Maniapoto Māori Trust Board is a tribal organisation that aspires for a Vibrant Maniapoto Iwi. The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board seek to achieve the following outcomes:


For a unified Maniapoto Iwi achieving cultural and social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and economic growth.


To engage Maniapoto Iwi to achieve the vision


“A muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau kit e kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake” (Foerver hold fast to the spearhead flight formation of the kawau).
Maniapoto iwi interpret the translation as being:
“Our future well-being will be determined by the strength of our commitment to stand together unitied in spirit, mind and purpose.”
The spearhead flight formation of the kawau has been depicted in the logo adopted by the Board.



Te Ihi, te Wehi me te Pono; Integrity, Respect and Honesty

Whakapono, Tumanako me Te Aroha; Commitment, Vision & Compassion

Te Kotahitanga; Unity

Mana Māori Motuhake; Self Determination


To be accountable to Iwi

To represent Maniapoto Iwi

To advocate for and on behalf of Maniapoto

To facilitate development and change

To monitor progress towards achieving aspirations

To grow capacity & knowledge

To create opportunities

To inspire the maximisation of potential

To protect & advance Maniapoto interests


Respect for others

Consistent in delivery

Effective and efficient processes

Disciplined, professional and prepared

Communicate effectively, consistently and actively engage Maniapoto Iwi

Strong leadership& robust decision making

Clarity in roles, responsibilities and outcomes

Proactive and Innovative

View our 2016 Annual Plan here.