Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Māori task force

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Welcome to the Māori task force of New Zealand. This project's aim is to better organise information in articles related to Māori and other indigenous cultures in New Zealand. It is a sub-project to WikiProject New Zealand.


This task force covers all subjects closely related to the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand, including their language, culture, history, politics, relationship with the land, and many other topics. It includes Moriori, but does not cover Cook Islands Māori.

Māori task force membership[edit]

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To join the New Zealand Māori task force, please place the following on your user page:

{{User WikiProject New Zealand/Māori task force}}

To invite somebody else, please place the following template and instructions on their talk page:

{{User WikiProject New Zealand/Māori task force|<Your user name> wants you to join '''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Māori task force|WikiProject NZ Māori task force]]'''.}}

To join the New Zealand Māori task force, please place the following on your user page:<br/><nowiki>{{User WikiProject New Zealand/Māori task force}}</nowiki>. ~~~~

The relevant category shows the membership.

Article alerts[edit]

Note that you can watchlist these alerts:

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Assessment results in articles being included in the above table. Article class and Māori importance are the aspects to be assessed:

  • Add {{WPNZ}} to the talk pages of articles that come under WikiProject New Zealand's scope.
  • Articles that come under this Māori task force's scope should have |maori=yes included in the WPNZ template. Importance to this task force can be defined by including and filling in the maori-importance= parameter.
  • For example, for a start class article of low importance for WPNZ, but mid importance for the Māori project, the full template entry would look like this: {{WPNZ|class=start|importance=low|maori=yes|maori-importance=mid}}. See WP:WikiProject New Zealand/Assessment for more information.
  • All existing articles should have had the |maori=yes added to them; we will achieve this through a bot run in December 2010.
  • New articles created since need to have the parameters added manually.
  • If you find a category where the articles fall within the scope of this project, but the Māori parameters are missing, please leave a note on the project talk page.

The above table updates itself about daily. It's done by a bot. So if you have just assessed an article, the table will not change immediately. As a rule of thumb, we should end up with the following classification:

  • Top: 2–5%
  • High: 5–10%
  • Mid: 25–30%
  • Low: 60%


The following category stub can be added to stub articles:

Other stub types are also available.

Māori MPs[edit]

There is a complete list of past and present Māori MPs. Each article should have a parlbox, a succession box, and eventually an infobox. This should usefully be added by electorate. If anybody is keen but needs a hand to get started, drop a note on the politics talk page. Have a look at the Western Maori pages for an example of succession boxes. Samples (from Mete Paetahi) are also shown here.


Mete Paetahi
Formal seated portrait photograph of a man in his 50s wearing a uniform and holding a patu.
Formal seated portrait photograph of Mete Paetahi, one of the first four Māori MPs, wearing a uniform and holding a patu.
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Western Maori
In office
1868 – 1870
Personal details
Bornca. 1813
 New Zealand
Died22 September 1883
Putiki, Wanganui
 New Zealand
ProfessionMāori chief, politician

Here's a list of what needs doing:

electorate from to MPs succession box parlbox infobox
Eastern Maori 1868 1996 10 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Northern Maori 1868 1996 14 ☑Y ☑Y
Southern Maori 1868 1996 11 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Western Maori 1868 1996 14 ☑Y ☑Y
Te Puku O Te Whenua 1996 1999 1 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Te Tai Rawhiti 1996 1999 1 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Tāmaki Makaurau 1996 present 2 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Te Tai Tokerau 1996 present 3 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Te Tai Tonga 1996 present 4 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Te Tai Hauāuru 1996 present 3 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Waiariki (New Zealand electorate) 1999 present 2 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Tainui (New Zealand electorate) 2002 2008 1 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
Hauraki-Waikato 2008 present 1 ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y