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                                                 

Computer Science tauira returns from VEX Robotics World Championship in Kentucky, US

Isabella Riddell-Garner (Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Runga Te Rangi)(third from left), currently studying Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington has recently returned home from competing at the largest international robotics competition known as VEX Robotics World Championship. VEX Robotics is an annual competition that attracts tens of thousands of the smartest and brightest engineering and computer science minds from a range of tertiary institutions including high schools and universities in 45 countries. Isabella is a member of a New Zealand University Robotics team made up of students from

Exploring the understanding of different coloured tears

“The grief that enters into our life worlds may remain with us, but so too does love shared, expressed and felt. It is these things that can endure beyond those tears shed” Dr Kiri Edge (Ngāti Te Maawe, Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Te Kanawa),  who recently graduated from Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato with her PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae, researches the multi-faceted understanding of key concepts, issues and processes in bicultural bereavement or tangihanga. The loss of a loved one and the grief that

Ngāti Rora para-archer aiming for Paralympics

Ngāti Rora para-archer Karl Hobman, 42, is in no rush to slow down as he aims to achieve his goals of attending either Tokyo 2020 or Paris 2024 and represent Aotearoa, Ngāti Maniapoto at Archery. Karl was born with Spina Bifida and had a leg amputated when he was only 17 years old. This never stopped him from what he had in his sight, for what he wanted to achieve. Taking up competitive wheelchair basketball, Karl enjoyed the opportunities the sport gave him and through 15 years in

Follow-up to Maniapoto Meet the Candidates Hui

E te iwi o Maniapoto. Following the successful event of The Meet the Candidates Hui, all sixteen confirmed candidates were provided the opportunity to present themselves to the iwi and discuss why they should be generally elected as a trustee to the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board. Key themes that came through from all the candidates were cultural identity, skills they could bring into the organisation and future iwi aspirations. The Meet the Candidates Hui was also live streamed on the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Facebook page. This allowed

Ngā Pua o te Kōwhara headed to Te Matatini 2019

“Anei ahau, a Te Nehenehenui e oreore nei, anei ahau” The kōwharawhara plant once grew in abundance throughout Te Nehenehenui. Now it is set to grow and be showcased at the National Kapa Haka stage, Te Matatini 2019. Established in 2017, Ngā Pua o te Kōwhara is one of the newest rōpū on the Tainui kapa haka scene. Making their debut at last year’s Te Nehenehenui Tribal Festival and this year’s Tainui Regional Competition, Ngā Pua o te Kōwhara are thrilled to have qualified fifth, securing a passage