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 2016, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board received the mandate to represent Maniapoto in Treaty settlement negotiations. Since then, significant progress has been made, with most recently the signing of Te Huatahi – Agreement in Principle with the Crown in August 2017. More information on this can be found on our website www.maniapoto.iwi.nz
We are now at the phase of initialling a deed of settlement with the Crown and looking into the future of Maniapoto once a settlement is reached. Our people need to decide what this waka should look like and will have the opportunity to vote on this when ratification is required in early 2019.
A Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) will be created, to lead the iwi into the exciting times ahead. Your input on what this should look like is of utmost importance, so we invite you to attend our upcoming hui this year that focuses on the future of Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha.
As shown below, these hui will be held both within te rohe o Maniapoto and across the motu. So far, we have held two hui within the rohe; Napinapi Marae and Hia Kaitupeka Marae. Some hui will be live streamed for those who cant attend, and will remain on our Facebook page to watch at a later date. Surveys will also be posted online to provide another opportunity for iwi feedback. We encourage all of our people to participate and have your say. Your whakaaro is vital and will ultimately help shape the PSGE and our Maniapoto future.
|Te Rā:||Te Wā:||Kei:|
|Wednesday 11th April||5.30pm||Napinapi Marae, Piopio|
|Sunday 15th April||10am||Hia Kaitupeka Marae, Taumarunui|
|Monday 16th April||6pm||Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Mangakōtukutuku Campus, Glenview, Hamilton|
|Tuesday 17th April||6pm||Te Puea Marae, Auckland|
|Thursday 19th April||6pm||Aotea Lodge, Porirua|
|Sunday 22nd April||10am
Te Keeti Marae
|Thursday 26th April||6pm||Rehua Marae, Christchurch|
|Te Rā:||Te Wā:||Kei:|
|Tuesday 31 July 2018||6pm||Te Puea Marae, Auckland|
|Wednesday 1st August 2018||6pm||Distinction Hotel & Conference Centre, Palmerston North|
|Thursday 2nd August 2018||6pm||Aotea Lodge, Porirua|
|Saturday 4th August 2018||10am
Tokikapu Marae, Waitomo
|Sunday 5th August 2018||10am
|Mōkai Kainga Marae, Kāwhia
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Rāhui Pōkeka Campus, Huntly
|Monday 6th August 2018||6pm||Holiday Inn, Rotorua|
|Tuesday 7th August||5.30pm||Te Piruru Papakainga, Te Kūiti|
|Thursday 9th August||5.30pm||Rehua Marae, Christchurch|
A reminder that you will find more information and detail about what has been achieved to date via our website www.maniapoto.iwi.nz. Our Negotiation Team will also provide an update on the settlement process at the upcoming hui.
If you would like to get in touch with the Negotiation Team, please visit the MMTB Offices, 49 Taupiri Street, Te Kūiti, call 0800 668 285 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can keep up to date with what is happening online through the following channels:
Facebook – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
E Tū Maniapoto App – downloadable through the Apple and Google Play Stores
Instagram – EtuManiapoto
Twitter – etumaniapoto
A muri kia mau ki tēna, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake!