The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is seeking a mandate from Te Iwi o Maniapoto to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all the Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto.

The MMTB will present its mandate proposal to its members and provide you with an opportunity to discuss the proposal with Trust Board representatives. We now invite all members of Maniapoto to participate in this process by attending information hui, and voting on the following resolution:

“That Te Iwi o Maniapoto mandate the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to enter into negotiations with the Crown to negotiate a comprehensive settlement of all Maniapoto Historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims on behalf of Te Iwi o Maniapoto”.

Mandate information hui to be held across the country are as follows:

Sunday 9 October 2016 10.00am Tauranga Moana Māori Trust
Board Community Centre Hall, Tauranga
Monday 10 October 2016 5.30pm Te Puea Memorial Marae, Auckland
Tuesday 11 October 2016 5.30pm Ngā Hau E Wha Marae, Christchurch
Wednesday 12 October 2016 5.30pm Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitāne o Manawatu
Marae, Palmerston North
Thursday 13 October 2016 5.30pm Takapuwāhia Marae, Porirua
Saturday 15 October 2016 10.00am Mōkau Kohunui Marae, Piopio
Sunday 16 October 2016 10.00am Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa, Hamilton
Sunday 16 October 2016 3.00pm Mangatoatoa Marae, Tokanui
Monday 17 October 2016 5.30pm Mōkai Kainga Marae, Kawhia
Tuesday 18 October 2016 5.30pm Wharauroa Marae, Taumarunui
Wednesday 19 October 2016 5.30pm Te Kuiti Pā, Te Kuiti


All registered members of the Maniapoto tribal register 18 years of age and over will be sent a voting pack. If you are not yet a registered member, you can also vote by contacting the Independent Returning Officer on free phone 0800 666 030 or for a special voting pack. Alternatively, a special voting pack can be obtained at any of the information hui. Special votes will be counted subject to confirmation of Maniapoto whakapapa. Votes can be cast:

  • by post (by completing and returning the voting form);
  • online (using the information on your voting form); or
  • at an information hui (by bringing the voting form and casting it there).

Voting opens at 12pm, Friday 7 October 2016 and closes at 12pm, Friday 28 October 2016.

For more information please visit If you have any queries, please contact the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board on (07) 878 6234 or or the Independent Returning Officer on 0800 666 030 or

Maniapoto Mandate Strategy

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is seeking a mandate to represent Maniapoto in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all the historical claims of Maniapoto. The Office of Treaty Settlements is running a submissions process in parallel with the mandate process set out above.

Following consideration of submissions and the mandate vote, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Minister for Māori Development will decide whether to recognise that a mandate has been conferred.

The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries on the mandate proposal as set out in the mandate strategy submitted by MMTB.

You can find the strategy under ‘Supporting documents’ below.

Submissions must be sent to:


Settlement Development Team

Office of Treaty Settlements

SX 10111


or by email:

They must be received by 28 October 2016.

All correspondence will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and shared with MMTB.

MMTB’s mandate strategy sets out the mandate proposal including: the claimant and claim definitions (including ancestors, hapū, marae and Wai claims) of the proposed mandate, MMTB’s representative structure and MMTB’s process for seeking a mandate.

The mandate sought is to negotiate all of the historical claims of Maniapoto, whether registered or unregistered, relating to Crown actions and omissions that occurred prior to 21 September 1992.

This will include Wai numbers: 37, 48, 50, 74, 329, 399, 424, 440, 446, 457, 472, 478,. 483, 529, 535, 551, 556, 577, 586, 587, 616, 630, 651, 656, 691, 729, 753, 762, 788, 800, 845, 846, 847, 849, 868, 870, 928, 933, 948, 986, 987, 991, 993, 1004, 1015, 1016, 1031, 1054, 1058, 1059, 1094, 1095, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1115, 1132, 1133, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1190, 1230, 1255, 1309, 1352, 1360, 1361, 1376, 1377, 1386, 1387, 1389, 1396, 1409,  1435, 1437, 1439, 1450, 1455, 1469, 1480, 1481, 1496, 1497, 1498, 1499, 1500, 1504, 1523, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1593, 1595, 1597,  1598,1599, 1606, 1608, 1612, 1704, 1747, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771,  1798, 1803, 1805, 1806, 1812, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1823, 1824, 1834, 1894, 1898, 1908, 1926, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2068, 2070, 2074, 2075, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2090, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2117, 2120, 2121, 2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2135, 2136, 2168, 2238, 2271, 2274, 2291, 2304, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2335, 2349


View Mandate Strategy HERE

View Appendices HERE



He Pānui – Stock exclusion from water bodies

Proposals in Next steps for fresh water: Consultation document


The Government proposes to introduce a requirement for farmers to ensure their stock cannot enter streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands.

The dairy industry has made progress in voluntarily keeping stock out of water bodies. The Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord has resulted in over 24,000 kilometres of fencing to keep dairy cattle on milking platforms out of more than 94 per cent of streams over 1 metre wide and 30 centimetres deep. In 2014, the Government committed to requiring the exclusion of dairy cattle from waterways by 1 July 2017.

Excluding stock from a water body can improve water quality, improving its suitability for recreation, harvesting food, and as a habitat for fish. Livestock with access to water bodies can trample the banks, causing erosion and more sediment in the water. Water quality and the risk to human health are affected by stock faeces and urine. Riparian areas are important to filter the effects of adjacent land use, as habitats and for recreation.

What stock will be excluded from water bodies?

The Government proposes to regulate to exclude dairy cattle on milking platforms from water bodies by 1 July 2017. We intend to extend this to land used for dairy support, beef cattle and deer at a later date (see table 2) to give these farmers time to comply. Sheep and goats will not be covered by this proposal as they do less damage to our streams and rivers.

Stock will only be nationally required to be excluded from water bodies on flat land and lowlands and rolling hills (< 15˚ slope) due to the practicality of fencing on steep country and the high costs relative to the environmental benefits. This would not override more stringent council rules and councils will still have the ability to apply stock exclusion rules more widely where they see this as necessary or desirable.

Table 2:           Proposed deadlines for stock to be excluded from water bodies

Farm type Plains (0–3°) Lowland/rolling hills


Dairy cattle on milking platform 1 July 2017
Dairy support (owned by dairy farmer) 2020
Dairy support (third party grazing) 2025
Beef 2025 2030
Deer 2025 2030*
Pigs 1 July 2017

*Intensive farms only

How stock will be excluded

Farmers will need to put up permanent fences unless there is a natural barrier preventing stock from getting to the water. Temporary fencing will be allowed where this is more appropriate, for example, for short-term grazing or where flooding is a problem.

Water bodies where stock will be required to be excluded

We propose to apply a national stock exclusion regulation to:

  • permanently flowing waterways and drains greater than 1 metre wide and 30 centimetres deep, (and smaller ones on the plains, but giving these landowners until 2020 to comply)
  • natural wetlands, but not including damp gully heads or places where water temporarily ponds, or built structures, such as effluent ponds, reservoirs or channels.

What enforcement will there be for the proposed stock exclusion regulations?

Some councils already have some degree of stock exclusion requirement in their regional plans. There are problems with practical enforcement because the expense to councils and ratepayers of taking a Court prosecution can seem excessive. The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill currently before Parliament provides explicit provision for these proposed national regulations. It also introduces a nationally standardised infringement regime with instant fines.

Will riparian buffers be required?

It is not proposed to require a riparian buffer between a fence and the waterway. If managed well, riparian buffers can benefit water quality, bank stability, and biodiversity. However, the optimum buffer width and how it should be managed depends on the circumstances and aims. The high cost of managing riparian buffers (eg, planting, weed control) is not justified by the environmental benefits in all cases. Some councils are already working with farmers to promote riparian management in high value and at-risk areas.

Read LAWF’s recommendations on stock exclusion.

Media Release – Te Iwi o Maniapoto me ona hapu maha

Friday 16th September 2016
Media Release for immediate use

Te Iwi o Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is seeking the mandate of iwi members to negotiate Maniapoto’s outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. MMTB will be working with Maniapoto kaumātua and Wai Claimants to take this process forward.

After being informed by the Crown that the claims process for Maniapoto had stalled, MMTB decided to go out and ask our people to support us in negotiating a settlement on their behalf.

“We have an opportunity to get the settlement process moving again and bring our people together to achieve the best possible outcome for Maniapoto,” says MMTB Chairman, R. Tiwha Bell.

“The first step has been to meet with the Kaumātua Kaunihera who gave us their support. The next step will be to meet kanohi ki te kanohi with all of the Wai claimants. Then we will go out to our people to explain how we would work on their behalf and how they can be involved.

“It is our intention to be open and inclusive with te iwi o Maniapoto and that will start with information hui to explain the proposed process and to answer questions. Details of the hui across the rohe and for taurahere will be announced next week.

“Given the importance of settling our claims for all of Maniapoto, our iwi now has the opportunity to make some solid progress and this needs to be put to our people for their consideration. A muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake ” states Mr Bell.

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For more information contact:
Katherine Barry
021 235 0498
Communications Co-ordinator
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

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