May 16, 2021
Maniapoto settlement intact after vote falls short
The latest attempt by elements in Ngāti Rereahu to split out is settlement from the rest of Ngāti Maniapoto has failed.
A vote to change the mandate of Ngāti Maniapoto Māori Trust Board to negotiate historic claims in the King Country achieved 50.45 percent support – well short of the 75 percent support required.
Manaipoto chair Keith Ikin says he was disappointed at the low participation rate, with fewer than 3000 votes cast.
He says the board intends to meet Te Whakaminenga o Rereahu to find a way forward together.
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