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New Maniapoto negotiator appointed

Maniapoto, e te Iwi, a new negotiator has been appointed to join the settlement team for our Treaty of Waitangi claims. Chairman Tiwha Bell has noted  “As we announced earlier, previous negotiators, Nanaia Mahuta and Peter Douglas resigned. We called for people to put their hand up and we got a great response. As a

By | December 4th, 2017|ETū Maniapoto App, Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Te Kūiti Kaumātua Games celebrate 10 years

The Te Kūiti Kaumātua Games are held in Te Kūiti each year, have been running since 2008, and have just celebrated their 10th year earlier this month. There has always been a great turnout and this year was no different. Ten teams participated with the majority of attendees ranging between the ages of 60-80+, totalling over

By | November 27th, 2017|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Sleeps Standing – Moetu launched alongside first NZ Wars National Commemoration Day

Iwi gathered at Mangatoatoa yesterday to celebrate the book launch of Moetu – Sleeps Standing. Written by Witi Ihimaera and translated by Hēmi Kelly (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whāoa) this book provides a kaleidoscopic exploration of the battle of Ōrākau, through the eyes of  a 16 year old boy called Moetū. Moetū gives a voice

By | October 28th, 2017|ETū Maniapoto App, Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) – Powerpoint Presentation

Last week the Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) hosted a webinar showcasing some leading researchers within Maniapoto. The powerpoint from that presentation can be viewed by clicking on the following link Measuring_Maniapoto_Rata It's got some interesting info, particularly about Te Reo and Maniapoto connectedness.  

By | September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto

In just over a year, Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto have made an enormous impact on the kapa haka scene, and they were once again, a crowd favourite at this year’s Koroneihana Celebration of Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII. When the call was made last year for all of Rereahu Maniapoto whānau whānui

By | August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui

As the fog settles on the dew of a dark and still August morning, whānau from across the iwi gather in anticipation of the day ahead. Friday was Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui - the official starting of the 11th Koroneihana for Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII.  And for many whānau, meeting at Te

By | August 19th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Nanaia Mahuta’s Speech – Maniapoto AIP Signing

Nanaia Mahuta's - Lead Negotiator Te Huatahi: Agreement between Maniapoto and the crown. Mihi Today we mark the next step on our journey towards resolving the historical injustices of the past as we must, to build a bridge towards a future our tupuna had envisaged for the next generation. That has only been possible because

By | August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ngā Pua o te Kowhara sights set on Matatini 2019

After two years, Maniapoto has a new Kapa Haka rōpū who have their sights set on getting to Te Matatini 2019. A number of performing stalwarts have taken heed of a call to come home and to take “Ngā Pua o Te Kowhara” to both the local, regional and hopefully, the national stage of Kapa

By | August 9th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Wharekura Kaiako speaks at World Indigenous Peoples Conference

Hohepa Hei, kaiako from Te Wharekura o Maniapoto has been selected to make a presentation at the Worlds Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education which is being held in Toronto, Canada this week. Hohepa (Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti, Te Aitanga-ā-Mahaki) will present his abstract submission on “Education and Guardianship in the 21st

By | July 25th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Ngā Whakataetae mo ngā Manu Kōrero 2017

The freezing temperatures in Tokoroa was certainly a talking point recently when more than 21 secondary schools gathered to compete in the Tainui Waka Ngā Manu Kōrero Regional Competition 2017 last Friday. Ngāti Haua welcomed Te Ariki Tamaroa Whatumoana Paki, and the largest number of entries of speakers for the competition and their supporters into

By | July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments