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Maniapoto Marae renovations underway

Marae renovations are now in progress, supported by funding managed by the Provincial Development Unit. There are 15 marae across the rohe that have received funding to help create jobs and support local businesses respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19. 14 of these marae have clustered together with the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB).
“Although the application review process took longer than expected, we are very excited to be able to support our people in renovating their marae, some of which are long overdue” says MMTB Chair, Keith Ikin.

MMTB and the clustered marae received over $4 million in total, with an expectancy of creating 65 jobs to complete the work required. All renovations are required to be completed by December this year.

“Not only will this benefit our whānau and marae, but the local community too, through wages and into local businesses supplying building materials and fittings. One of the key priorities for MMTB and whānau of the marae, is to ensure we provide employment opportunities as well as skills and training opportunities for our people. This ranges from trade training, to financial literacy and budgeting, health and safety, people management and development.”
Mōkau Kohunui Marae trustee, Kristen Pari, is excited for the year ahead.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to not only renovate our marae but to support our whānau with employment and a chance to reconnect with their marae.”

Mr Ikin believes it’s important to ensure marae facilities can cater to the requirements of our communities. “Marae are often the focal point for our people, reflecting our culture, identity and mātauranga.”

MMTB Group Annual report 2019-2020

MMTB Group Annual report 2019-20 is now available.

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MMTB – Corporate Operations Manager

Busy, varied and rewarding role.

Senior strategic corporate, finance and business performance position.

The Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB), established in 1988, is an Iwi organisation based in Te Kuiti.

Ngāti Maniapoto consists of 35,000 tribal members, numerous Hapū and 50 marae/papakainga (approx).  MMTB is the recognised Iwi Authority for Ngāti Maniapoto and corporate trustee of the Maniapoto Fisheries Trust.

 

MMTB has some exciting changes ahead of us, and the Corporate Operations Manager will play a pivotal role in implementing positive change throughout our journey to a Post Settlement Governance Entity.

Reporting to the CEO, the Corporate Operations Manager will lead the operations and policy functions and will take overall accountability for the provision of expert financial, legal, risk and information technology advice and support. It will provide a variety of management and professional support across MMTB with an emphasis on planning, performance management, operational efficiency and effectiveness and will lead a variety of initiatives aimed at increasing organisational effectiveness.

This is a vital role in enabling the CEO and Board to focus on strategic outcomes knowing that the advice, data and reporting provided by all areas is accurate, clear and proactively delivered.

 

The Corporate Operations Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading a high performing corporate and operations team; creating performance objectives, coaching achievement and enhancing the talent of the individuals and the team;
  • Supporting the preparation of high quality operations and policy reporting, analytics and advice to the CEO and Board to support strategic and operational decisions;
  • Maintaining internal operations and financial processes and controls;
  • Managing third-party vendors such as insurances, telecommunications, lawyers and IT; and
  • Overseeing other Corporate Services functions to ensure smooth operation of the organisation e.g. HR and Health & Safety.

To be successful as the Corporate Operations Manager, you will have:

  • At least 5 years of Operations Management experience;
  • Strong financial and commercial experience
  • Proven track record of leadership and supporting an effective team culture;
  • Exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written – that can support a number of different stakeholders both internally and externally;
  • Ability to lead at a high level while also being able to get directly involved in developing systems, conducting analysis and ongoing improvement across the organisation; and
  • Experience working with Iwi/Maori organisations is essential.

 

This exciting role requires you to go beyond doing what we normally do. It is about  thinking strategically about our systems and processes, as well as ensuring that the business is well supported to run efficiently and effectively at all times.  The successful person will have worked closely with a CEO providing reports and insights to management regarding issues that impact organisation performance and efficiency improvements.

 

The role is based in Te Kuiti however for an exceptional candidate we would consider the possibility of working some hours remotely to accommodate personal preferences.

 

Applications close: 5pm 26 February 2021

Please direct confidential enquiries to Helen Turner – helen@maniapoto.co.nz. For further information and to apply, please email a copy of your current CV and a Cover Letter to Helen Turner – Human resources Officer at helen@maniapoto.co.nz by 5pm 26 February 2021.

 

MMTB – Manager – Whanake Taiao

Busy, varied and rewarding role.

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (The Board) was established in 1988, as the recognised Iwi Authority for Ngāti Maniapoto and corporate trustee of the Maniapoto Fisheries Trust. Ngati Maniapoto consists of 35,353 (Census, 2013) tribal members, numerous hapū, marae and papakainga.

 

Whanake Taiao is the Board’s environmental team. A key focus for Whanake Taiao is working across the Maniapoto rohe to support mana whenua in their kaitiaki roles and responsibilities, and implementation of the co-governance and co-management arrangements for the Upper Waipā River catchment in accordance with Ngā Wai o Maniapoto (Waipā River) Act 2012 (Waipā River Act).

 

The Manager Taiao:

  • Will be responsible for the effective management of all aspects of the Taiao team and implementation of the Taiao workplan.
  • Lead the team and be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high standard of comprehensive environmentally based policies and strategies for all MMTB environmental frameworks.
  • Lead and contribute to the operational delivery of a wide variety of environmental projects and initiatives, in accordance with the interests of Maniapoto and consistent with the Waipā River Act.

 

Key attributes sought to be successful in this role:

  • Significant evidence (preferably at least 10 years) of team leadership and staff management of a highly technical team.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Resource Management and related sectors, legal and/or analytical experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Co-Management Framework and the Deed of Settlement for Maniapoto.
  • Advanced understanding of environmental management legislation (Deed, Act, RMA, HPC, HSNO, LGA, Conservation & Fishing regulations etc).
  • Experience in contract management: including complex contractual negotiations, amendments to contractual documents and monitoring of performance against obligations.
  • Experience working with Crown Entities and Local Government.
  • Experience in leading a project from inception to implementation.
  • Proven experience in strategic and business planning.
  • Experience working in Iwi/Maori organisations.
  • Financial literacy and experience in overseeing a budget, cash flow management and reporting on variances and exceptions.
  • Experience working as an effective and participatory team player.
  • Ability to effectively work with whānau, hapū, iwi and internal/external stakeholders in an efficient yet culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.

Please direct confidential enquiries to Helen Turner – helen@maniapoto.co.nz.

To apply, please email your current CV and cover letter to Helen Turner HR Officer at helen@maniapoto.co.nz by 5pm 24 February 2021.

Kawenata Awards 2020 – Celebrating contribution and achievement

The Kawenata Awards is a prestigious event that celebrates contribution and achievement across all sectors of Te Nehenehenui. It is also the symbolic flagship of the 1904 Kawenata (Covenant) of Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha inaugurated at the Māhoenui residence of Te Rangituataka Tākerei on Friday 1st January 1904. The awards are open to affiliates of Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha living locally and globally and all nationalities residing within the Te Nehenehenui region since the 1st of December of the previous awards event.

The five principle-based categories are Aroha, Whakapono, Ture, Māoritanga and Kotahitanga. Within the five categories are five primary sections.
Aroha Awards – Defined by individuals who are regarded considerate and respectful. These are individuals who contribute in meaningful ways and preserve dignity and integrity of oneself and others.

Whakapono Awards – Defined by individuals who are spirited and trustworthy. These are individuals who see beyond the present time and devote time and energy unconditionally.

Ture Awards – Defined by individuals who can collaborate and navigate. These are individuals who generate relationships and remain honest and impartial always.

Māoritanga Awards – Defined by individuals who are dedicated practitioners in their field. These are individuals who maintain traditional and contemporary principles and personify their practises endlessly.

Kotahitanga Awards – Defined by individuals who are inclusive and fair minded. These are individuals who embrace all aspects of life and everything in it and consider the holistic wellbeing of the universe.

Te Rangituataka Supreme Award
This is the highest award that recognises outstanding performance in leadership. The successful recipient will be determined by a select group.

Project Co-ordinator, Doug Ruki, says that like the Kawenata which was established to unite our people, the Awards is about coming together to celebrate the contributions and achievements of our people across the community.

“Kotahitanga or unity should always be the primary principle or reason for everything that we do, kotahitanga is the key to prosperity,” says Mr Ruki.
The finalist for the 2020 Kawenata awards are:

Aroha Finalist – Section
Steve Rickards – Security
Andy Connors – Security
Te Waina Pou – Early Learning
Leeann Wi – Early Learning
Malia Hehea – Hospitality
Michelle Wi – Environment

Whakapono Finalist – Section
Graeme Plenderleith – Sport
Lesley Elder (nee Katu) – Sport
Pūnui River Care – Agriculture
Kym Tangihaere – Astronomy
Gemma Wright – research
George Te Ruki – Administration

Ture Finalist – Section
Andy Connors – Emergency
Graham Wilshier – Industrial
Wayne Mulligan – Industrial
Laurel Hodgson – Medical
Natasha Willison-Reardon – Education
Annabelle Waugh – Education
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta – Politics

Māoritanga Finalist – Section
Shane Te Ruki – Ambassadorial
Hēmi Kelly – Ambassadorial
Mihingarangi Forbes – Journalism
MFM – Journalism
Annabelle Waugh – Creative Arts
Kingi Turner – Oratory

Kotahitanga Finalist – Section
Taonui Campbell – Tribal
Wiari Pokiha – Tribal
MFM Te Reo o te Iwi – Events
Te Kawaumārō – Events

 

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Te Kupenga o Maniapoto Limited – Independent Directors

  • Iwi asset holding company
  • Commercial fisheries focus
  • Contribute to the future of Maniapoto

 

Ngāti Maniapoto is a vibrant pre-settlement iwi based on the west coast of the Central North Island. Te Kupenga o Maniapoto Limited (Te Kupenga) is the commercial entity and asset holding company that governs the current commercial assets of Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB).  As Maniapoto prepares for the finalisation of its settlement and the changes this will require, it is seeking to appoint three independent directors to the Te Kupenga board.

We are seeking candidates with broad commercial governance experience and knowledge in PSGE establishment including the transition process and financial structure and/or the fisheries and seafood industry.  A depth of experience to contribute around the board table during a time of transition, while holding true to the values and philosophy of Maniapoto is essential.

The board currently holds four meetings a year in Hamilton and these are paid positions.

 

“A muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake.”

For more information please contact Amy Tea at amy@amytea.co.nz.

To apply send your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz.

Applications close Friday 6 November 2020.

Te Kawenata Awards 2020

 

 

The Kawenata Awards is a prestigious event that celebrates contribution and achievement across all sectors of Te Nehenehenui.  It is also the symbolic flagship of the 1904 Kawenata (Covenant) of Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha inaugurated at the Māhoenui residence of Te Rangituataka Tākerei on Friday 1st January 1904.

Eligibility
The awards are open to affiliates of Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha living locally and globally and all nationalities residing within the Te Nehenehenui region since the 1st of December of the previous awards event.

Nominations
Are now open and close 5pm Sunday 8th November 2020.  All nominations will be assessed by a panel of judges and all finalists will be notified by email.

Award Categories
The five principle-based categories are Aroha, Whakapono, Ture, Māoritanga and Kotahitanga.  Within the 5 categories are 5 primary sections.

 

Nomination Form can be found here:  Click here

 

Aroha Awards
Defined by individuals who are regarded considerate and respectful.  These are individuals who contribute in meaningful ways and preserve dignity and integrity of oneself and others.  Individuals can be nominated in,
Security: Wardens, Mediation, Police
Hospitality: Wharekai, Catering, Accommodation
Community Services: Librarian, Museum, Information Centre
Early Childhood: Kōhanga, Early Learning Centre
Environment: Land, Ocean, Forest, Air

Whakapono Awards
Defined by individuals who are spirited and trustworthy.  These are individuals who see beyond the present time and devote time and energy unconditionally.  Individuals can be nominated in,
Research: Genealogy, History, Taonga Preservation & Restoration
Administration: Office, Tribal, Marae
Astronomy: Science, Matariki, Meteorological
Agriculture: Farming, Horticulture, Hydroponic
Sport: Physical Activity, Inclusive Activity, Traditional Sport, Recreation

Ture Awards
Defined by individuals who can collaborate and navigate.  These are individuals who generate relationships and remain honest and impartial always.  Individuals can be nominated in,
Industrial: Entrepreneur, Business, Management, Trade
Education: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Alternative
Politics: Tribal Governance, Local Governance, National Governance
Medical: General Practitioner, Hospital, Neurosurgeon, Plastic Surgery
Emergency Services: Ambulance, Fire, Police, Earthquake, Tsunami, Search & Rescue.

Māoritanga Awards
Defined by individuals who are dedicated practitioners in their field.   These are individuals who maintain traditional and contemporary principles and personify their practises endlessly.  Individuals can be nominated in,
Creative Arts: Raranga, Whakairo, Visual Arts, Photography
Ambassadorial: Te Reo, Tikanga, Legislation, Religious
Hunting & Game: Pig, Deer, Fishing
Oratory: Paepae, Event Presenters, School
Media / Journalism: Paper, Online, On-screen, On-air

Kotahitanga Awards
Defined by individuals who are inclusive and fair minded.   These are individuals who embrace all aspects of life and everything in it and consider the holistic wellbeing of the universe.  Individuals can be nominated in,
Events: Tribal, Urban, Rural
Performing Arts: Group or Individual, Hip hop, Kapa Haka, Band
Martial Arts: Army, Navy, Airforce, Whare Tūtauā
Transport: Railway, Air, Road, Oceanic
Tribal Service: King Movement, Minister, Events, Negotiation

Te Rangituataka Supreme Award
This is the highest award that recognises outstanding performance in leadership.  The successful recipient will be determined by a select group.

 

For more information please email us at awards@maniapoto.co.nz

18/19 – Abbey Huriwai

Abbey Huriwai (Ngāti Rōrā, Ngāti Kinohaku) has completed her first year of studies towards a Bachelor of Science double majoring in Environmental Science and Ecology and Biodiversity at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Taking interest in environmental sustainability and the damaging impacts facing our taiao, Abbey would like to use her knowledge to assist in improving Maniapoto waterways and native habitat throughout Aotearoa.

“Last year I took part in a project for change within NZ single-use plastic waste, myself and friends/students challenged Mc Donald’s to adopt a “straw on request policy” nationwide. By October 2018 Mc Donald’s announced they would transition to this policy. I learned skills on how to interest large volumes of people via social media and engagement of youth which would be beneficial for community projects ” says Abbey.

18/19 – Tanirau Manwaiti

Tanirau Manawaiti (Ngāti Rōrā), 2018-19 Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarship ($1000) recipient, has just completed his first year of study towards a Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Technology) at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology). Tanirau has always believed that it is important that whānau and the community are involved and should look to take up Applied Science to achieve increased positive outcomes for Ngāti Maniapoto in the area that associates to kaitiakitanga and the taiao.

“I believe that we must get things right in our own backyard first, then success may breed success as positive outcomes can be shared after thorough and tested application locally.” states Tanirau.

18/19 – Amai Tahu

Amai Tahu (Ngāti Paretekawa, Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Rahurahu) has completed his first year of studies towards He Korowai Akonga: Bachelor of Education (Primary Educaation ) Level 5 program at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. The Te Kūiti Primary School Haka Teacher has a passion for contributing to and empowering our tamariki through Māori performing arts teaching systems that build the capability of the next generation in Maniapoto values of manaakitanga,
kotahitanga, and aroha.

“Me whakaatuhia ai taku ao, me rongorongo katoatia ai te iwi i aku tōmina, taku kaha ki te manaaki te whakatupuranga mai a ngā tamariki mokopuna kei ngā mahi a Tāne Rore, a Hine Rēhia, ko te ao a Rēhua. Me mōhio ake, ko rātou ngā kākā tarahae o āpōpō, mei kore ko rātou, e kore rawa ahau.’ says Amai.