The Trust has also worked hard and grown the resource capacity of the Trust making strategic investments in farming, forestry and commercial property, all of which directly contribute to the much needed sustainable
resourcing of services of the Trust.
The journey and events that have supported Maniapoto whanau to establish their very strong community based support system is a story longing to be told and must be preserved to provide ownership of an “idea” that enabled Maniapoto to shrug off the negative impacts of european settlement and embrace the positives by establishing themselves as equal participants, partners and contributors to community development within Maniapoto.
In November 2006, the Trust celebrated it's 25 years.
In November 2016, the Trust celebrated it's 35 year journey with the launching of their book known as
"Whanake Ake" - 35 years and the opening of the Maniapoto Cultural and Education Centre at the K3 Farm
that is located at 1403 Te Anga Road, Waitomo Caves.