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).
Chairman – Generally Elected
RMC Representative – Ngā tai o Kāwhia