Rangatahi Māori advocate for change at the United Nations

“Tukua kia tū takitahi ngā whetū o te rangi, ngā whetū o Matariki, o te tau hōu Māori” As Matariki rose, Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo (Ngāti Apakura), 24, along with Tamoko Ormsby (Ngāti Rora), 25, flew with a kāhui delegation of 5 other rangatahi to attend yet another forum of the United Nations. He Kuaka Mārangaranga has taken flight once more to migrate, network and engage with the global indigenous community at the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Presenting in April at

Iwi Consultation Hui – Post Settlement Governance Entity

Ko te wehi ki a Ihowa te timatanga o te whakaaro nui. Ka nui te aroha ki te hunga kua tiraha, moe mai ra koutou moe mai ra. E raurangatira ma, e te iwi nui tonu o Ngati Maniapoto me o tatou karanga maha, tena koutou katoa. He karanga tenei ki te iwi nui tonu kia huihui mai tatou ki te wananga i a tatou kaupapa kawe i nga kereme ki te aroaro o te karauna no reira nau mai, haere mai. As you will recall, in December

Tamariki & whānau celebrate Matariki and Te Reo Māori

An echo of Te Reo Māori through waiata and wairua filled the streets last Friday as tamariki & kōhungahunga showed their confidence in a collective hāpori march. Matariki has set and until it rises, we are in the period known as Mātahi Kari Pīwai (the twelfth month, the gleaning month). By its setting, celebrations have commenced and a large gathering of kura and kōhanga reo which included Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, Te Kura Rautau, Te Kura o Aria, Pukenui, Te Kūiti Kōhanga Reo, Te Iti a Rata Kōhanga

Nursing student focusing on supporting Māori whānau

Rihipeti Te Atatu Magner (Ngāti Uekaha),  currently in her 2nd year of Nursing within the Tīhei Mauri Ora Stream at Wintec, is focusing her efforts on developing a fulfilling career as a Māori nurse. Te Atatu strives to have the capability to bring all the pieces together and support whānau to navigate and achieve their own wellness. Prior to her studies at Wintec, Te Atatu worked as an Executive Assistant and studied a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. Unable to finish her last year, she realised her

Hon. Dr Koro Tainui Wētere CBE 1935-2018

E tangi ana te iwi o Maniapoto ki a koe e koro. Takahia te ara kūiti o Hine-nui-i-te-pō, te ara tika ki tua o te tirohanga tangata. Haere, haere, whakangaro atu rā. Maniapoto mourns the passing of one of our own, Hon. Dr Koro Wētere.  Instrumental in progressing and institutionalising initiatives and knowledge that will continue to capture the aspirations of Māoridom long after his passing, this distinguished rangatira of Maniapoto spent his entire lifetime in the service of, and for his iwi.  There are so many accolades

2018 Triennial Election of Trustees Results

DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULT I hereby declare the final result for the election of SIX (6) Trustees for the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board that closed on Friday 15 June 2018. I confirm that the official result was determined after the scrutiny of the roll was completed, the validity of all votes was determined, and all valid votes were counted. Election of SIX (6) Trustees