The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board are committed to improve Maniapoto economic prosperity. A number of projects currently being implemented to assist in achieving this goal are noted below.

Economic Prosperity Projects

The Maniapoto Economic Research and Innovation Committee (MERIC) was established in August 2013


  • To support the Board in making prudent decisions around strategic initiatives in economic research and innovation
  • To identify and promote education, economic growth and development opportunities for Maniapoto uri, whānau, hapū and iwi

MERIC is guided by the Boards Strategic Goal: ‘To improve Maniapoto Economic Prosperity’

MERIC Sub-Committee Members:
Glenn Tootill (Chair)
Dan Te Kanawa
Riria Te Kanawa
Rongo Wetere

Ngā Aho Rangahau ō Maniapoto – Threads of Research (NAROM)

Nga Aho Rangahau ō Maniapoto (NAROM) is a core part of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board strategic commitment to grow a strong and vibrant Maniapoto economy and assist in realising the economic potential of Maniapoto.

The intent of the MMTB is to work collaboratively with participating Crown Research Institutes and administrators of Maori Land interests within the Maniapoto rohe, who share the aspiration of optimising their economic potential and thereby contribute to enhancing the Maniapoto economy.

NAROM Symposium Speakers 20 July 2015

NAROM Symposium Speakers 20 July 2015

Final NAROM Symposium Presentations

Ngā Aho Rangahau o Maniapoto – Threads of Research Report