The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (Māori Trust Boards Act 1955) and Maniapoto Fisheries Trust (Māori Fisheries Act 2004) are required in its Deed to maintain a database of registered beneficiaries who whakapapa to Ngāti Maniapoto me ona hapū maha. We refer to the database as the Maniapoto Tribal Register.

As at September 2020, the Tribal Register had 25,420 members (2019: 24,500).  This is an increase of 920 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.
Information below.

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Update Contact Info

If your contact information has recently changed, please update it by completing the online form.

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Please return registration form to:

Marissa Campbell at

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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 enrollment 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