Meet our reference groups

Part of our role is to identify issues and priorities for specific groups of New Zealanders, and the Families Commission Act 2003 asks us to take account of the needs, values and beliefs of Māori in our work.

To help us do this this, we work with three reference groups: a Whānau Reference Group focused on the needs of Māori as tangata whenua, a Pacific Reference Group and an Ethnic Reference Group.

You can contact the reference group secretary at

Last update: 13 Aug 2015