Our Journey

Between 2018 and 2019, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) sought input from our people to help shape the focus and structure of the PSGE as the iwi negotiators moved closer to agreement on the Deed of Settlement. During this time, several surveys were conducted, webinars hosted, and live Q&A sessions held to allow our people to contribute and provide feedback regarding the shape and intent of the PSGE.

After our people voted in favour of a Treaty Settlement and resolution relating to Te Nehenehenui, the Deed of Settlement was signed in November 2021. This was a significant milestone between Maniapoto and the Crown; a process that took over 30 years to complete.

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Maniapoto Deed of Settlement - First Reading, Paremata
Prime Minister Jacina Adern, Te Puhi Ariki signs the Deed of Settlement, witnessed by TNN Tiatangata, Bella Takiari-Brame

With the Deed signed, all readings passed through legislation and the apology received, we have now completed this journey with the Crown. 

Hepetema 2022:
Over 600 Ngāti Maniapoto descendants travelled te Te Pane o Te Ika, to witness the Third Reading of the Maniapoto Deed of Settlement. 

Since then all financial, commercial, and cultural redress have been transferred to the PSGE.

Rātapu, 4 o Tīhema 2022:
An estimated 3000 Iwi members convened at Te Kūiti Pā to witness and receive the an apology from Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern. Signalling and end to the 30 year negotiation journey and the beginning of a new relationship.

Iwi consultation leading to today has been critical in shaping the path we have walked so far. Every step the PSGE takes needs to be guided by whānau, for whānau. Our people play an essential role in our future.

Te Rangiwaituhi - 4 o Tīhema 2022

The Maniapoto Deed of Settlement Ceremony, held at Te Kūiti Pā. 

Te Ara o Tūrongo Ceremony

Commemorated at Te Māwhai, Hātarei, 15 o Āperira 2023