Triennial Election of Trustees

Nominations have now closed for the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board - 2018 Trustee election. The sixteen confirmed candidates for the six positions are: Surname                                  First Names BIDOIS                                          Rawiri BREARS                                        Christine Arihia EKETONE   

Maniapoto announces CEO Appointment

Media Statement                                                                                                   E ngā iwi o Maniapoto. Chairman of Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, Tiwha Bell has announced today the confirmation of the appointment of Sonya Hetet (Ngāti Hinewai, Ngāti Taiwa, Ngāti Unu) as Chief Executive (CE) of the Board. This

Pānui ki te iwi – Upcoming Hui

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

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 result the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board has confirmed that Sir Wira Gardiner will join the team alongside Mook Hohneck, with specialist advisory appointments still in progress. We needed to move quickly to appoint

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 90 participants as well as support people and spectators. This year also saw teams join from Paeroa, Raukawa, and locals from Taumarunui, Te Kūiti, Otorohanga and Benneydale. Organised by the Te Kūiti Kaumātua

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