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Tribal Festival continues to bring Te Nehenehenui together

Tribal Festival continues to bring Te Nehenehenui together “Haramai tiki kapakapa, haramai tiki ngāherehere ki te pae o Tāne whakapiripiri” Maximising the relationship between whānau, hapū and marae are at the forefront of Te Nehenehenui Tribal Festival. The participation within the iwi is not defined by the competition and kapa haka. Instead the cultural festival [...]

By |2018-09-16T17:19:36+00:00September 16th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Waiwaia 2018

Ko ngā rau paenga o Waiwaia Waiwaia, the Maniapoto Secondary School Festival that has been entertaining the iwi for over 30 years has come and gone once more. Taking place annually at different venues, the festival was in high spirits as numerous secondary schools gathered to Ōtorohanga College to come together, perform kapa haka and [...]

By |2018-09-07T17:21:15+00:00September 7th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Te Nehenehenui Festival reaches 5-year celebration

Te Nehenehenui Tribal Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this Saturday where various Maniapoto hapū and rōpū will be performing traditional whakaaraara, mōteatea, haka pōwhiri and newly composed contemporary waiata. The iwi festival, which is held annually, challenges the uri whakatupu of Te Nehenehenui to engage and return to their home within Te Rohe [...]

By |2018-09-06T15:56:31+00:00September 6th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Youth Olympics on the horizon for Rugby Taiohi

Arorangi Sariah Wiripene Totorewa Tauranga, or Aro, (Ngāti Rora, Ngāti Huiao), 18, has performed magnificently in previous tournaments like the Oceania Youth Olympic Games Qualifier which has resulted in her selection to represent Aotearoa for the Under 18s Sevens tournament at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October of this year. It is [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:30:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Rangatahi Māori advocate for change at the United Nations

“Tukua kia tū takitahi ngā whetū o te rangi, ngā whetū o Matariki, o te tau hōu Māori” As Matariki rose, Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo (Ngāti Apakura), 24, along with Tamoko Ormsby (Ngāti Rora), 25, flew with a kāhui delegation of 5 other rangatahi to attend yet another forum of the United Nations. He Kuaka Mārangaranga has [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:57+00:00August 10th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Tamariki & whānau celebrate Matariki and Te Reo Māori

An echo of Te Reo Māori through waiata and wairua filled the streets last Friday as tamariki & kōhungahunga showed their confidence in a collective hāpori march. Matariki has set and until it rises, we are in the period known as Mātahi Kari Pīwai (the twelfth month, the gleaning month). By its setting, celebrations have [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00July 4th, 2018|Events, Featured|0 Comments

Nursing student focusing on supporting Māori whānau

Rihipeti Te Atatu Magner (Ngāti Uekaha),  currently in her 2nd year of Nursing within the Tīhei Mauri Ora Stream at Wintec, is focusing her efforts on developing a fulfilling career as a Māori nurse. Te Atatu strives to have the capability to bring all the pieces together and support whānau to navigate and achieve their [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00June 29th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments

Hon. Dr Koro Tainui Wētere CBE 1935-2018

E tangi ana te iwi o Maniapoto ki a koe e koro. Takahia te ara kūiti o Hine-nui-i-te-pō, te ara tika ki tua o te tirohanga tangata. Haere, haere, whakangaro atu rā. Maniapoto mourns the passing of one of our own, Hon. Dr Koro Wētere.  Instrumental in progressing and institutionalising initiatives and knowledge that will [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00June 26th, 2018|ETū Maniapoto App, Latest|0 Comments

2018 Triennial Election of Trustees Results

DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULT I hereby declare the final result for the election of SIX (6) Trustees for the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board that closed on Friday 15 June 2018. I confirm that the official result was determined after the scrutiny of the roll was completed, the validity of all votes was determined, and all [...]

Computer Science tauira returns from VEX Robotics World Championship in Kentucky, US

Isabella Riddell-Garner (Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Runga Te Rangi)(third from left), currently studying Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington has recently returned home from competing at the largest international robotics competition known as VEX Robotics World Championship. VEX Robotics is an annual competition that attracts tens of thousands of the smartest and brightest engineering and [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:28:58+00:00June 13th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments