The Forum has addressed a number of important kaupapa since it started. Various groups, stakeholders and Crown representatives have addressed the Forum to highlight on-going programmes of work and issues that concern iwi.

Iwi Leaders Groups have been established on particular kaupapa to engage directly with iwi, hapū and Government. Their meeting schedules and agenda depend on the nature of the kaupapa. ILGs host regional hui as required, and report to the Iwi Chairs Forum at their quarterly hui.