Situations Vacant – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

The following roles are currently available for application: Chief Executive Negotiator (Technical) Negotiator (Mandate Maintenance) Details for each role are as follows: Chief Executive Organisational & Team Leadership Manage Transition Establish Post Settlement Governance Entity Relationship Development & Management Fixed Term The Maniapoto Maori Trust Board is a tribal organisation that aspires for a vibrant Maniapoto iwi, and it is working on preserving and protecting the identity of the tribe.  It is also focused on achieving cultural and social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and economic growth for its people.

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 to the people who tried to protect their culture and land, and includes Māori eye witness accounts, images and the Māori translation throughout.   The story is based on one that was told

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 Tokanganui-a-noho in the early hours for the bus journey to Turangawaewae Marae, is an annual pilgrimage that has been undertaken by many generations.   Kawe mate is a long-held tradition which has been

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 Haka. Under the tutelage of Walter Temapo (Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Wahiao Tuhourangi), Te Aroha Papa (Ngāti Huiao, Ngāti Peehi, Ngāti Te Kanawa) and Paora Anderson (Ngāti Kinohaku), the key focus was to establish

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 Century, kootuia Te Aka Matauranga, Kaitiakitanga Hei Tikitiki Moo Tonu Mahunga”.  His paper focuses on building and creating Innovative Indigenous Teaching Spaces and Learning Methodologies through the sustainability of the environment and teaching

An end for a new beginning.

More than 70 people gathered recently to say farewell to a historic classroom that is set to make way for a brand new complex. In November 2015, Te Wharekura o Maniapoto were given the green light to redevelop the school grounds which will see existing buildings replaced with a brand new two-storey building that will provide students with a fresh, bright learning environment. As the school bell rung for the final time recently, former students and staff reminisced about the good old days with their current counterparts and