The Maniapoto Fisheries Trust is required in its Deed to maintain a register of beneficiaries. We refer to this as the Maniapoto Tribal Register which is a database of Maniapoto tribal members who whakapapa to Ngāti Maniapoto.
AS at September 2018, the Tribal Register had 22,879 members (2017: 21,444). This is an increase of 1,435 members over the past 12 months.
The 2013 Census NZ statistics note that 35,358 of Māori in Aotearoa identified as Maniapoto. The figures also tell us that over 80% of the Maniapoto population live outside of the rohe, and that does not include the many tribal members who live abroad, particularly in Australia.
All descendants of Maniapoto are encouraged to register on the Maniapoto Tribal Register. By doing so, you have the right to stand as a MMTB Trustee, cast votes at MMTB Tri-ennial Elections, cast votes for Iwi special resolutions, be eligible to apply for annual Grants or Scholarships and participate in MMTB activities.