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Maniapoto Treaty Settlement Reset

Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB) has formally appointed Board Trustee, Glenn Tootill, as a Negotiator in the Board’s Treaty Claims Settlement work for Maniapoto.  Tootill will join current Negotiator, Terrence ‘Mook’ Hohneck, in the negotiations with Crown to achieve a Deed of Settlement by the end of the year, 2019, following the departure of Sir Wira Gardiner whose contract with MMTB concluded at the end of December 2018.

Recognising the additional skills that Tootill will bring to the role as a key member on the Maniapoto Settlements Negotiations Team, the Board also acknowledged the significant contribution of Sir Wira Gardiner to advancing the settlement of the Maniapoto Treaty Claims.  Sir Wira’s knowledge and experience was recognised today by Board Chair, Tiwha Bell.  “We are very grateful to Sir Wira.  We hope to continue in 2019 with the good progress achieved during Sir Wira’s involvement over the last 12 months.

For more information on the Maniapoto Treaty Settlement, click here

Maniapoto and the Crown agree to a deferred timeline for Deed of Settlement

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 (MMTB) received the mandate to represent Maniapoto in Treaty settlement negotiations. Since then, significant progress was made with the signing of the Agreement in Principle with the Crown in August 2017. We are now at a phase of initialling a deed of settlement and looking into the future of Maniapoto once a settlement is reached. The Crown has recently informed MMTB that the timeframes to initialling of a deed of settlement are now extended beyond the original completion date of December 2018. If work continues to progress at a steady pace however between the Maniapoto negotiators and the Crown, we expect that the deed of settlement can be initialled in the first quarter of 2019.

“Our team have made considerable progress in negotiations with the Crown to get the best outcome possible for Maniapoto me ona hapū maha. A key focus of the team has been to take an inclusive approach with our people to ensure everyone has had an opportunity to provide feedback and have a say. We are now dealing with substantive issues that require more time for us to reach a Deed of Settlement that we can then bring back to the people. We are committed to continue moving forward, strengthen the capability of our people and lead ourselves in the journey ahead” says MMTB Chairman, Tiwha Bell.

Engagement and further updates will continue to be provided to the iwi.
You can find more information and detail about what has been achieved to date by clicking here

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

ROUND TWO
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

5pm

Mangapeehi Marae, Mangapeehi

Tokikapu Marae, Waitomo

Sunday 5th August 2018 10am

5pm

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

Pānui ki te iwi – Upcoming Hui

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. Your input on what this should look like is of utmost importance, so we invite you to attend our upcoming 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. So far, we have held two hui within the rohe; Napinapi Marae and Hia Kaitupeka Marae. 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 to provide another opportunity for iwi feedback.  We encourage all of our people to participate and have your say. Your whakaaro is vital and will ultimately help shape the PSGE and our Maniapoto future.

 

ROUND ONE
Te Rā: Te Wā: Kei:
Wednesday 11th April 5.30pm Napinapi Marae, Piopio
Sunday 15th April 10am Hia Kaitupeka Marae, Taumarunui
Monday 16th April 6pm Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Mangakōtukutuku Campus, Glenview, Hamilton
Tuesday 17th April 6pm Te Puea Marae, Auckland
Thursday 19th April 6pm Aotea Lodge, Porirua
Sunday 22nd April 10am

5pm

Waimiha Marae

Te Keeti Marae

Thursday 26th April 6pm Rehua Marae, Christchurch

 

ROUND TWO
Te Rā: Te Wā: Kei:
Tuesday 31 July 2018 6pm 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

5pm

Mangapeehi Marae

Tokikapu Marae, Waitomo

Sunday 5th August 2018 10am

5pm

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.  Our Negotiation Team will also provide an update on the settlement process at the upcoming hui.

If you would like to get in touch with the Negotiation Team, please visit the MMTB Offices, 49 Taupiri Street, Te Kūiti, call 0800 668 285 or email us at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz

Alternatively, you can keep up to date with what is happening online through the following channels:

Facebook – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

E Tū Maniapoto App – downloadable through the Apple and Google Play Stores

Instagram –  EtuManiapoto

Twitter – etumaniapoto

 

A muri kia mau ki tēna, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake!

 

New Maniapoto negotiator appointed

Maniapoto, e te Iwi, a new negotiator has been appointed to join the settlement team for our Treaty of Waitangi claims.
Chairman Tiwha Bell has noted  “As we announced earlier, previous negotiators, Nanaia Mahuta and Peter Douglas resigned. We called for people to put their hand up and we got a great response. As a result the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board has confirmed that Sir Wira Gardiner will join the team alongside Mook Hohneck, with specialist advisory appointments still in progress. We needed to move quickly to appoint a new negotiator so we could  keep the momentum going from  the Agreement in Principle signing.
“We believe this is a strong team which will represent our iwi well.  Between them our negotiators have strong governance, negotiation and leadership experience.The people gave a strong mandate to the Board to progress a settlement that will be decided in the future by the people of Maniapoto. We will continue to work hard to front our people, to keep updates on progress happening regularly and to listen to your feedback. We look forward to progressing the work completed to date under Nanaia Mahuta as lead negotiator.”
The team will continue with the initial Deed of Settlement phase of negotiations in order to get the best outcome for our people. Further updates and hui will resume in the new year.

Te Kūiti Kaumātua Games celebrate 10 years

The Te Kūiti Kaumātua Games are held in Te Kūiti each year, have been running since 2008, and have just celebrated their 10th year earlier this month. There has always been a great turnout and this year was no different. Ten teams participated with the majority of attendees ranging between the ages of 60-80+, totalling over 90 participants as well as support people and spectators. This year also saw teams join from Paeroa, Raukawa, and locals from Taumarunui, Te Kūiti, Otorohanga and Benneydale.

Organised by the Te Kūiti Kaumātua Games committee, support was also provided by a number of organisations to ensure a successful day. Chair of the committee, Anne Lemieux expressed how a key aspect of the games success is the support received by the individuals and organisations who support the event. “ Like most things it can’t be done without the people willing to do the mahi on the ground , whether large or small, or the organisations who provide the funding to pay for the venue and resources.

All participants thoroughly enjoyed the music and humour that Barry Batley brought as MC/DJ for the day who has been involved in the Games for the last nine years.

“The biggest achievement is that people are still coming and able to participate, have fun, catch up with old friends and make new ones. The volume of sound and hilarity creates an amazing feeling at the Les Munroe Centre. The young people who come to support on the day continue to be blown away by how active and competitive their aunties, nannies and koro are”, states Anne.

Congratulations to the two first placed roopu for the day, Ngāti Maniapoto Marae Pact Trust Team 1 and Raukawa Kaumatua Ora Team 5.

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board were once again proud to have supported such an inspiring kaupapa and look forward to next year’s event.

“It’s always a highlight to know that everyone has had a good time and leave on a high. A huge thank you from our team to all who attended and participated as well as all the helpers and funders. See you all next year,” says Anne.

 

Sleeps Standing – Moetu launched alongside first NZ Wars National Commemoration Day

Iwi gathered at Mangatoatoa yesterday to celebrate the book launch of Moetu – Sleeps Standing. Written by Witi Ihimaera and translated by Hēmi Kelly (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whāoa) this book provides a kaleidoscopic exploration of the battle of Ōrākau, through the eyes of  a 16 year old boy called Moetū. Moetū gives a voice to the people who tried to protect their culture and land, and includes Māori eye witness accounts, images and the Māori translation throughout.

 

The story is based on one that was told to Witi by his father when he was a child. “I doubt there was any boy of my generation who did not hear of Rewi’s last stand” says Witi.

“This battle is very unique, not only nationally but internationally. There really has been no other battle in the world like this.”

The battle of Ōrākau lasted for three days in 1864. 300 Māori men, women and children fought an imperial army, and has been said that around 1700 troops laid siege to Ōrākau pā.  Although they were totally outnumbered, defenders replied “E hoa, ka whawhai tonu mātou, ake, ake, ake!”

The launch was timed perfectly to coincide with the very first NZ Wars National Commemoration Day being today.

In 2015,over 11000 signatures were collected by four Otorohanga College students petitioning for a national day of commemoration for those who died in the NZ Wars.

“Its been an honour to hold this launch right before the first Commemoration Day and at Mangatoatoa Marae, given its close connection with the battle of Ōrākau.” Stated Witi.

Two toki were also presented by Maniapoto to Waikato and Raukawa as reminders of the strong relationship with the two iwi.

Moetū – Sleeps standing is now available for purchase online

Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) – Powerpoint Presentation

Last week the Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) hosted a webinar showcasing some leading researchers within Maniapoto.
The powerpoint from that presentation can be viewed by clicking on the following link Measuring_Maniapoto_Rata
It’s got some interesting info, particularly about Te Reo and Maniapoto connectedness.

 

Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto

In just over a year, Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto have made an enormous impact on the kapa haka scene, and they were once again, a crowd favourite at this year’s Koroneihana Celebration of Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII.

When the call was made last year for all of Rereahu Maniapoto whānau whānui to come together for tō tātou Kīngi, it was met with such response that the group continues to grow in size. And those who stand range from the very young to those who have experienced performing on stage many times before. Focusing on bringing together the wider iwi whānau for the support of the Kīngitanga and the love of whakangahau kapa haka, is what draws in members.

There is no restriction or criteria on joining, or whether one is a seasoned performed or new to kapa haka, the rōpu is becoming renowned for being a group that calls to the four corners of the tribe and everywhere in between.

Practising for months in the lead-up to each Koroneihana, the bracket consists of popular Rereahu Maniapoto waiata and haka. And it’s those “old-school favourites” which soon gets the crowd up on their feet joining in, with the media taking a keen interest in the rōpu. Having featured on national Māori television last year and being showcased on ‘Kīngitanga LIVE’ this year, their popularity certainly precedes them.

At this year’s Koroneihana, the iwi was certainly well represented with Te Waikowharawhara taking to the stage immediately beforehand and then followed by Te Tira Haere o Rereahu Maniapoto filling the stage of Kimiora with the biggest group of the night.

A job was well done and another year over which the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board has been proud to support alongside the Haereiti whānau who have made specific resources and transport available for this rōpu to travel and represent everyone that is Rereahu Maniapoto.

“Ā muri kia mau ki tēnā kia mau ki te kāwau maaro whanake ake, whanake ake”

Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui

As the fog settles on the dew of a dark and still August morning, whānau from across the iwi gather in anticipation of the day ahead.

Friday was Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui – the official starting of the 11th Koroneihana for Kīngi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII.  And for many whānau, meeting at Te Tokanganui-a-noho in the early hours for the bus journey to Turangawaewae Marae, is an annual pilgrimage that has been undertaken by many generations.

 

Kawe mate is a long-held tradition which has been part of Koroneihana celebrations since its inception where people gather under the warm embrace of Mahinārangi to grieve collectively for their loved ones who’ve passed away during the year.

Te Aroa Pou (Ngāti Te Kanawa, Ngāti Peehi, Ngāti Huiao, Ngāti Kinohaku) says that “it is important that Maniapoto attends the Koroneihana, especially Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui, as it brings our loved ones together so that we mourn together.  As rangatahi not only do we help our kaumātua and that all of Maniapoto have the opportunity to attend Koroneihana, but we also learn of our Maniapoto connections with the Kīngitanga”.

Maniapoto have been staunch supporters of Koroneihana since the Kīngitanga emerged in the 1850’s as a symbol of unity.  Aside from the sadness of the day, Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui is also a time for renewing bonds with relatives and strengthening family connections,  and the sight of sorrow soon makes way to the sound of laughter.

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board has provided support in recent years by putting on a bus that enables Maniapoto whānau attend Ngā Kawe Mate o Tainui.  Departing from Te Kūiti Pā at 7.00am on the morning with stops in Ōtorohanga and Te Awamutu, the bus arrived in time for Maniapoto to join the multitudes descend onto Turangawaewae Marae to be received by Mahinārangi and Turongo.