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.

Being on the Maniapoto tribal register is very important because it is our main communication link with you and gives you a direct say in decisions that affect you and your whanau.

The registration forms can be obtained by mail, dropping into our office, or registering online. If you have problems completing your registration please contact us.

Register Online


If you need any help in filling out the form or need any assistance please contact us.

Download Registration Form

Maniapoto Tribal Registration Form



Please return registration form to:

Marissa Campbell via email at


Physical Address:
Matawhaiora Building
49 Taupiri Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 36

If you have registered but you wish to update your details contact Marissa via

If you need any help in filling out the form or need any assistance please contact Marissa via 0800 668 285 or email as above.

We will contact you to confirm your enrolment on the tribal register or that further information to assist in the verification process is required.

Ā muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake