The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is seeking a mandate from Te Iwi o Maniapoto to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all the Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto.

The MMTB will present its mandate proposal to its members and provide you with an opportunity to discuss the proposal with Trust Board representatives. We now invite all members of Maniapoto to participate in this process by attending information hui, and voting on the following resolution:

“That Te Iwi o Maniapoto mandate the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to enter into negotiations with the Crown to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto”.

Mandate information hui to be held across the country are as follows:

Sunday 9 October 2016 10.00am Tauranga Moana Māori Trust
Board Community Centre Hall, Tauranga
Monday 10 October 2016 5.30pm Te Puea Memorial Marae, Auckland
Tuesday 11 October 2016 5.30pm Ngā Hau E Wha Marae, Christchurch
Wednesday 12 October 2016 5.30pm Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitāne o Manawatu
Marae, Palmerston North
Thursday 13 October 2016 5.30pm Takapuwāhia Marae, Porirua
Saturday 15 October 2016 10.00am Mōkau Kohunui Marae, Piopio
Sunday 16 October 2016 10.00am Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa, Hamilton
Sunday 16 October 2016 3.00pm Mangatoatoa Marae, Tokanui
Monday 17 October 2016 5.30pm Mōkai Kainga Marae, Kawhia
Tuesday 18 October 2016 5.30pm Wharauroa Marae, Taumarunui
Wednesday 19 October 2016 5.30pm Te Kuiti Pā, Te Kuiti

 

All registered members of the Maniapoto tribal register 18 years of age and over will be sent a voting pack. If you are not yet a registered member, you can also vote by contacting the Independent Returning Officer on free phone 0800 666 030 or iro@electionz.com for a special voting pack. Alternatively, a special voting pack can be obtained at any of the information hui. Special votes will be counted subject to confirmation of Maniapoto whakapapa. Votes can be cast:

  • by post (by completing and returning the voting form);
  • online (using the information on your voting form); or
  • at an information hui (by bringing the voting form and casting it there).

Voting opens at 12pm, Friday 7 October 2016 and closes at 12pm, Friday 28 October 2016.

For more information please visit www.maniapoto.iwi.nz. If you have any queries, please contact the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board on (07) 878 6234 or office@maniapoto.iwi.nz or the Independent Returning Officer on 0800 666 030 or iro@electionz.com