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


Waimiha Marae

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


Mangapeehi Marae

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 tiriti@maniapoto.co.nz

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!