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                                    Janise Hine-Kapetiu
IKIN                                               Keith
ORMSBY                                      Gannin
PUTARANUI                               Haylee
SHEARER                                    Aloma Kahurangi Marae
TAKIARI-BRAME                      Bella
TĀNE                                            Wikitōria
TAYLOR                                       Yorkie
TE KANAWA                               Dan
TE KANAWA                              Riria (Missy)
TOATAUA                                   Niketi
TOOTILL                                    Glenn Paul
WILSON                                    Corey Manihera
WOOSTER                                Derek Kotuku

As there were more nominations received than vacancies, an election will be held by postal and internet voting to confirm the six Trustees. Voting papers will be posted to registered members from Monday 14 May 2018. Voting will close at 12 noon on Friday 15 June 2018.


Anthony Morton
Returning Officer – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
PO Box 3138
0800 666 030

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 follows the robust search over several months to appoint a CE to manage the process towards the development of a new governance entity for Maniapoto, which will include the disestablishment of the Board.

“We welcome the skills and knowledge that Sonya will bring to the position. Sonya has been a Senior Manager at the board for almost 8 years holding several leadership roles in the settlement and overlapping claims areas.” says Mr Bell.

Over the past four months, Sonya has been acting as interim CE and has remained focussed towards leading the team through these exciting times.

“The opportunity to assist in moving Maniapoto forward on behalf of the iwi, with the support of our people, is a privilege. There is an extraordinary amount of mahi that lies ahead and as CE I look forward to supporting the Board in achieving the best outcomes for Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha”  says Mrs Hetet.


The appointment will take effect immediately.



For more information contact:

Uenukuterangihoka Jefferies

027 8558286

Communications Co-ordinator

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board


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