Aroha ki te Tangata
for the love of the people
We are volunteers who provide a safety presence on marae, at events and in the wider community. The Māori Community Development Act 1962 empowers District Māori Councils and the Minister for Māori Development to appoint Māori Wardens who work towards the prevention of unruly behaviour in public places and on public transport. There are around 1000 Māori Wardens throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
Māori Wardens provide tikanga, protocol and ceremonial support at traditional Māori occasions.
Māori Wardens provide a high visibility presence in the community in an effort to deter crime.
Māori Wardens work with community partners to help people in need, including the homeless and whānau.