ABOUT US: GOVERNANCE

E te iwi nui tonu o Ngāti Maniapoto, tēnā koutou katoa.

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (the Board) was established under the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Act 1988 (the Act) The role and function of the Board has been set down in the Act and this gives the Board the legal mandate to work on behalf of, and represent, the “Maniapoto Tribe”. That is, the Board is the only existing governance entity for Ngāti Maniapoto and the legal voice of the iwi. This means that the Board is the only iwi authority in Ngāti Maniapoto that can represent Ngāti Maniapoto in national matters affecting iwi Māori such as the fisheries settlement.

The Board is comprised of 15 Trustees:

  • Seven Trustees are appointed by the seven MMTB regional management committees (RMC).
    (One appointment per RMC)
  • One Trustee is appointed by the Kaumātua Kaunihera
  • One Trustee is appointed by Kiingi Tūheitia
  • Six Trustees are elected by those eligible to vote on the electoral roll (i.e the Tribal Register).

KEITH IKIN

Chairman – Generally Elected

JOHN KAATI

Deputy Chairman
RMC Representative – Ngā tai o Kāwhia

MUIORA BARRY

RMC Representitive – Mōkau ki Runga

SHANNON MANAWAITI

RMC Representitive – Tokanganui a noho

GABRIELLE MORGAN-LOGAN

RMC Representitive – Nehenehenui

LUKE MOSS

Generally Elected

TOM ROA

Kaumātua Kaunihera Representitive

RONNIE TAKAREI

RMC Representitive – Hauāuru ki Uta

BELLA TAKIARI-BRAME

Generally Elected

WIKITŌRIA TĀNE

Generally Elected

DAN TE KANAWA

Generally Elected

RACHAEL TUWHANGAI

Generally Elected

TAME TUWHANGAI

RMC Representitive – Tuhua Hikurangi

KRUGER WETERE

Te Arikinui Representitive