sport.

The three pou of the Poutama depict the past, present and future. The transcendence from darkness striving to reach enlightenment.

‘Te Ao Hurihuri, Te Ao Mārama’

The kōrero of the Poutama and each colour is profound. The poutama also signifies the journey of Tane-te-wānanga ascending to the topmost realm, striving to be better by advancing through levels of achievement and progress.

His hikoi was to return 3 kete of knowledge to mankind.

Our Values | Ō Mātou Uara


Working in a manner that respects and uplifts our Members, supporting each other’s functions and aspirations.

Mana motuhake

Empowering members to participate and succeed as Māori and respecting the right of autonomy in their respective industries.


Building strong relationships and working together to build cultural pride, connection and belonging.


Working collaboratively toward a common purpose. Uniting and maximising our collective strengths.


Recognising, protecting and maintaining the importance of whakapapa in Māori sports as tangata whenua of Aotearoa.