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Maniapoto acknowlege Negotiator Mook Hohneck

The Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB) and Negotiator Terrence Mook Hohneck have confirmed that his fixed term contract has come to an end. MMTB Chairman, Mr R.Tiwha Bell acknowledges the significant contribution Mook has made over the past three years. “We are very grateful to Mook for the skills and knowledge he has provided in order to progress the settlement of the Maniapoto Treaty Claims since Mandate was achieved in 2016. We wish Mook all the best in his future endeavours”. Glenn Tootill will remain as Negotiator and [...]

Maniapoto announces Interim CE

E ngā uri o Maniapoto. Chairman of the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB), Tiwha Bell, has announced the appointment of Bella Takiari-Brame (Ngāti Rora, Ngāti Tumae, Ngāti Te Waha, Ngāti Waiora, Ngāti Takiari) to the role of Interim Chief Executive (CE) of the MMTB. This follows the departure of former CE Sonya Hetet earlier this month. The Interim CE’s role will not only be to manage day-to-day operations of the Board but also ensure a robust process is carried out to appoint a CE who will lead the [...]

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board acknowledge departing Chief Executive

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board acknowledge departing Chief Executive The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) and its Chief Executive Sonya Hetet have confirmed her farewell from the organisation now that her fixed term contract as CEO has come to an end.  The Board would like to acknowledge Sonya’s significant contribution during the past ten years of her mahi with MMTB, and particularly the last two years as CEO.  Sonya’s last day with the MMTB will be Wednesday the 4th of December 2019. The Board would like to wish Sonya [...]

100th Anniversary of flagstaff honours 77 Maniapoto men from World War 1

This pou kara or flagstaff memorial records and honours the names of  77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the Great War. Twelve men lost their lives.  These men have a star next to their name. The memorial was unveiled on 11 November 1919. It was funded by a collection amongst the tribe in July of that year when memories of the war were still very much vivid.  The King Country Chronicle reported that it was a notable gathering, Māori from all parts coming to attend [...]