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MMTB – Support Hub Administrator

Busy and Rewarding Role
Small Close-Knit Team
Te Kūiti Based

Are you a self-motivated administrator with a positive can-do attitude? Do you want to be part of a supportive and high performing administration team? Do you share our aspirations for a vibrant Maniapoto Iwi? If you answered yes to all of the above, then you’re the superstar administrator we’re looking for.

Based in Te Kūiti, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board is the recognised Iwi Authority for Ngāti Maniapoto and corporate trustee of the Maniapoto Fisheries Trust.  Ngāti Maniapoto consists of 35,353 (Census, 2013) tribal members, numerous hapū, marae and papakainga.

We are looking for a superstar administrator to join our organisation, where you will work with a small close-knit team in this busy and rewarding role. The Administration Hub provides high quality administrative and secretarial services to support our business activities. This role is one of two Hub Administrators, reporting to the Executive Assistant to the CEO.

The Hub Administrator is responsible for:

  • Being the first point of contact by phone, and to visitors at our office
  • Coordinating general business and administration processes such as mail, courier services, and photocopying
  • Managing office resources such as the procurement of stationary
  • Managing and monitoring office facilities and vehicles, coordinating repairs and maintenance as required
  • Managing and maintaining the organisation’s records management system
  • Supporting and coordinating event planning and catering requirements
  • Assisting with the formatting, preparation and presentation of documents including the preparation of meeting packs and minute taking as required
  • Working collaboratively across the administration hub to assist with the allocation of workload and support when required

 

Key attributes sought to be successful in this role:

  • Strong customer service with at least two year’s administration experience
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong and lasting relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritise tasks
  • Results focused with the ability to ‘finish’ tasks
  • Competent computer skills; particularly in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Teams would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori
  • Ability to effectively work with whānau, hapū, iwi and internal/external stakeholders in an efficient yet culturally sensitive and appropriate manner

 

If this role looks like it was written for you, then we’d love to hear why you’re the superstar administrator we’ve been looking for.

Alongside your current CV, please forward a cover letter telling us why you’re our new superstar administrator, and what has motivated you to apply, to Aby Adams, aby@maniapoto.co.nz. Applications close 5pm, Friday 9th April 2021.

Notice to Beneficiaries Inviting Nominations and Applications for Inclusion on the Roll of Beneficiaries

E te iwi,
Nominations and applications for upcoming Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Triennial Elections are now OPEN.
If you’re interested in becoming a trustee or for more information, please see below details.

Pursuant to Section 46 of the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955, the Board hereby calls for nominations for the election of SIX (6) members of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board. The Board also calls upon such of its beneficiaries as have not already enrolled, being persons 18 years and over, to apply to be included on the Board’s Roll of Beneficiaries.

 

Nominations and applications for enrolment open on Wednesday 10 March 2021, and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 7 April 2021. Nomination and enrolment forms can be obtained by phoning the election helpline on 0800 666 045, or from the Trust office, 49 Taupiri St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6234 or 0800 668 285.

 

A candidate must submit a candidate profile statement with their nomination form for sending out with the voting papers to beneficiaries. The nomination form must be signed by at least five beneficiaries who are entitled to vote in the election and witnessed by one or more adult persons. A candidate may at any time withdraw their nomination by notice in writing to the Board.

 

An election will be held by postal and internet vote if the number of valid nominations received by the closing date for nominations exceeds the number of members required to be elected. The voting period will be from Friday 23 April to Friday 21 May 2021.

 

The Tribal Register will close on 7 April 2021 for Voting / Electoral process.  If you are not registered and verified on the Tribal Register at this time, you will be ineligible to vote in the 2021 MMTB Elections.  Please ring the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board offices now

(ph: 0800 668 285 or (07) 878 6234) to check to see if you are registered.

 

 

Dated at Te Kuiti this 10th day of March 2021.

 

Anthony Morton

Returning Officer – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

Ph 0800 666 045 – iro@electionz.com

 

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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Maniapoto to initial Deed of Settlement

On Thursday 17th December, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) will be initialling the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement (DOS) with the Crown, to settle the historical treaty claims of Maniapoto (all inclusive within Te Nehenehenui).
The initialling will be taking place in Parliament Buildings in Wellington, with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon. Andrew Little and other Crown officials.

“What initialling means is that the DOS and proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) can now be presented to our people to consider. It is our people who will make the final decision on whether or not this settlement is agreed. We will be holding a series of hui in early 2021 to talk through the proposed DOS and PSGE with our whānau” says MMTB Chair, Keith Ikin.
There are a number of matters that are still unresolved with the Crown. Mr Ikin says they will continue to push for progress on these matters over the next 2-3 months.

“This is a significant time for our people. It is the most important decision we will make in our generation.”
“As we initial on Thursday, we reflect on the sacrifice and the hard work of our whānau over many generations who fought and advocated for our people within Te Nehenehenui.”

A key focus of MMTB has been to take an inclusive approach with all, ensuring everyone has had an opportunity to have their say throughout this journey. “It is really important that our whānau who whakapapa within Te Nehenehenui, are fully informed and participate in the decision to approve, or not, the proposed settlement (ratification).”

“The DOS seeks to provide redress for historical injustice and sets out the expectations of a relationship with the Crown that our tūpuna have sought over many generations. The legacy our tūpuna have left us, their descendants within Te Rohe Pōtae, is one that is built on kotahitanga. Our rohe has withstood the intergenerational challenges of colonisation through our commitment to solidarity and finding our own way forward as a people. This settlement provides opportunities for our generation and for generations to come.”

A copy of the initialled Deed of Settlement will be made available on our website.
To keep informed on what is happening within the settlement space, we encourage whānau to register or update your details on the Maniapoto Tribal Register. Details can be found here.

Maniapoto appoints new Chief Executive

Chairman of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB), Keith Ikin, has announced the appointment of Cadence Kaumoana (Ngāti Maniapoto) to the role of Chief Executive (CE) from January 2021.

Cadence, who is also of Ngāti Apakura and Ngāti Mahuta descent is currently completing a Doctorate at the University of Auckland with over 20 years experience in the education sector.

“I am excited to work on advancing our rohe into one that is thriving and prosperous where our people can live and work in, with pride and purpose to ensure the futures of our mokopuna are strong and positive” says Cadence.

Mr Ikin believes Cadence brings a track record of leadership across a number of organisations, and a passion for making a difference.

“We are very pleased to have one of our own join us as our new CE. This is a critical time for our iwi as we work to transition the closing down of MMTB and establishment of a new entity created by and accountable to the iwi of Te Nehenehenui” says Mr Ikin.

“On behalf of MMTB, I want to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of our interim CE, Bella Takiari-Brame, whose leadership particularly through Covid, has been exemplary.”

Cadence’s appointment will take effect from Monday 11th January 2021.

He Pānuitanga

Ki ngā whānau katoa o Te Rohe Pōtae
Ki ngā rangatira, ki ngā hapū, ki ngā tāne, ki ngā wahine me ngā tamariki!
Tātou, kei ngā rohe o te motu, tātou, kei ngā whenua o te Ao, kia ora huihui tātou katoa!

In December 2016, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board received the deed of mandate to represent Maniapoto in treaty settlement negotiations. Since then, significant progress has been made, with the signing of Te Huatahi – Agreement in Principle in August 2017. More information on this can be found on our website here
We are now at the phase of preparing to initial a deed of settlement with the Crown and looking forward to the future of Maniapoto (inclusive of all within Te Nehenehenui) once a settlement is reached. Our people need to be fully informed on what this could look like and, in the near future, will have the opportunity to vote on and ratify key kaupapa aimed to achieve the future aspirations of our whānau, marae and hapū.
Over the past 6 months, hui had been held across the rohe. Some of these were livestreamed and are available to watch via our Facebook page here. Further hui have been scheduled in the coming weeks to provide an overall update.

Te Rā: Te Wā: Kei:
Monday, 14 December 2020 6.00pm Holiday Inn

10 Tyron St

Rotorua

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 6.00pm Te Puea Memorial Marae

41 Miro Road

Mangere Bridge

Auckland

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 6.00pm Heartland Hotel Cotswold

88-96 Papanui Road,

Christchurch

We encourage all to participate and have your say. Your whakaaro is vital as we continue this journey together, to get the best outcome for our people and future generations to come. Nau mai rā, rūpeke mai rā!

If you would like to get in touch with us, please visit the MMTB Offices, 49 Taupiri Street,
Te Kūiti, call 07 878 6234 or email us at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz

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

 

Tickets are limited so get yours today whānau.
Click here to purchase your tickets.

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