As stipulated in the Constitution, “Any six or more financial members who live in the same area may form a Branch and shall notify the National Executive Committee of its existence. The role of the Branch Committees shall be to monitor at the local level issues and developments which are relevant to Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Maori kaupapa and objectives, disseminate information from Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori to local whanau, hapu and iwi, to advise the National Executive Committee and to forward (in writing) recommendations to the National Executive Committee”.