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Ana Montgomery-Neutze & Pip Climo

Fullbright Award Opportunities for Kaiako & Tauira

7:00pm
Ana Montgomery-Neutze & Pip Climo

Ana Montgomery-Neutze

Ko Tararua te pae maunga,
Ko Horowhenua te moana,
Ko Kurahaupō te waka,
Ko Kāpiti te motu,
Ko Muaūpoko te iwi,
Ko Ngāti Pāriri te hapū,
Ko Kohutūroa te marae.

Ana is a documentary filmmaker and photographer of Muaūpoko/Ngai Tara descent, currently based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She recently returned from three years living in New York City, where she completed her Master's in Social Documentary Film.

Ana has worked on multiple award winning documentaries, including: Boxers of Brule (2019), Night Cleaners (2019), and Contaminated and Forgotten (2019). These films have screened at film festivals across the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival (NYC), the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Montana), the FIPADOC (France) and many others. Ana is currently in production on her first documentary feature, Feelin’ Famous, based in Brooklyn, New York. She is also in the pre-production of a film exploring the misappropriation of taonga Māori.

After completing a Bachelor of Design majoring in photography (2003), Ana pursued a career in education and spent six years teaching at colleges in New Zealand and London. Upon returning to New Zealand, she took on a position as programme manager for the Māori-medium NCEA programme at the Ministry of Education.

After more than decade working in education, Ana moved to New York to complete her MFA. She was awarded several scholarships and fellowships to assist with her studies, including: a Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award; a Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Scholarship; an American Association of University Women International Fellowship; the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship from the Māori Education Trust; the Rangatiratanga Award from Te Puni Kōkiri; the Lois Roth Endowment Award; an SVA Thesis Development Grant; and an SVA Department Scholarship.

Ana is most passionate about enabling indigenous and other misrepresented groups of people to tell their stories through film, particularly where young people are concerned. Her long-term goal is to collaborate with other Māori on film projects of significance to our people.

Pip Climo

Pip was born and raised on the Kapiti Coast and has lived in Wellington most of her life. She graduated with a BA majoring in Communications from the University of Otago and worked in non-profit communications roles until moving into the Scholarships world around 9 years ago.
Her aspiration at Fulbright New Zealand is for their awards to add value to the lives and mahi of grantees who are representative of NZ’s awesome and diverse population.

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7:00pm
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Ani Rolleston

Hihiri Tū, Hihiri Tā! 

2:00pm
Ani Rolleston

Ko Ngāi Tūhoe, ko Ngāti Awa ōku iwi.

Ani has a teaching and leadership background in both Māori and English-medium settings at primary, wharekura and tertiary levels. She spent 13 years with Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) and has been at Matatū Aotearoa (Teaching Council) for four years. Ani was also part of the writing team for Ngā Paerewa mō te Umanga Whakaakoranga|Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Session: Hihiri Tū, Hihiri Tā! 

In August 2019, NZEI Te Riu Roa, PPTA Te Wehengarua and the Ministry of Education signed an accord to give effect to a high trust environment for the teaching profession which included the removal of performance appraisals for kaiako. Following the removal of the performance appraisals, teachers will engage in an authentic process to enhance the professional learning collaborations that already exist. This will be designed on a set of 'elements' that position the Paerewa/Standards centrally as quality teaching practices. This will begin in February 2021.

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2:00pm
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Brett Cribb

Ko Te Ia o Te Kupu - Hangarau Matihiko

4:00pm
Brett Cribb

Ko Tongariro te maunga,
Ko Taupo-nui-ā-Tia te moana,
Ko Rangitikei e rere ana ki Whanganui ngā awa,
Ko Ngāti Tamakōpiri te hapū,
Ko Ngāti Tūwharetoa te iwi,
Ko Ōpaea te marae,
Ko Takitimu te waka,
Ko Ōtaihape te tūrangawaewae.

I tipu tēnei ki roto o Taihape. I kuraina ki tēnei o ngā takiwā, kātahi ka whakawhiti ki te awa o Whanganui mō te kura tuarua. Mai i te awa tipua ki Manawatū, koinā te wāhi tau atu ai mō te whare wānanga ki Te Kupenga o te Mātauranga. Kua tekau tau tēnei e whakaako tamariki ana, pēpi paopao mai, tamariki mai, taiohi mai, pakeke mai. Ko te mahi whakangungu kaiako te aronga ināianei, ā, he māngai au nā Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust.

Session: Ko Te Ia o Te Kupu - Hangarau Matihiko

He awheawhe tēnei e aro ana ki ngā momo kupu hōu e puta mai ana i te wāhanga ako Hangarau Matihiko.

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4:00pm
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Buffy Milner & Sarah Asher

Addressing Racism and Inequity: Te Hurihanganui

1:00pm
Buffy Milner & Sarah Asher

Buffy Milner
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi.

I pakeke mai a Heneriata Marama Milner (Buffy) i te pā o Mangahānea i raro i ngā parirau o tōna tipuna whare, a Hinetapora i te rohe o Ruatorea. I kuraina a ia i ngā kura o Manutahi me te kāreti o Ngata.

Kei te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga a Buffy e mahi ana i raro i te kaupapa whakahirahira o Te Hurihanganui, ā, e whakaoti ana hoki ia i tana tohu paerua.

Kua roa a Buffy e mahi ana i raro i te korowai mātauranga, hai kaiako mai i te kōhanga, tae noa ki te kura tuarua, ki te Whare Wānanga o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, ki te Kāreti o Ngata tae noa ki ēnei mahi āna.

Ko ngā tau o tana ate, ko āna taonga tamariki, taonga mokopuna hoki. Tokorua āna tamariki, tokowhā āna mokopuna. Ko āna tino kaingākau, ko te ngaki māra, te hī ika, me te eke hoiho.

Sarah Asher
Mai i Maketu ki Tongariro.
Ko Tongariro te maunga,
Ko Taupō-nui-a-Tia te moana,
Ko Tūwharetoa te iwi,
Ko Te Heuheu te tangata,
Ko Sarah Asher tōku ingoa.

I tipu mai a Sarah i te mātāpuna o Tūwharetoa i raro i te korowai manaaki o ōna tīpuna maunga. I reira whaiwhai haere i ōna kuia, koroua, whaea, matua hoki, kia rongo i ngā akoranga o tōna nei ao. He mokopuna a Sarah i tiakina e te kōhanga reo. He mokopuna i tipu ake i ngā ara reo Māori, i tū mai i mua i ngā kura kaupapa o ēnei rā. Nōna te whiwhi.

E whā ana tamariki – he kōtiro katoa. Tokotoru kei Te Kura Kaupapa o Whakarewa i te reo ki Tūwharetoa i Taupō e kuraina ana. Kua pakeke haere te mātāmua, ā, kua hūnuku atu ia ki Tahiti noho ai me tōna hoa rangatira. Kei te tatari mai ia kia rongo i te karanga o tana mokopuna tuatahi.

Kei te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga a Sarah e mahi ana hei kaiwhakahaere mō Te Hurihanganui. Kua roa a ia e mahi ana i ngā kaupapa whakamana i a tātou iwi Māori: arā, te whakarauora reo, te oranga tangata, te mātauranga Māori hei kaiwhakahaere, hei kaitātari kaupapa, hei tonotono o ngā iwi maha. Maringanui i kumea mai te kaupapa nei (a Te Hurihanganui) i a ia. He kaupapa taumaha, he kaupapa whakahirahira.

I a ia e rongo ana i te taumaha o ngā mahi, ka huri a ia ki ngā mahi pārekareka o te tunu kai me te hiki maitai hei tau i te wairua, te hinengaro, me te tinana.

Session: Addressing Racism and Inequity: Te Hurihanganui

Te Hurihanganui is a kaupapa that will seek to build community capability and capacity for critical reflection and critical action that will address racism and inequity.

We will capture evidence of the process and impact of the transformative shifts across communities. This will be built back into the education system so that we see transformative shift for all ākonga Māori and their whānau throughout the system.

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1:00pm
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Casey Whaitiri-Tapara

Growing Men of Valour

7:30pm
Casey Whaitiri-Tapara

Ko Casey Whaitiri-Tapara tōku ingoa.

Ki te taha o tōku Pāpā ko Barney Whaitiri,
Ko Manawaru te maunga,
Ko Te Arai-uru te awa,
Ko Horouta me Takitimu ngā waka,
Ko Epeha te whare tipuna,
Ko Manutuke te marae,
Ko Ngāti Maru te hapū,
Ko Rongowhakaata te iwi,
Ko Manutuke te kāinga,
Ko te whānau Whaitiri tērā.

Ki te taha o tōku Māmā ko Parekowhai Collier,
Ko Ahititi te maunga,
Heke iho ki te māreparepa o te Waihīrere,
Ko Horouta te waka,
Ko Te Poho ō Mahaki te whare tipuna,
Ko Parihimanihi te marae,
Ko Ngāti Wāhia me Ngāti Kōhuru ngā hapū,
Ko Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki te iwi,
Ko Waihīrere te kāinga,
Ko te whānau Kingi-Collier tērā.

Casey is currently the Principal at Te Aratika Academy, a kura that has a vision to enrich rangatahi through Māori-based values. Through innovative and modern technologies, Te Aratika Academy enables rangatahi to achieve their potential, to contribute to their families and communities, and to aspire to a future that it positive, fulfilling and beneficial for both them and for society.

Session: Growing Men of Valour

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7:30pm
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Dan Te Whenua Walker

Utilising Technology to Indigenise Global Corporates

10:30am, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Dan Te Whenua Walker

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Ko au te mokopuna nō ngā iwi i te korowai o te waka Aotea, arā ko te maunga tītohea. I te taha o tōku koro, he uri whakaheke au nō Tangahoe, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Maniapoto, Tainui rātou ko Ngā Rauru. I te taha o tōku kuia, he uri whakaheke au nō Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Te Arawa rātou ko Tūhourangi. I te taha o tōku pāpā, he mokopuna tēnei nō ngā kaipuke o Wikitōria, arā nō Kōtirana rāua ko Aerana ōku tūrangawaewae tawhito.

Dan Walker is a Pou Tuarā of Ngāti Ruanui iwi, Director of NZ Māori Tourism and ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development), Cloud Applications Solutions Lead at Microsoft NZ, and most importantly, a proud dad to his three tamariki: Josh, Ty and Maia.

Dan holds an MBA from Auckland University, a Master's Degree in Advanced Leadership from Massey University, a Diploma in Te Reo Māori and he is an Alumnus of Leadership NZ.

He was recently voted in as global co-Chair of Microsoft Indigenous Diversity Pillar - helping Microsoft write their global strategy for Indigenous engagement.

Sessions: Dan will present three 10-minute sessions as follows:

10:30am: Te Reo Māori Translator (first indigenous language in the Microsoft Translator App).

5:40pm: Ngā Motu: Māori Minecraft (creating a te ao Māori world and taking it global).

7:40pm: Te Reo Playing Cards (teaching tech terms in te reo Māori and making them available in playing cards).

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10:30am, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
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Darrio Penetito-Hemara

Whakamana i Te Ao Māori: Te Kori Me Te Kai

6:00pm
Darrio Penetito-Hemara

I te taha o tōku Māmā,
Ko Maungatautari te maunga,
Ko Waikato te awa,
Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Ngati Te Oro te hapū,
Ko Raungaiti te marae,
Ko Ngati Hauā te iwi.

I te taha o tōku Pāpā,
Ko Whakatere te maunga,
Ko Waima te awa,
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka,
Ko Te Mahurehure te hapū,
Ko Otatara te marae,
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi.

Ko Darrio Penetito-Hemara ahau.

Darrio is product of Kōhanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori and Wharekura. He is a former student of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi who went on to graduate from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sport majoring in Management. Darrio spent 4 years with He Oranga Poutama Ki Tāmaki Makaurau delivering Ngā Taonga Takaro, before moving on to Toi Tangata as the current Pouārahi - Training and Education Manager.

Session: Whakamana i Te Ao Māori: Te Kori Me Te Kai

This wānanga ā-hiko is a glimpse into the role that te ao Māori can play in the growth of the hinengaro, wairua, and tinana of our kaiako and tamariki. This short but sharp session will showcase concepts Toi Tangata utilise to engage and empower a lifelong connection to kori and kai via our traditional knowledge.

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6:00pm
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Deanne Thomas

Te Takanga o te Wā

6:00pm
Deanne Thomas

Ko Ngāwhakatatare o te Rangi te matamata ki Whangarā, ko Ngārangiwhakaupoko te matamata ki Te Poroporo, ko Puruaute ki waenga. He uri tēnei nō te pou whakarunga o Te Kupenga a Te Huki. Tēnā koutou.

Currently in the Ministry of Education leading the development of the curriculum change to reflect Aotearoa NZ Histories, known as Te Takanga o te Wā, for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Ka tō he rā, ka rere he rā – how very appropriate is this conference theme as we think about the impacts of understanding our histories on our tamariki mokopuna.
Koutou e kawe ana i te ao mātauranga ki ngā rangatira o apōpō, nei rā te mihi. Tēnā koutou katoa.

Session: Te Takanga o te Wā

Ko ngā kōrero tuku iho te oranga o te tangata. This is an opportunity to share with you the potential content for Aotearoa NZ Histories, known as Te Takanga o te Wā, within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Recognition of these historical narratives through marau ā-kura and national curriculum, is essential to Aotearoa as a nation.

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6:00pm
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Delyn Day

Using Online Teaching Resources in the Classroom

12:20pm, 7:00pm
Delyn Day

Syn ar dy hun (Welsh: "To thy ownself be true").

Delyn’s adult life has been filled with a mix of raising children (having two adult sons), working, and ongoing studies. She began learning te reo Māori in 2002, with no intention of becoming a teacher. After working at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, she saw the need for more te reo Māori teachers and decided to retrain. With support from the TeachNZ Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori Career Changer Scholarship, Delyn graduated with a Masters of Teaching and Learning from Victoria University and has been teaching Te Reo Māori at an English-medium school for the past three years. "Working day to day with rangatahi has so far been challenging, exciting and inspiring. They always have something to teach me!”.
Sessions: Delyn will present two 20-minute sessions as follows:

12:20pm: Using Online Teaching Resources in the Classroom (He Momo Whare Pukapuka - Using Google Sites)

7:00pm: Using Online Teaching Resources in the Classroom (Te Whakawhitiwhiti Kōrero - Using Flipgrid for Speaking Tasks)

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12:20pm, 7:00pm
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Duane Grace

Recognising the Genius in Every Child

4:30pm
Duane Grace

Ko Hikurangi te maunga,
Ko Waiapu te awa,
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi.

Duane has 20+ years working in the education and technology sectors with a particular focus on Māori and indigenous development. Duane is driven by the use of technology to unleash untapped potential. He has a particular interest in the integration of culture, education and technology to provide outstanding outcomes for rangatahi. Duane is a graduate of Victoria University, member of the EdTech Executive Council (NZ) and is leading an innovative start-up which challenges education norms in NZ, Australia and Hawaii.

Session: Recognising the Genius in Every Child

“Kia mōhio ki te tōtara kei roto i te purapura.”

Traditional schooling is rigid and has a narrow definition of success. The technology we are developing redefines what success looks like, understanding that:
- students have their own individual interests, talents and strengths;
- learning happens in many different places and in many different ways; and
- it really does take a village to raise a child.



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4:30pm
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Gabriele Keltsch

Corona-Crisis in Germany: Re-Opening Amidst the Pandemic

2:35pm
Gabriele Keltsch

Gabriele Keltsch has been principal of Forest Primary School since 1992. With a roll of approximately 340 students, the school is located in Kamenz, within the Eastern German state of Saxony. In her time as principal, she has led the school through two major, politically driven, school reforms in1992 and 2004. Covid-19 and its impact has now created her third restructure.

The school remained open during lockdown for children of essential workers, with adapted procedures and protocols, such as social distancing and revised hygiene routines. This gave birth to a modified concept to align with government rules and regulations for when the school fully reopened after lockdown.

As Principal, Gabriele acknowledges the importance that some of these revised procedures remain in place post-Covid, therefore creating a ‘new normality’ for Forest Primary School.


Session: Corona-Crisis in Germany - School re-opening amidst the pandemic

On March 19 2020, the German government announced the nation-wide closure of all schools and day-care centres, with lockdown measures similar to New Zealand, while trying to keep Covid-19 under control as much as possible.

9 weeks later, some German states announced that schools are cautiously re-opening, with strict social distancing rules in place. Saxony (Eastern Germany) was one of these states. Even though they had a lower case rate of Covid-19 compared to the rest of the country, this was still a time of uncertainty and angst.

The Forest Primary School in Saxony, with a size of 342 pupils, was one of the earliest schools to re-open. Gabriele Keltsch, principal of Forest Primary School, will talk about the logistical challenges of re-opening her school amidst the pandemic, and the return to a ‘new normality’.

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2:35pm
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Genae & Tahau Thompson

Ko Te Reo Kia Reka | Engaging Learners of Te Reo Māori

1:00pm
Genae & Tahau Thompson

Genae Thompson

Ko Tūroto me Tongariro ngā maunga kohikohi tāngata,
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua me Te Arawa ngā waka whawhati tai,
Ko Ngāpuhi me Tūwharetoa ngā iwi oi ki te whenua,
Ko Ngāti Rangi me Ngāti Tūrumākina ngā āhuru mōwai,
Ko Ngāwhā me Waihī ngā whenua tupu,
Ko Korokiatutuki me Tāpeka ngā kura kāinga,
Ko Genae Thompson tēnei.

"Hīnana ki uta, hīnana ki tai - he kai ki aku ringa, nā te iwi"

Tahau Thompson

Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Maungakawa, ko Tautari ngā maunga,
Ko Waikato, ko Piako, ko Topehaehae ngā awa,
Ko Ngāti Hauā te iwi,
Ko Ngāti Werewere te hapū,
Ko Kai-a-te-mata te marae,
Ko Tahauariki Tauwhitu Thompson tēnei.

“Ko te reo te hōkīkītanga o te whakaaro Māori”

Tahau and Genae are both experienced te reo Māori teachers who have held Head Of Māori positions at secondary schools around Te Ika-a-Māui. Together, they founded their company, Poutawa Reo, that delivers te reo and kaupapa Māori education in the online space. Along with this, Poutawa Reo contracts to private businesses and organisations and delivers face-to-face learning programmes. At present, they facilitate an online teaching programme specifically for kaiako wanting to develop their reo Māori and authentically incorporate it into their classrooms. Both are extremely passionate about the effective and authentic teaching of te reo and the mana of te ao Māori.

Session: Ko Te Reo Kia Reka | Engaging Learners of Te Reo Māori

Engagement of ākonga is imperative in increasing reo Māori achievement but also in forming positive relationships with te reo outside of the classroom. In this interactive workshop, kaiako will be introduced to a variety of tools to deliver te reo Māori in both the digital and physical space in a fun and engaging way.


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1:00pm
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Glenys Hauiti-Parapara

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

1:00pm
Glenys Hauiti-Parapara

Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Wainui te awa,
Ko Rangiāhua te maunga,
Ko Tōrere-nui-a-rua te tupuna,
Ko Ngaitai te iwi.

Glenys is currently the Senior Manager of Curriculum Design and Aromatawai at the Ministry of Education. In addition, Glenys has spent eight years in the Education Review Office (ERO) and prior to that was Deputy Principal at Te Kura Māori o Porirua.

Session: Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMOA) in its current form was launched in 2008. This presentation will examine the history and development of Te Marau from curriculum statements, Te Anga Marau, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The workshop will ask participants to consider the relationship between marau ā-kura and TMOA, as we look to ensuring TMOA is fit for purpose and well positioned to support teaching and learning in a future that we may not know or understand.

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1:00pm
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Hautahi Kingi

From Kura Graduate to Facebook.

2:00pm
Hautahi Kingi

Ko Ngā Rauru, ko Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi ōku iwi,
Ko Ngāti Maika tōku hapū,
Ko Taranaki te maunga,
Ko Whanganui, ko Waitōtara ōku awa,
Ko Aotea, ko Karewaonui ōku waka,
Ko Pakaraka tōku marae.

Hautahi Kingi grew up on Pakaraka marae, near Whanganui. Following a Māori-medium education at Te Reo Maimaia Kōhanga Reo and then Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Hautahi continued to study mathematics and economics at Victoria University of Wellington.

After a stint at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Wellington, Hautahi moved to the United States and completed his Ph.D. in economics at Cornell University. His thesis in macro and computational economics examined the effect of international migration on economic outcomes.

Following his Ph.D. studies, Hautahi worked for 3 years as an economist in Washington DC, where he built policy simulation models to predict and analyse the effect of various policies on economic and social outcomes. Hautahi is now a Research Scientist at Facebook in New York, where he builds statistical models.

Session: From Kura Graduate to Facebook.

From Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, to becoming a Research Scientist at Facebook, Hautahi will discuss his education journey that once started in Whanganui and led him to New York City.

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2:00pm
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Heeni Hoterene

Maramataka: Life Lessons

12:00pm
Heeni Hoterene

Ko Ngāti Hine, ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, ko Ngāi Tahu ki Kaikoura ōku iwi.

Known in her rohe as a Maramataka expert, Heeni currently lives on her papakāinga with her four tamariki. Through her mahi, Heeni has become experienced and knowledgeable in Whare Uku (Rammed Earth Homes), organic gardening, translating traditional knowledge into practice, Māori media and communications and designing education programmes. Heeni is also a member of the International Slow Food Terra Madre Network. He mokopuna nō Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Session: Maramataka: Life Lessons

This session will offer an overview on how to establish Maramataka learning through organic kai growing. Topics will include:
- seed literacy (saving, banking and sharing),
- lessons from the Maramataka (patience, timing, and execution),
- how to plan a garden using available natural resources, and
- benefits of planning learning activities by the seasons.

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12:00pm
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Ian Taylor

Science Alive: Mātauranga Platform - Land of Voyagers

6:00pm
Ian Taylor

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, ko Ngāpuhi ngā iwi.

In 2010, Ian was awarded North & South Magazine’s New Zealander of the Year Award. This is how the editorial announced the award back then:

“In a year of recession when at times there seemed little to celebrate, North & South magazine pays tribute to an inspirational innovator who has put Dunedin on the map – and never stopped believing that Kiwis can take on the world. In 2008, just 18 months ago, Ian Taylor was on the verge of bankruptcy. A world leader in high-tech computer graphics for two decades, he arrived at his Dunedin office to tell his team that the
company would have to close. As he walked past his receptionist, she showed him the front page of that morning’s newspaper announcing the closure of a local factory with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Taylor says that he can still remember her saying, ‘God, how awful would that be’. He thought to himself, ‘Well, I can’t do it today'. Over a decade on from facing down that challenge, Ian was named 2019 Kiwibank New Zealand Innovator of the Year.

Session: Science Alive: Mātauranga Platform - Land of Voyagers

“What Covid has taught us was that the most important highway we've got is the electronic one. So first of all, for our kids, we need to ensure that they have access to the world and all the best learning.”

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6:00pm
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Joe Harawira

The Painting of Pictures with Words and Actions

10:00am
Joe Harawira

Ko Ngāti Awa, ko Ngāi Te Rangi, ko Ngāti Maniapoto, ko Tūhourangi ngā iwi.

For the past 20 years, Joe has worked for the Department of Conservation, sharing knowledge and stories around our special connection to the endemic species of the natural world. In addition to this work, Joe has held various roles in the education sector, having 14 years of teaching experience and an additional 10 years as an Advisor in Māori Education within the Waikato region. Through teaching, Joe learned the craft of oral storytelling. For the past 36 years he has been travelling the world and sharing our stories. Joe is arguably the most experienced and travelled Māori storyteller in the world today. He believes that his purpose in life, his destiny, is to “heal the world with story”.

Joe has also had extensive experience in the traditional Māori performing art – kapa haka as a Kaitātaki Tāne, performer, judge, tutor and mentor for tauira at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (The University of Waikato). Joe’s efforts and mahi in Kapa Haka have been recognised by receiving the Life Membership Award to Te Matatini.

Session: The Painting of Pictures with Words and Actions - Igniting the Potential Within.

"The painting of pictures with words and actions - igniting the potential within." This was Joe's sole purpose with his tamariki, as a classroom teacher, all those many moons ago.

The realisation of one's potential both within and without is a powerful learning experience. The power of the nurturer preparing the soil to be tilled, the mind to be massaged and the heart to be fertile to receive life experience for THEM and ME, and US and WE, are the living embodiment of yesterdays, today - for tomorrow.

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10:00am
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Karl Wixon

Te Pae Tawhiti / Thinking Beyond the Horizon

5:00pm
Karl Wixon

Ko Ngāi Tahu, ko Kāti Māmoe, ko Waitaha, ko Ngāti Toa Rangatira ōku iwi.

ARAHIA Director Karl Wixon specialises in envisioning, co-designing and achieving positive futures through leadership, strategy, change, growth and innovation.

Karl has extensive commercial, creative and cultural skills and has held numerous leadership roles, including Ministerial Appointments to the New Zealand Story Advisory Board and Te Mana Whakahaere, along with an appointment to the Governing Council of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He is a past President of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and a founder of Ngā Aho Inc, the Māori Design Society.

He has recently been appointed to the Tertiary Education Commission ‘Culture, Creativity, Recreation & Technology’. The Workforce Development Council Interim Establishment Board focuses on the review of Vocational Education.

Karl has led pioneering strategic and transformative projects across a wide range of sectors, both in New Zealand and offshore, including a contract to develop regional economic development strategy for Northern Manitoba in Canada through a highly collaborative co-design process working with First Nations, Industry, Communities and Provincial Government. 

A husband and father of 3 teens, Karl has been actively involved with schools, on Boards of Trustees, including as a Chair, as a Hockey umpire, school and Rep coach, and as a mentor on the Young Enterprise Scheme and Tahu Scholarship founded at Woodford House by the Drury Whānau.

He has received awards in Māori Business Excellence, Design and Directorship.

Session: Te Pae Tawhiti / Thinking Beyond the Horizon

This presentation explores how we might cast ourselves into the future. A future where indigenous knowledge systems are leading transformation.

The western world has shaped the education system we largely function in. A system which is no longer fit for purpose in te ao hurihuri, our ever-changing world.

Covid-19 created a short-term disruption that forced the hand of change. But what do we do now? Do we revert to ‘business as usual’? Or embrace an opportunity to hit the reset button?

In a world where knowing is not enough, we need to use our senses, feelings, and learning to drive innovation.

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5:00pm
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Kimiora Melbourne

Giving Māori a Voice in Television

7:00pm
Kimiora Melbourne

Ko Ngāi Tūhoe, ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāti Kahungunu ngā iwi.

Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne was raised in te whārua o Rūātoki with a firm grounding in her Tūhoetanga. She has worked in the Māori broadcasting space for more than 7 years in a range of areas. Her primary tūranga at present includes current affairs reporting and producing/directing documentaries. Her passion is telling Māori stories from a distinctly Māori perspective. With media having such a huge influence over the way events, history, people and communities are perceived by the wider public, she works tirelessly within the industry to ensure Māori are given a voice and are represented authentically.

Last year, Kimiora and her partner Te Aorere Pewhairangi completed a collaborative Masters on Te Ao Pāpāho Māori through Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (The University of Waikato). The outcome of their study was a Māori broadcasting model called Te Mata Ono that looks to better consider and incorporate whakaaro Māori and tikanga Māori into the broadcasting space.

Session: Giving Māori a Voice in Television

This kauhau will focus on Kimiora's mahi in the Māori broadcasting space, what her mahi entails and why she chose to work in this industry. By drawing on her personal experiences and passion for Māori storytelling, she will discuss three key kaupapa:

The first is the importance of integrating tikanga Māori and whakaaro Māori into our practices and processes within the workplace. All too often Māori find themselves pushing Māori kaupapa in spaces that are based on western frameworks and ideologies. The integration of traditional knowledge and cultural practices into our mahi is a shift we are seeing in most sectors to ensure better outcomes for our people. The media has a huge influence on the way people, history, events and communities are perceived by the general public and history has proven that Māori have been misrepresented by mainstream media for generations. Māori broadcasting has an integral role in giving our people an authentic voice within the mediascape.

Secondly, this presentation will highlight the importance of disseminating traditional knowledge and our history through various mediums as a way of reinforcing the relevance of our mātauranga in contemporary settings. Kimiora's stories and documentaries aim to acknowledge our history and recognise the value of our knowledge base, contributing to the global resurgence of indigeneity. If our people are encouraged to see the value in our history and whakapapa, it will help to enhance their confidence in who they are.

Lastly, Kimiora will look at how innovation is a hugely important aspect of media in the modern day. Where the written word and radio were once the dominant medium within the industry, television rapidly became the popular broadcaster. Now we are seeing an online shift on to various platforms.

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7:00pm
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Lesley Hoskin & Tamahau Rowe

Leadership in the Teaching Profession

10:00am
Lesley Hoskin & Tamahau Rowe

Lesley Hoskin

As Chief Executive at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, Ms Hoskin is responsible for providing strong leadership, influence and the drive to lift the status of the teaching profession.

Ms Hoskin’s career began in a large IT company before leaving to run an e-learning and change management business for 15 years while raising her family. In the ten years prior to her role at the Teaching Council, Ms Hoskin held senior roles within the education sector. She focused on leading policy conversations and implementing large teams with a focus to lift student achievement in her role as Associate Deputy Secretary of Student Achievement at the Ministry of Education. She also lead the teacher payroll recovery project as Associate Deputy Secretary at Novopay. Ms Hoskin combines her strategic thinking ability with her passion for bringing solutions that deliver.

Ms Hoskin has a Diploma in Te Reo Māori, a Masters in Public Sector Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management & Leadership from Oxford University.

Tamahau Rowe

Tamahau began working at the Teaching Council in August 2019 as the Kaihautū and member of the Executive Team. Prior to welcoming Tamahau, the Council did not have a formal Māori Advisor role. As a result, the role was created and Tamahau's knowledge and expertise has been guiding the Council towards their vision of being a Tiriti o Waitangi-led organisation.

Session: Leadership in the Teaching Profession

This session will look at professional trust and the new professional growth cycle. This includes the four aspects of leadership strategy and Rauhuia. Further to this, the workshop will look at what a Tiriti-led organisation looks like and what we can learn from each other about what a Tiriti profession would look like.


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10:00am
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Levi Armstrong

Inspiring Māori Health and Well-being

10:00am, 11:00am
Levi Armstrong

Ko Kahurānaki te maunga,
Ko Poukawa te awa,
Ko Kahurānaki te marae,
Ko Takitimu te waka,
Ko Terangikoianake te hapū,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi.

Born and bred in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, Levi currently resides in Napier with his wife Dana and their four tamariki. From a young age, Levi has been passionate about health and fitness leading to his enrolment in a Bachelor in Sport at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). Levi is now studying towards a Master's in Health, with a particular focus on Māori health.

On the business side, Levi co-founded Patu Aotearoa, an exercise programme for Māori and Pasifika. In addition, Levi co-founded Domynis, a business converting containers into mobile gyms. Levi also founded the Meke Meter, a Quality of Life Indigenous Instrument that measures health and well-being.

Sessions: Levi will present two 30-minute session as follows:

10:00am: Inspiring Māori Health and Well-being (Life is a Journey, Not a Destination).

11.00am: Inspiring Māori Health and Well-being (The Meke Meter: a Quality of Life Indigenous Instrument).

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10:00am, 11:00am
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Mike Hollings

Te Kōmata o Whaitake - Te Kura Big Picture Learning

2:00pm
Mike Hollings

Ko Ngāti Raukawa, ko Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi ngā iwi.

Mike has held many roles within the education sector, including teaching at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. He has also held senior leadership roles in the Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Māngai Pāho and the Education Review Office. In 2006, Mike was appointed as the Chief Executive of Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School), which provides online distance education to more than 22,000 students every year. Mike has a strong interest in Māori Language immersion education. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Big Picture Learning Australia and is the Chair and Co-Founder of Big Picture Learning New Zealand.

Session: Te Kōmata o Whaitake - Te Kura Big Picture Learning

Big Picture is a pedagogical approach adopted by Te Kura which puts ākonga passions, interests, aspirations, values and context at the centre of all teaching and learning. Ākonga, together with their whānau and kaiako, create highly personalised learning pathways and plans designed to recognise their unique potential, talents and strengths. A key aspect of Big Picture is ākonga engagement with the wider community through projects, project-based learning and internships.

Big Picture is guided by five mātāpono: Whakamana - ākonga agency and empowerment; Kotahitanga - holistic wellbeing; Whaitake - relevance; Whakawhanaungatanga - respectful relationships; Māramatonutanga - rigour.

In this presentation, Mike will be joined by Christine Te Kiri and Trudy Taukamo, senior managers at Te Kura, to outline the Big Picture pedagogical approach and describe how Te Kura has implemented the approach through distance education enhanced by digital technologies.

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2:00pm
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Myles Ferris

He Ara Tūruapō - The Ōtangarei Vision

5:00pm
Myles Ferris

Ko Hikurangi te maunga,
Ko Waiapu te awa,
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi,
Ko Horouta te waka,
Ko Porourangi te tangata,
Ko Te Aowera te hapū,
Ko Te Poho o Te Aowera te marae.

Myles has been the Principal at Te Kura o Ōtangarei in Whangārei for the past 8 years. In addition, Myles has 14 years as a tumuaki and 25 years experience in the education sector.

He has been a member of the Te Akatea Executive for over 6 years, both as president and vice-president.

Myles has a goal of creating an integrated educational facility that whānau can engage with ‘from the cradle to the grave’. This is a marae-based learning environment including ECE, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult Education. The vision is that all students will have access to the social service support required for his rohe, to be uplifted into inter-generational, cultural, physical, emotional and financial well-being, under the korowai of te ao Māori.

As the Manukura of Te Akatea, Myles would like to have all Māori tumuaki and senior leaders engaged with this organisation to strengthen their voice and drive a new direction in Māori Education.

Myles is advocating for a Māori Education Authority with the autonomy to develop a system that meets the needs of our tamariki and mokopuna. It is envisioned that this Authority will be responsible for all Māori in Education.

Myles is married with four children who are of Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Wai and Ngā Puhi decent.

Session: He Ara Tūruapō - The Otangarei Vision

This session will share a vision that encompasses a Māori world view to provide a true whānau-based education facility that aims to move inter-generational poverty into inter-generational wealth.

This vision sets out how Otangarei, a Decile 1a community, can benefit from a kura designed to meet community needs rather than a colonised system approach to education that separates whānau on a daily basis.

This vision addresses the need for a trauma-informed approach to education for the whole whānau and how reducing the levels of trauma across the community can be achieved with an integrated education and a social services model that serves a ‘cradle to the grave’ kaupapa for learning and engagement.

This requires us to go back to the future and embrace a whare wānanga marae-based learning environment to allow our ākonga to connect spiritually and culturally, and be at peace in a learning environment that previously created additional trauma.

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5:00pm
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Neil Edmond

MoneyTime Financial Literacy Programme for 10-14 Year Olds 

11:30am
Neil Edmond

Neil is the CEO of MoneyTime, based in Christchurch. Spending a large portion of his working life as a marketing consultant, Neil started MoneyTime three years ago because he noticed a lack of a concerted approach to teaching young people financial literacy.

Neil discovered that a large portion of teachers could not teach financial literacy confidently, due to their own lack of financial education. Therefore, he decided to create a financial literacy programme that didn’t rely on teachers' knowledge or input.

Neil comes from a long line of teachers and has always enjoyed the challenge of explaining concepts to people in a way they can understand and relate to. Neil challenged himself by imagining himself in a 12-year-old’s shoes, making sure that the content was stimulating, enjoyable and age appropriate. To enhance the content, he gamified the programme to keep kids engaged and motivated.

Neil launched the MoneyTime online financial literacy programme into New Zealand primary schools 2 years ago. Then, with MoneyTime in more than 500 schools throughout New Zealand, Neil engaged Ian Cormack of Taumatua Māori Language Services to translate the programme into te reo Māori. The programme is now provided to year 7-10 students in Māori-medium schools.

When Neil is not working on MoneyTime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, mountain biking and tramping.

Session: MoneyTime: A Financial Literacy Programme

MoneyTime is a self-directed learning programme, meaning it supports teachers wanting to reduce the impact of workload stress with a culturally-relevant resource. The 30 student modules are high impact, but each one only takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Students can learn from experience by making financial decisions within the game.

We recommend it is done 2-3 times a week in a block or unit of enquiry as the content is scaffolded and this ensures continuity of learning.

There are also 13 modules designed specifically for students to do at home with their parents. These serve to revise and reinforce the classroom modules and put the learning into the context of their whānau. They also provide a fun way for parents to interact with their children.

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11:30am
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Paora Trim

Ko Te Whakamahi Waiata Hei Whakaako i Te Reo Māori

4:00pm
Paora Trim

Ko Māmaru te waka,
Ko Pūwheke te maunga,
Ko Tokerau te moana,
Ko Ngāti Kahu te iwi,
Ko Te Rorohuri me te Whānau Moana ngā hapū,
Ko Haititaimarangai te marae.

I tupu mai au i te rohe o Kāpiti. I kuraina au i te Kāreti o Kāpiti, nāwai rā, ka hoki anō au ki reira hei kaiako i muri mai i taku whiwhinga i taku tohu paetahi ki Wikitōria me taku tohu whakaako ki Whitireia. Ko te reo me ōna tikanga taku aronga, koinei au i whakatau ai kia tū hei kaiako reo. Koinei taku tau rua tekau mā rua i tēnei tūranga. He tini anō aku tūranga ki tōku kura, arā ko te whakahaere i te marae, te kapa haka me te rōpū whānau. Ka whakaako au i tētahi pēne i ngā wā tina, ka tuhi, ka whakahaere whakaari mō te kura. Ko au hoki te kaiako matua mō te reo. Atu i taku mahi hei kaiako, ka tuhi rauemi hoki au mō te pae ipurangi o Ako Panuku. Ko taku whāinga mō ngā tau kei te heke mai, kia tino eke ki te panekiretanga o te whakaako reo Māori ki tōku kura, otirā, kei te hiahia hoki au ki te hanga rauemi pai mō ngā kaiako o te motu.

Session: Ko Te Whakamahi Waiata Hei Whakaako i Te Reo Māori

Ka ako kia pēhea te whakamahi waiata hei whakaako i ngā momo hanga reo me ngā tini kupu. Mā te whakamahi i tēnei rautaki, ka kaha puritia ngā āhuatanga reo e te ākonga.

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4:00pm
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Paora Trim, Rachelle Hautapu & Tina Mihaere-Rees

Kōrerorero Taiohi

6:20pm
Paora Trim, Rachelle Hautapu & Tina Mihaere-Rees

He kaiako mātou ki te rohe o Te Whanganui-a-Tara whānui. Nō tērā tau mātou i mahi tahi ai ki te whakaoti i tā mātou kaupapa pakirehua, arā, me pēhea te āwhina i ā mātou ākonga kia ngāwari ake ai tā rātou whakawhitiwhiti kōrero i ngā tini horopaki. Koinei te aronga o tēnei akoranga.

Session: Kōrerorero Taiohi

Ka whakaatu atu mātou i ā mātou kitenga rangahau mai i tā mātou pakirehua i tērā tau, arā, te āwhina i ā mātou ākonga ki te kōrero e pā ana ki ngā tini horopaki o ō rātou ao.

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6:20pm
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Pauline Hiroti

Whakapapa Through Movement: My Dance Journey

11:00am
Pauline Hiroti

Ko Paekōwhai te maunga,
Ko Whangaehu te awa,
Ko Kurahaupō te waka,
Ko Kauangaroa te marae,
Ko Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa te iwi,
Ko Ngāti Huru te Rā te hapū,
Ko Pauline Francis Maraea Hiroti tōku ingoa.

Pauline Francis Maraea Hiroti has recently completed her PhD in Dance Studies through the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on ways in which community dance education may foster connections to whenua and deepen understandings of whakapapa for rangatahi. She is currently working for Te Rūnanga O Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa as a researcher and also works within the community of Whanganui on various dance education and community dance initiatives. Some of the contexts in which she works within include local secondary schools, iwi rangatahi programmes, and open dance classes.

Pauline is passionate about her community, community dance, culturally-relevant pedagogy, kaupapa Māori theory and praxis, and arts education. She cares deeply about working alongside rangatahi, and strives to prioritise the inclusion of their voices within the realms of academia.

Session: Whakapapa Through Movement: My Dance Journey

This presentation will be a guide through Pauline's personal dance journey - from a student, to doctoral candidate, to academic and community dance practitioner within her home town of Whanganui. Pauline will discuss key moments in this journey, and highlight important messages and moments of realization that guided her. The presentation will focus on her doctoral research which explores ways in which community dance education may foster connections to whenua and deepen understandings of whakapapa for rangatahi and speak into how this now guides her everyday practice when teaching classes, conducting research and working with rangatahi. From here, she will discuss her current ambitions, projects, and share ‘where to from here’ ideas for her future pathways, as well as share her thoughts on what she would like to see within the arts education and community arts space.

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11:00am
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Richard Jefferies

Indigenous Business: Into the Future

4:00pm
Richard Jefferies

Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Ngāti Tukorehe, ko Ngāti Raukawa ngā iwi,
Ko Ruapeka, ko Tukorehe ngā marae.

Richard Tauehe Jefferies has extensive experience in Māori development and is passionate and excited about working to improve Māori well-being and thereby the well-being of our nation.

His primary role is Director and Consultant for KCSM Consultancy, a Māori development consultancy company he established in 1995. The company has completed contracts across the country covering a wide-range of Māori development work.

Richard has held a wide range of roles across the wider Māori education sector, including as a secondary school teacher, researcher, lecturer, commissioner and LSM, board member on kōhanga reo, kura, and secondary school boards, policy analyst in government agencies, trustee on education trusts, university council member, senior manager in tertiary institutions, tertiary consultant, community liaison, and project leader.

He has held a range of senior management and board positions with private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

More recently, Richard has been working with other indigenous communities around the world.

He has business interests in the kiwifruit industry, as well as being involved in marae and hapū activities. Richard has been married for 34 years and has six amazing children.

Session: Indigenous business – where we are headed and what do we need.

The indigenous world is re-emerging from the fog of colonisation and reclaiming its role of living in a way that respects and cares for the natural world - placing people as just one part of an inter-connected, natural ecosystem. In Aotearoa, Māori are re-emerging into mainstream society with a strong focus on re-claiming Māori knowledge, Māori language, Māori self-determination, Māori world views and approaches, while operating in the modern world.

This is also happening in the business world. Richard has had the privilege of being involved with indigenous people in many parts of the world who are leading their own tribal and indigenous business and economic development. As it is for Māori here, they have come to realise that a requirement for greater self-determination is the need to be able to grow a strong economic base – particularly in their own community. This work has begun but is in its early stages.

There are a growing number of Māori exemplars that highlight the importance of this strategy for future Māori and indigenous success – a few of which will be highlighted during this presentation.

What does this mean for Māori education?

Richard will discuss the opportunities for learning and connection with success stories in the world of Māori economic development and innovation and how this will inspire and motivate Māori and other students. He will also share the growing focus by iwi and others to grow young talent into these opportunities and the ways in which you can platform your students for a future role.

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4:00pm
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Piata Allen & Tony Trinick

Digital Resources for the Pāngarau Classroom.

10:00am
Piata Allen & Tony Trinick

Piata Allen (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Apa ki Rangitīkei)

Piata is a lecturer at the University of Auckland. She is currently working on her PhD in the use of mobile technology and show & tell software for teaching and learning pāngarau language and concepts.

Piata also creates online learning programmes and resources for pāngarau, hangarau matihiko and te reo Māori. Her interests are in the use of digital technology and how it can support the cultural and linguistic aspirations of indigenous peoples.

Tony Trinick (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui)

Ko Apanui te tangata,
Ko Motu te awa,
Ko te Raukūmara te tuarā,
Ko Whanokao te maunga.

Tony grew up and went to school in Te Kaha before attending Gisborne Boys High School. Following his teacher training from 1975-1977, Tony taught for 15 years at both primary and secondary levels, and started teaching maths & science in Māori-medium in the mid 1980s. Tony joined the Auckland College of Education in 1992 and The University of Auckland in 2006. His research focuses on teaching & learning pāngarau. In his leisure time, Tony enjoys fishing.

Session: Digital Resources for the Pāngarau Classroom

Ka ako tātou ki te hanga me te tiri i ngā rauemi matihiko mō te akomanga pāngarau. Ka tūari i ngā tīwhiri me ngā tukanga hei hanga, hei whakamahi i ngā rauemi ako reo pāngarau, ako ariā pāngarau hoki. Ka tirotiro hoki ki te pūhara o te Kahu Pūtoi Pāngarau me ngā rauemi o roto. Ka matapaki, ka whakawhiti whakaaro hoki mō te ako tuihono.

Learn how to create and share digital resources for the pāngarau classroom. Share tips and techniques on creating and using pāngarau language and pāngarau content resources. We will take a look at the resources available on the Kahu Pūtoi Pāngarau platform and discuss and share ideas about teaching and learning online.

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10:00am
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Rauhina Cooper

Kia Areare Mai

10:35am
Rauhina Cooper

Ko Aorangi te maunga,
Ko Wairarapa te moana,
Ko Kohunui te marae,
Ko Ngāti Hinewaka te hapū,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairarapa me Kai Tahu ngā iwi.

Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou katoa.
He kaitautoko kaiako ahau mō Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust, ā, ko tāku he tautoko i ngā kaiako ki te taha reo matatini me te reo Māori.
I tēnei tau i tautoko ahau i te kaupapa o Te Ipu Kōrero ki raro i a Haemata.
Heoi, ko taku tino tūranga i tēnei ao ko te harihari tamariki ki Wi me Wā!

Ko te pūtake o tēnei whakaaturanga poto ko te whakaatu i tētahi ngohe whakarongo hei whakapakari ake i ngā pūkenga whakarongo whai pārongo. This quick ngohe is to demonstrate a listening activity that supports listening for details.

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10:35am
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Rob McGowan

Tīwaiwaka - Building a Pathway into the Future

5:00pm
Rob McGowan

Rob McGowan currently works for the Department of Conservation and is the Amo Aratu for Ngā Whenua Rāhui (NWR), a contestable Ministerial fund established in 1991 to provide funding for the protection of indigenous ecosystems on Māori land.

Rob is one of the foremost authorities on rongoā Māori (traditional Māori medicine) and is well respected nationally for his work with and for the restoration of rongoā Māori practice in New Zealand. He has been involved for more than 20 years in teaching, researching and assisting Māori re-engage in traditional uses of NZ native plants, particularly for medicine. Rob is a regular presenter on Māori Television’s “Kiwi Māra" & "Māra Kai" programmes sharing his vast knowledge on rongoā Māori with the New Zealand public. He is author of “Rongoā Māori – a practical guide to traditional Māori Medicine” (2009).

As the founding Chair of the Kaimai-Mamaku Catchments Forum, he was involved in ensuring the Tauranga Harbour and Waihou catchments are sustainably managed.

He has also provided input into aspects of intellectual property issues relating to the Waitangi Tribunal’s Wai 262 report, and served as a rongoā Māori advisor to numerous Government committees, Māori tribal authorities and for a number of rongoā Māori related research and education initiatives.

In his current work he is part of DOC’s project to build a bridge between Western Science and Mātauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) in conservation management.

Rob is one of the founders of Tane’s Tree Trust, a non-profit charitable trust that was established more than 10 years ago to encourage New Zealand landowners to successfully plant and sustainably manage indigenous trees for multiple uses. He remains an active Trustee.

Rob has been a long-time member of the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board and past Chairman. For many years, he was also engaged by the University of Waikato as Continuing Education Officer.

Rob was awarded the Loder Cup, one of New Zealand’s oldest conservation awards, in 2018 for his outstanding work ensuring Mātauranga Māori in conservation management.

In 2020, he was awarded a QSM for services to Maori and Conservation.

He is a former Catholic priest and a fluent speaker of te reo Māori.

Session: Tīwaiwaka - Building a Pathway into the Future

The entire planet is under stress and we need to re-think the way we do things. Papatūānuku is our number one priority and everything else must be measured against this. For too long the human race has acted as if we are the centre of the universe - which we are not. We are part of a large whānau and we need to look after the whenua which will give hope for the generations to come.

"Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata".

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5:00pm
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Robin Fabish

Well-being and Leadership (Hauora me te Tumuakitanga)

6:20pm
Robin Fabish

Ko Taranaki te maunga,
Ko Waitotoroa te awa,
Nō Parihaka ahau,
Engari ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Ngāti Maniapoto, ko Ngāti Mahanga ngā iwi.

Robin has held various roles within the education sector. He started his teaching career as the Pūtaiao kaiako at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Hou (Napier) before taking a position as Head of Department Māori at Napier Boy’s High School (NBHS). Whilst at NBHS, Robin also took on the role of Lead Facilitator in the Te Kotahitanga Programme. This mahi fuelled the basis of his Master's thesis on the experiences of Māori change agents working in non-Māori organisations. In 2012, Robin held the Deputy Principal role at Te Aute College before he was appointed as the Principal at Tamatea High School in 2015.

Throughout his leadership career, Robin has focussed on influencing others to change their practice in ways that will improve the outcomes for tamariki. Social justice and equity are strong drivers for Robin, borne out of his own educational experience – especially the service ethic modelled by the De La Salle brothers who lead learning at Francis Douglas Memorial College.

Robin’s educational journey has been full of learning about how to look after himself and how to maintain his well-being as a Māori leader.

Session: Well-being and Leadership (Hauora me te Tumuakitanga)

As leaders in our institutions, there are many pressures that we face and it can be difficult to maintain perspective and keep our lives in balance. This presentation is an exploration of the challenges that we face and things we can do to look after ourselves while we are so focused on service to others.

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6:20pm
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Sharon Armstrong

Aumangea/Resilience

7:00pm
Sharon Armstrong

Ko Whakapūnake te maunga,
Ko Wairoa te awa,
Ko Takitimu te waka,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa te iwi,
Ko Ruataniwhā te marae.

Sharon is currently employed as Team Leader for Mahuru Youth Services at Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services. As an author and public speaker, Sharon shares her experience of romance fraud to discuss resilience, how you can cope with tough life encounters, and highlight the many issues victims of fraud are faced with.

Session: Aumangea/Resillience

This workshop session will discuss what resilience means. In addition, it will look to answer the following questions:

1. Why are some people more resilient than others?
2. How do you build resilience?

Sharon will refer to her own life experiences and share her journey of how she overcame adversity to ensure she remained strong and resolute in her life and her whānau.

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7:00pm
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Sian Montgomery-Neutze

Supporting Ākonga in the Arts

12:00pm
Sian Montgomery-Neutze

Ka huri taku aro, ki Tāwhirikohukohu, ki Tararua, te maunga pūtake o ngā puna ki raro, ka ruku haere ki raro i a Papa, kia hīrere mai i Arawhata, whākina atu ki te kūrae o Kohutūroa, ngā uri o Pāriri e...i!

Ko Kurahaupō te waka,
Ko Tararua te maunga,
Ko Punahau te moana,
Ko Hōkio te awa,
Ko Kohutūroa te marae,
Ko Muaūpoko te iwi,
Ko Ngāti Pāriri te hapū.

Sian is a Wellington based freelance artist, moko practitioner and writer/translator of Ngai Tara/Muaūpoko descent. Sian has worked as a Mātauranga Māori and Visual Arts Teacher, Resource and Assessment Developer, translator, cultural advisor and project coordinator. Sian holds a Master's Degree in Mātauranga Māori, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts, a Diploma in Adult Education and a Diploma in Whakairo and Māori Studies.

Ko tētahi o aku tino wawata, kia hīkina ake tēnei mea te toi Māori, te moko Māori ki waenganui i tōku iwi, tōku hapū anō hoki.

Session: Supporting Ākonga in the Arts | An Artist's, Parent's and Kaiako Perspective


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12:00pm
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Talei Bryant

Find Your Fish, Find Your Passion

4:20pm
Talei Bryant

Ko Talei tōku ingoa,
Nō Waimana ahau.

Talei Bryant was brought up in Te Uruwera as the eldest of four children. Talei graduated as Head Girl from Whakatāne High School in 2015.

Since then, Talei has worked in various roles such as a canteen manager, a forklift driver in Perth, fisherwomen on deep sea fishing boats, and youth work in the Bay of Plenty. She currently works as a Future Leaders Coach for Inspiring Stories in Whakatāne, as a Tutor for Career Fit for Employ NZ, and as a Community Liaison Office for the Electoral Commission. Talei is also studying for her Certificate in Adult Teaching.

In 2018, Talei founded a youth-led group called 'Find Your Fish Movement' and is working hard to establish and run programmes for youth.

Talei is passionate about her community, and informing and educating people about what is happening and how they can have their say. Talei run for council at the last local government elections and will do so again in 2022.

Session: Find Your Fish, Find Your Passion

The Find Your Fish Movement was developed to help young people find their passion and to equip young people with resilience to face the challenges of modern life. This workshop will discuss how to develop an idea with no experience.

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4:20pm
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Te Mihinga Komene

Te Hautūtanga: Hangarau Matihiko

12:00pm
Te Mihinga Komene

Nei rā te reo matihere ki a koutou katoa. Ko Ngāti Ueoneone, ko Ngāti Tamaterā, ko Ngāti Apakura, ko Te Whānau-a-Karuai ngā pānga matua o taku whakapapa. Kei Kirikiriroa tōku kāinga ināianei ki te poho o tōku whānau. Tēnā rā koutou katoa!

Kua roa nei a Te Mihinga e whakaako ana i te reo Māori ki ngā wāhi ako katoa o te motu, ki ōna uri ake o Waikato whānui, ka mutu, ki te hunga pāhopori o Tīhau. He ringa tārai rauemi, he kaiwhakangungu kaiako āna mahi, ā, ki tō The Mind Lab i tēnei wā, he pou ārahi i ngā kaupapa, reo, tikanga o te ao Māori; he pou āwhina i ngā ākonga Māori me ngā ākonga o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa mō ngā hōtaka tohu paerua katoa. Ko tōna oranga, ko tōna whānau, ko tōna reo!

Session: Te Hautūtanga: Hangarau Matihiko

He whakamārama i ngā āhuatanga o te hōtaka Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning (Taumata 8 – Whakamanatanga NZQA). He hangarau matihiko, he mahi ngātahi, he hautūtanga ngā kaupapa matua o tēnei tohu. Ka whakaakona mā te ipurangi, he karahipi mō ngā ākonga Māori, ā, ki te puta te ihu, ka taea e koe te tohu paerua Master of Contemporary Education te whai atu. Nau mai ngā pātai!

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12:00pm
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Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga - Te Reo Māori Group

Te Aho Ngārahu

11:30am
Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga - Te Reo Māori Group

Te Aho Ngārahu was established in 2017 as an initiative to improve the access to quality te reo Māori localised curriculum resources, to support ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako learning in and through te reo Māori in both Māori medium and English medium settings.

Session: Te Aho Ngārahu

Te Aho Ngārahu is the bright burning ember at the base of the ashes of te ahi kā, the home fire. Before the home fire burns down completely, a light breeze is brought to the final ember, reigniting the flames to burn brightly anew.

Te Aho Ngārahu uses an approach whereby local history stories are sought from iwi, hapū, whānau, individuals and/or organisations through an application process. Stories are assessed and selected by an evaluation panel. The preferred stories and the respective storytellers then work with one of the Ministry’s te reo Māori curriculum and resource development providers to co-develop their stories into te reo Māori education resources.

Hence with this project, the breeze of our communities is being brought to the burning embers of our stories, re-igniting the flames of our peoples’ values and learning, to create warmth for our learners and teachers of te reo Māori.

The current priority themes for Te Aho Ngārahu are; local Māori histories, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and journeys of resilience. All successful applications will align to one or more of these themes.

The video presentation will showcase some of the resources developed through the fund. We will also explore the process through the perspectives of the story teller, iwi, hapū, whānau, and the resource development providers.

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11:30am
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