He Pānuitanga

Ki ngā whānau katoa o Te Nehenehenui

Ki ngā rangatira, ki ngā hapū, ki ngā tāne, ki ngā wahine me ngā tamariki!

Tātou, kei ngā rohe o te motu, tātou, kei ngā whenua o te Ao, kia ora huihui tātou katoa!

Following on from the signing of our Deed of Settlement in November 2021, Te Nehenehenui Trust (the Trust) has been focused on establishing the Trust and transitioning from the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) to the post settlement governance entity (PSGE) Te Nehenehenui Trust.

As we move to the next phase, our team and trustees will be engaging with our whānau on our five-year plan, what our future could look like and how we should move towards our collective goals.

In August, we will be holding iwi engagement hui across the motu, including a visit to our people in Brisbane and Sydney. These hui will provide an opportunity for whānau to provide input towards our collective aspirations moving forward. During the hui, we will outline the Trust structure, our priorities and timeframes, as well as look to provide more information about the coming election process for Te Nehenehenui Trustees.

Hui have been scheduled as follows:

Upcoming Engagement Hui

TE KŪITI | 5:30pm, Monday, 8th August
Te Kūiti Pā, Awakino Rd, Te Kūiti

TAUMARUNUI | 5:30pm, Tuesday, 9th August
Taumarunui Cosmopolitan Club, 10 Miriama St, Taumarunui

PIOPIO |  5:30pm, Wednesday, 10th August
Mōkau Kohunui Marae
20 Moa St, Piopio

MANIAITI |  10am, Saturday 13th August
Benneydale Hall, Maniaiti Rd

ŌTOROHANGA | 3pm, Saturday 13th August
Kiwi House, Tuatara room, 20 Alex Telfer Drive

KĀWHIA |  10am, Sunday, 14th August
Community Hall, 141 Jervios St

HAMILTON  |  3pm, Sunday 14th August
Distinction Hotel, 100 Garnett Ave, Te Rapa

CHRISTCHURCH |  6pm, Tuesday, 16th August
Rydges Latimer, 30 Latimer Square

NELSON | 6pm, Wednesday, 17th August
Trailways, 66 Trafalgar St

WELLINGTON  |  6pm, Thursday, 18th August
Atura, 24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon

AUCKLAND |  6pm, Monday, 22nd August
Te Puea Marae, 41 Miro Rd, Māngere Bridge

NAPIER |  6pm, Tuesday, 23rd August
Kennedy Park Resort, 11 Storkey St

PALMERSTON NORTH  |  6pm, Wednesday, 24th August
Distinction Hotel, 175 Cuba St

ROTORUA |  6pm, Thursday, 25th August
Rydges, 10 Tyron St, Whakarewarewa

GOLD COAST |  10am, Saturday, 27th August
Bethania Community Centre, 88-118 Station Rd, Bethania, QLD

SYDNEY (pending confirmation)
Monday, 29th August

TE KŪITI – AGM |  Saturday, 3rd September
Te Kūiti Pā, Awakino Rd

For those that cannot attend hui in person, online sessions will be available to tune in to. This includes livestreaming of some hui, surveys, and live Q&A’s where you can ask pātai. These dates, along with hui venues and times will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Iwi consultation and hui has been critical in shaping the path we have taken so far along our haerenga.

With our sights firmly set on the next five years and beyond, we look forward to hearing from you – our whānau – as we chart our path for the future.

TNN is also excited to announce that the second and final readings of our Maniapoto Claims Settlement Bill in Parliament have been confirmed.

The final reading will be held on the 15th of September at which time, we hope to take a large group of whānau to Wellington. More details will follow once confirmed.

Nau mai rā, rūpeke mai rā!

For further enquiries please email us at patai@tnn.co.nz

Additional Note:

The Trust have recently developed a brand that reflects the genesis of Te Nehenehenui.

Nehenehenui is synonymous with the people of Ngāti Maniapoto. Emanating from the uncharted nirvana of panoramic beauty, the Trust logo illustrates its origins and the kinship of our people to the land.

Ranginui is personified to the right and Papatūānuku to the left. The aquatic and emerald lines signify the brand’s connection to our ecosystems, geographical pillars, our people of home and of the world. This modern interpretation of our past imbues the importance of unity and indentity.

The design will be presented to our whānau for feedback in the coming weeks.