Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA) was established in 1997 as an Incorporated Society. Click here for Incorporation details.
Its main purpose is to protect Muaūpoko identity, assets and to build a stronger economic, social and culture base for the Muaūpoko people. Click here for constitution details. MTA has continued to support Muaūpoko Iwi aspirations in all spheres of life.
MTA is recognised as the representative Iwi organisation for Muaūpoko (http://www.tkm.govt.nz/iwi/muaupoko/). This includes;
• The Recognised Iwi Organisation (RIO) in the Maori Fisheries Settlement Act
• Represents Muaūpoko as an “iwi authority” for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991
MTA is governed by a Board of Trustees which is made up from representatives from each of the 7 Muaūpoko hapū. Each hapū is able to elect a 3 year, 18 month
and alternate Hapū rep for the Board. Click here to view your current hapū representatives.
The MTA Management and Operational team structure consists of a CEO, Whanau Ora Navigators, Youth Mentors, Project staff and administration staff.
MTA has a subsidiary charitable company for managing the Iwi’s Fisheries quota and assets.
We provide a range of direct services and are based at the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority Offices at 306 Oxford St, Levin, phone Phone: 06 367 3311 ; Fax: 06 367 3322
MTA services include: (link to services)
• Leadership, advocacy and representation,
• Iwi, hapu, whanau and marae development
• Iwi registration
• Project management and administration
• Treaty Settlements
MTA has provided a number of social and health services (link to services tab) to its membership over the last decade. We provide this through the Muaūpoko Community Services.
MCS, like other provider services, seeks funding from various agencies to fund these services. Sometimes these are on annual and biannual terms. To receive and provide government funded services we have to meet many business and professional requirements and audits.
Muaūpoko Trading Company Ltd (link to MTC constitution here) which holds all of the fisheries and other assets MTC (the Company) was established in 2000 and is 100% owned by Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA) ,. . MTC, like other Iwi Companies who manage fisheries assets, is required to meet several requirements to manage and receive the fisheries assets.