The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board are committed to protecting and advancing Maniapoto interests in settlement processes.
Currently, there are a number of projects being undertaken that assist in achieving the above.
These can be viewed under the projects section.

Projects

Marine, Area & Coastal (Takutai Moana) :

Eleven information sharing hui-a-iwi carried out throughout the rohe to develop a Takutai Moana Strategy for Maniapoto that would;

  • Give effect to whānau, hapū , iwi with mana moana, mana whenua interests along the Maniapoto coastline for protection of customary rights and activities (PCR)
  • Manage overlapping interests and pose the least risk to achieving a Maniapoto Customary Marine Title (CMT) to Takutai Moana
  • Ensure that all Maniapoto rights and in terests with respect to the Takutai Moana are recognised and protected.

 

For Takutai Moana Information please see below documents.

Takutai Moana Information Pamphlet

Takutai Moana Information

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Takutai Moana Report

Te Rohe Potae District Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry:

Two applications successfully lodged for all gazetted surplus Crown-owned properties within the Maniapoto Rohe.

Te Rohe Potae District Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry:

Two applications successfully lodged for all gazetted surplus Crown-owned properties within the Maniapoto Rohe.

Te Awa Tupua

Supported efforts to ensure that Maniapoto interests and rights affected by the Whanganui River Settlement (Te Awa Tupua) are actively protected and advanced

Six hui held in the southern region of the Maniapoto Rohe to facilitate the establishment of a Maniapoto body to effectively engage with the Te Awa Tupua Framework

Engagement with whānau/ hapū in development of strategy to ensure mana awa and mana whenua Interests along Maniapoto awa affected by Te Awa Tupua legislation are recognised and maintained

Maniapoto Large Natural Grouping (LNG) Mandate Strategy:

  • Participated in governance group
  • Full administration and project management support provided to develop a Crown endorsed Mandate strategy.

Other Iwi Settlements

Actively protected and advanced Maniapoto interests and rights in engaging neighbouring Iwi settlements:

  • Tongariro National Park Settlement Negotiations with the Crown
  • Tūwharetoa Settlement Negotiations with the Crown

Central North Island (CNI) Settlement; Maniapoto Deeds of Settlement signed with Crown, CNI Holdings Ltd and CNI collective Iwi.

In progess

Iwi ratification of CNI Settlement of $1.5 million, currently held in trust

Confirmation of applicant/s for Takutai Moana application on behalf of Maniapoto by April 2017

Southern Inshore fisheries boundary coastline agreement for area of coastline from Mokau river mouth to Waipingao stream

Researching Maniapoto interests in Orakau and Waikeria

Te Ture Whenua

For further details on Te Ture Whenua visit : www.tpk.govt.nz