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Maniapoto Treaty Settlement Reset

Maniapoto Treaty Settlement Reset


Media Statement 21 January 2019

For immediate use

Maniapoto Maori Trust Board (MMTB) has formally appointed Board Trustee, Glenn Tootill, as a Negotiator in the Board’s Treaty Claims Settlement work for Maniapoto. Tootill will join current Negotiator, Terrence ‘Mook’ Hohneck, in the negotiations with Crown to achieve a Deed of Settlement by the end of the year, 2019, following the departure of Sir Wira Gardiner whose contract with MMTB concluded at the end of December 2018.

Recognising the additional skills that Tootill will bring to the role as a key member on the Maniapoto Settlements Negotiations Team, the Board also acknowledged the significant contribution of Sir Wira Gardiner to advancing the settlement of the Maniapoto Treaty Claims. Sir Wira’s knowledge and experience was recognised today by Board Chair, Tiwha Bell. “We are very grateful to Sir Wira. We hope to continue in 2019 with the good progress achieved during Sir Wira’s involvement over the last 12 months.

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