Iwi Consultation Hui – Post Settlement Governance Entity

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 2016, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board received the mandate to represent Maniapoto in Treaty settlement negotiations. Since then, significant progress has been made, with most recently the signing of Te Huatahi – Agreement in Principle with the Crown in August 2017. More information on this can be found on our website www.maniapoto.iwi.nz. We are now at the phase of initialling a deed of settlement with the Crown and looking into the future of Maniapoto once a settlement is reached. Our people need to decide what this waka should look like and will have the opportunity to vote on this when ratification is required in early 2019.

A Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) will be created, to lead the iwi into the exciting times ahead. Input from our people on what this should look like is of utmost importance, so we invite you to attend our second round of hui this year that focuses on the future of Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha.

As shown below, these hui will be held both within te rohe o Maniapoto and across the motu. Earlier this year, we held the first round of hui in April and received very informative feedback from those who attended. This next round continues to focus on a PSGE and what that should look like. Our Negotiation Team will also provide an update on the settlement process. Some hui will be live streamed for those who cant attend, and will remain on our Facebook page to watch at a later date. Surveys will also be posted online, and webinars will be held to provide another opportunity for iwi feedback. We encourage all of our people to participate and have your say. Webinar dates are as follows:
• Tuesday 24th July from 7pm
• Wednesday 8th August from 7pm
• Wednesday 15th August from 7pm LIVE Q&A
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for webinar links!
Your whakaaro is vital and will ultimately help shape the PSGE and our Maniapoto future.

To view the PSGE Consultation document for Round Two, click here

Te Rā: Te Wā: Kei:
Tuesday 31 July 2018 5:30pm Te Puea Marae, Auckland
Wednesday 1st August 2018 6pm Distinction Hotel & Conference Centre, Palmerston North
Thursday 2nd August 2018 6pm Aotea Lodge, Porirua
Saturday 4th August 2018 10am


Mangapeehi Marae, Mangapeehi

Tokikapu Marae, Waitomo

Sunday 5th August 2018 10am


Mōkai Kainga Marae, Kāwhia

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Rāhui Pōkeka Campus, Huntly

Monday 6th August 2018 6pm Holiday Inn, Rotorua
Tuesday 7th August 5:30pm Te Piruru Papakainga, Te Kūiti
Thursday 9th August 5:30pm Rehua Marae, Christchurch


A reminder that you will find more information and detail about what has been achieved to date via our Website www.maniapoto.iwi.nz or email our Negotiation Team at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz

Tamariki & whānau celebrate Matariki and Te Reo Māori

An echo of Te Reo Māori through waiata and wairua filled the streets last Friday as tamariki & kōhungahunga showed their confidence in a collective hāpori march.

Matariki has set and until it rises, we are in the period known as Mātahi Kari Pīwai (the twelfth month, the gleaning month). By its setting, celebrations have commenced and a large gathering of kura and kōhanga reo which included Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, Te Kura Rautau, Te Kura o Aria, Pukenui, Te Kūiti Kōhanga Reo, Te Iti a Rata Kōhanga Reo, Pipopio College, Primary and Kōhanga Reo, participated in Whīkoi Mō Te Reo.

The whīkoi promotes engagement and more importantly recognises the culturally significant time of year for Māori across Te Nehenehenui and te ao whānui. It is a celebration of who we are, our tikanga, our reo, our kōrero, and our spirituality as tangata whenua.

Whīkoi mō te Reo encourages everyone to speak our native language in the kāinga and in the streets. It is up to pakeke to teach Te Reo and mātauranga Māori as a childs development is crucial in the early stages.  This whīkoi, a regular annual event, showcases Maniapoto pakeke, and  kaiako  doing meaningful and significant mahi with our tamariki.

Te Reo Māori will always be the overarching theme of this whīkoi and it is increasingly being included in curriculums and kura activities which shows that there is a positive change. With these changes, our iwi will continue to strive for a higher platform that places the importance of  Te Reo on the level that it deserves.

The tamariki & kōhungahunga were at the heart of the kaupapa as they sang sweet waiata, told interactive pakiwaitara and connected with local kura to perform the annual mass kapa haka.

Whīkoi Mō Te Reo continues to be embraced by Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha and will certainly bring more opportunities that demonstrate strong inclusive values for the generations to come.

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board are proud to have supported this kaupapa over the years and look forward to Whīkoi Mō Te Reo 2019.