Our Stories2018-09-04T13:28:54+00:00

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 [...]

ECE Kaiako Position

Job Description Early Childhood Centre – Te Kuiti based Te Pukeiti Early Childhood Centre (TPECC) is a licensed 50 place early learning centre based in Te Kuiti and operated by the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board. Reporting to the Centre Manager, the ECE Kaiako position will be responsible for meeting the expectations and delivery of Te Whariki and positively contributing to our team, Te Pukeiti whanau and tamariki at all times. You will be responsible for planning, assessing and evaluating Te Pukeiti activities and reporting requirements ensuring they meet [...]

Primary School kapa haka promotes Maniapoto anthems & reo

“E whakairo ana mai tō tīpuna” Anō te pai te āhua reka o te noho tahi a te tuakana me te taina i runga i te ngākau kotahi. The Maniapoto Primary Schools Māori Culture Festival took place two weeks ago at The Les Munro Centre. The purpose of this event was fostering ahurea Māori and strengthening whanaungatanga in a non-competitive capacity. Maniapototanga was showcased through the celebration of our iwi anthems by our tamariki, mokopuna. The kura who participated were: Te Kura Rautau, Aria, Rangitoto, Pukenui, Kihikihi, Te [...]

Piopio College commemorate 25th Anniversary of Wharekura

“Whitiwhiti te manu nui I te ata. Pae muturangi I te ahiahi” Whakaara Kia Mataara, the wharekura that stands front and center of Piopio College has been commemorated this year on Tuesday, 27th of November. Marking its 25th Anniversary, we acknowledge its beginnings as it was opened by the late Honorable Koro Wētere and the late Dr Tui Adams who both opened the wharekura on Saturday, 27th of November 1993. 25 years ago there was more than just a wish to acknowledge the reo, mana, and tikanga of [...]

Te Kūiti soup delivery kitchen for kaumātua

Te Aroa Pou (Ngāti Te Kanawa, Ngāti Peehi, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Uekaha ), and the Pou Haereiti/Wright whānau have become a beacon of love for their kaumātua community in Te Kūiti. This year in July, the whānau were deeply saddened by the departure of many ruruhi and koroheke during the cold winters that continue to affect elderly across Aotearoa. Naturally, winter comes with a sparkling chill that creates health issues, this prompted Te Aroa and his whānau to start a Māori soup delivery kitchen every Monday and Friday [...]

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 [...]