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

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

Treaty Settlement Negotiations Hui – for the inclusion of Ngāti Rangatahi

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Rangatahi kia haere mai ki te tautoko i tēnei mahi ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai!

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) currently holds a mandate to represent Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. As Ngāti Rangatahi were recognised by the Crown as a Large Natural Grouping and were pursuing a mandate to negotiate a Treaty settlement, Ngāti Rangatahi are not currently listed as a group in the MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”). With the Crown declining to proceed with a Ngāti Rangatahi Whanaunga Association mandate process, this matter now needs to be rectified.
MMTB will hold a voting hui to see whether Ngāti Rangatahi wants to be recognised in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named “shared group”. If Ngāti Rangatahi are named in the deed, additional Wai claims may be listed in the deed.
Ngāti Rangatahi claims will be settled in the Maniapoto settlement only to the extent those claims arise through Maniapoto whakapapa within the defined Maniapoto area of interest. Ngāti Rangatahi claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa within the Maniapoto area of interest will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement. This means that some Rangatahi claims relating to lands in the southern part of Rangatahi’s area around Taumarunui, as well as claims relating to Te Reu Reu in the Rangitikei and in the Hutt Valley will not be included.

Hui Details

Morero Marae, 143 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui
10am Saturday, 10 October 2020

At the above hui, Ngāti Rangatahi members (whether or not registered with Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (“MMTB”)) will be invited to vote by show of hands on the following resolution:

That Ngāti Rangatahi be recorded as a descent group of Maniapoto (‘shared group’ with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the claimant definition for the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.

Those eligible to vote at the hui are those who:
 Affiliate to Ngāti Rangatahi;
 Are 18 years or older at the date of the hui or filing of a submission.

Voting will be by show of hands. There will be no proxy votes. Crown observers will be present at the voting hui.
Ngāti Rangatahi members are also invited to file submission on the proposed claimant definition and related matters. Submissions can be filed with MMTB, tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz or Te Arawhiti, Submissions@tearawhiti.govt.nz or by post to Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, PO Box 36, Te Kūiti 3941. Submissions open 10 October 2020 and close 10 working days later (5pm, 23 October 2020).
The outcome will be decided by considering the voting results as well as the submissions.

The agenda for this hui will be as follows:
 Mihi Whakatau / Karakia
 Mandate presentation by Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Negotiator
 Update on Treaty Settlements for the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to date
 Question and answer time
 Mandate resolution to be proposed and voted on
 Karakia Whakamutunga

The Ngāti Rangatahi Information sheet can be viewed here.

The presentation that will be provided for these hui can be viewed here

If you require any further information in relation to the above hui, please contact the Treaty team at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz.

Please note that the health and well-being of our people is the absolute priority. Therefore, this hui will only proceed if New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or below. Notification will be provided ASAP should these hui be postponed to a later date.

TREATY SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS HUI – for the definition of Ngāti Hikairo as a “shared group”

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Hikairo kia haere mai ki te tautoko i tēnei mahi ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai!

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) currently holds a mandate to represent Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. That includes those Ngāti Hikairo with Ngāti Maniapoto whakapapa.
Ngāti Hikairo claims will therefore be settled in the Maniapoto settlement only to the extent those claims arise through Maniapoto whakapapa. Ngati Hikairo claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement.
The MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”) records that Maniapoto recognises Ngāti Hikairo as a distinct shared group within the Rohe Pōtae with whakapapa connections to Maniapoto.

Inclusion of Ngāti Hikairo in the Maniapoto claimant definition as a group is intended to appropriately recognise links between the groups, if that is what Ngati Hikairo want. (Ngāti Hikairo claims that arise through Ngati Maniapoto whakapapa will still be settled in the Maniapoto settlement, the issue is whether Ngati Hikairo wish to be referred to as a shared group or not).
MMTB will hold two voting hui and invite submissions to see whether Ngāti Hikairo want to be listed in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named ’shared group’.

Hui Details

1. Mōkai Kainga Marae, 111 Aotea Rd, Kāwhia
10am Saturday, 26 September 2020
2. Kāwhia Hall, Jervois St, Kāwhia
10am Sunday, 4 October 2020

At the above hui, Ngāti Hikairo members (whether or not registered with MMTB) will be invited to vote by show of hands on the following resolution:

That Ngāti Hikairo be recorded as a descent group of Maniapoto (‘shared group’ with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the claimant definition for the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.

Those eligible to vote at the hui are those who:
 Affiliate to Ngāti Hikairo;
 Are 18 years or older at the date of the hui or filing of a submission.

Voting will be by show of hands. There will be no proxy votes. Crown observers will be present at the voting hui.
Iwi members (those who currently fall or will fall within the claimant definition for settlement negotiations purposes) are also invited to file submissions on the proposed claimant definition and related matters. Those submissions can be filed with MMTB, tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz or Te Arawhiti, Submissions@tearawhiti.govt.nz or by post to Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, PO Box 36, Te Kūiti 3941. Submissions open 26 September 2020 and close 10 working days after the last hui (5pm, 16 October 2020).
The outcome will be decided by considering the voting results as well as the submissions.

The agenda for each hui will be as follows:
 Mihi Whakatau / Karakia
 Mandate presentation by Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Negotiator
 Update on Treaty Settlements to date
 Question and answer time
 Mandate resolution to be proposed and voted on
 Karakia Whakamutunga

The Ngāti Hikairo Information Sheet can be viewed here.

The presentation that will be provided for these hui can be viewed here. 

If you require any further information in relation to the above hui, please contact the Treaty team at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz.
Please note that the health and well-being of our people is the absolute priority. Therefore, this hui will only proceed if New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or below. Notification will be provided ASAP should these hui be postponed to a later date.

TREATY SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS HUI – for the definition of Ngāti Apakura as a “shared group”

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! He karanga tēnei ki ngā uri o Ngāti Apakura kia haere mai ki te tautoko i tēnei mahi ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai!

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) currently holds a mandate to represent Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. That includes those Ngāti Apakura with Ngāti Maniapoto whakapapa.
Ngāti Apakura claims will therefore be settled in the Maniapoto settlement only to the extent those claims arise through Maniapoto whakapapa. Ngati Apakura claims that do not arise through Maniapoto whakapapa will not be settled through the Maniapoto settlement.
The MMTB Deed of Mandate (“DOM”) records that Maniapoto recognises Ngāti Apakura as a distinct shared group within the Rohe Pōtae with whakapapa connections to Maniapoto.
Inclusion of Ngāti Apakura in the Maniapoto claimant definition as a group is intended to appropriately recognise links between the groups, if that is what Ngāti Apakura want. (Ngāti Apakura claims that arise through Ngati Maniapoto whakapapa will still be settled in the Maniapoto settlement, the issue is whether Ngati Apakura wish to be referred to as a shared group or not).

MMTB will hold two voting hui and invite submissions to see whether Ngāti Apakura want to be listed in the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement as a named ’shared group’.

Hui Details
1. Pūrekireki Marae, 408-124, State Highway 39, Pirongia
3pm Saturday, 26 September 2020
2. Mōtiti Marae, Mangatea Rd, Te Kuiti
3pm Sunday, 4 October 2020

At the above hui, Ngāti Apakura members (whether or not registered with MMTB) will be invited to vote by show of hands on the following resolution:

That Ngāti Apakura be recorded as a descent group of Maniapoto (‘shared group’ with historical and contemporary affiliations with other iwi) in the claimant definition for Maniapoto Deed of Settlement.

Those eligible to vote at the hui are those who:
 Affiliate to Ngāti Apakura;
 Are 18 years or older at the date of the hui or filing of a submission.

Voting will be by show of hands. There will be no proxy votes. Crown observers will be present at the voting hui.
Iwi members (those who currently fall or will fall within the claimant definition for settlement negotiations purposes) are also invited to file submissions on the proposed claimant definition and related matters. Those submissions can be filed with MMTB, tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz or Te Arawhiti, Submissions@tearawhiti.govt.nz or by post to Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, PO Box 36, Te Kūiti 3941. Submissions open 26 September 2020 and close 10 working days after the last hui (5pm, 16 October 2020).

The outcome will be decided by considering the voting results as well as the submissions.
The agenda for each hui will be as follows:
 Mihi Whakatau / Karakia
 Mandate presentation by Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Negotiator
 Update on Treaty Settlements to date
 Question and answer time
 Mandate resolution to be proposed and voted on
 Karakia Whakamutunga

The Ngāti Apakura Information Sheet can be viewed here. 

The presentation that will be provided for these hui can be viewed here

If you require any further information in relation to the above hui, please contact the Treaty team at tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz.

Please note that the health and well-being of our people is the absolute priority. Therefore, this hui will only proceed if New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or below. Notification will be provided ASAP should these hui be postponed to a later date.

Maniapoto Cultural Assessment Framework Project completed

A multi-year project undertaken by Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and NIWA to create a better understanding of environmental issues for Maniapoto marae and whānau has been completed.
The project was a three-year piece of work to build the capacity and capability for Maniapoto by delivering marae based wānanga. These wānanga delivered opportunities for Kaitiaki to learn and explore issues related to land use activities and associated environmental effects on the awa. It also enabled whānau to learn and adopt a suite of tools associated with freshwater fisheries monitoring and water quality monitoring using both cultural frameworks and scientific methods.

The Waikato River Authority has supported the wider project through two funding rounds in 2017 and 2018 with total funding of $157,000. The project has also seen the development of Cultural Health Indicators of several of Maniapoto Marae.

Big mihi to NIWA, WRA and those whānau that were a part of this awesome kaupapa.

Maniapoto-CAF_Final_Web

 

Download the PDF here

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Inaugural Awards Rekindles Historical Gathering

Suits, neck ties and floor length dresses will adorn the Māhoenui Memorial Hall on Friday 6th December when affiliates of Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha and residents of the Te Nehenehenui region are recognised at the 2019 Inaugural Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha, Kawenata Awards.

The awards event is centred around the principles of an ancient Kawenata or covenant inspired by Te Rangituataka Tākerei, a great chief of the Mōkau district who convened a gathering of leaders, elders and children 115 years ago at Māhoenui to deliberate a way forward for Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha.

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Chair, Mr Tiwha Bell said, “we want to provide an all-encompassing ceremony that endeavours to recognise leaders, elders and young people achieving and contributing across multiple areas of the community.”

“240 names were nominated for the Awards. 100 of those names were short listed to 50 finalists by a dedicated judging panel. 25 winners were then selected based on the guiding principles of the 1904 Kawenata. A winner who has unreservedly demonstrated leadership, nobility and wisdom will also be awarded the Te Rangituataka Supreme Award.” said Mr Bell.

The awards are proudly supported by the descendants of Te Rangituataka, Maniapoto Māori Trust Board, Ministry of Education, Ruapuha Uekaha Hapū Trust, Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto (MFM) and Waitomo District Council. Guests on the night will include the Hon. Nanaia Mahuta and recent ambassadors to Tahiti, Te Kapa Haka o Ngā Pua o Te Kōwhara.

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