Maniapoto announces Interim CE

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Chairman of the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB), Tiwha Bell, has announced the appointment of Bella Takiari-Brame (Ngāti Rora, Ngāti Tumae, Ngāti Te Waha, Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Takiari) to the role of Interim Chief Executive (CE) of the MMTB. This follows the departure of former CE Sonya Hetet earlier this month.
The Interim CE’s role will not only be to manage day-to-day operations of the Board but also ensure a robust process is carried out to appoint a CE who will lead the disestablishment of the Board as we transition towards the development of a new governance entity for Maniapoto
“We are pleased Bella has agreed to take on this role. She has been a MMTB Trustee since 2015 where her experience as a professional director and Chartered accountant has been a great asset to the Board” says Mr Bell.
Bella’s appointment will take effect from Moday 13 January 2020.

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Maniapoto Mandate Inquiry Report released

Maniapoto Mandate Inquiry Report released

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) is pleased the Waitangi Tribunal’s report has agreed that the Crown was correct to recognise it as the appropriate body to hold the settlement mandate for Maniapoto.

 

Nine WAI claimants took Urgency to the Waitangi Tribunal, resulting in Urgency Hearings being held in July earlier this year. Since then, a number of those Wai Claimants withdrew their application and are working with MMTB (the mandated Iwi authority) to progress negotiations with the Crown. With the report now released, MMTB will continue to progress the settlement process through to ratification in 2020 and provide the people of Te Nehenehenui with a choice and opportunity to make a decision on a proposed settlement.

 

MMTB Chairman, R.Tiwha Bell is also pleased that other matters they raised have been acknowledged, such as the recognition of the distinct and important claims of Ngāti Apakura. “We are committed to the process of ongoing dialogue and engagement with our people, including those that brought urgent claims before the Waitangi Tribunal. With the support of the Kaumātua Kaunihera to progress settlement negotiations, we remain confident that kotahitanga is key in order to get the best outcome for our people. A muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau māro, whanake ake, whanake ake.”

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Maniapoto Māori Trust Board acknowledge departing Chief Executive

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board acknowledge departing Chief Executive

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and its Chief Executive Sonya Hetet have confirmed her farewell from the organisation now that her fixed term contract as CEO has come to an end.  The Board would like to acknowledge Sonya’s significant contribution during the past ten years of her mahi with MMTB, and particularly the last two years as CEO.  Sonya’s last day with the MMTB will be Wednesday the 4th of December 2019. The Board would like to wish Sonya all the very best for what lies ahead.

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