Te Putahitanga Symposium 2019

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Pūao Te Rā! Uramai Te Rā!

As dawn breaks the sun beams through,

Giving light to opportunity; giving light to hope

10-12 April 2019, Christchurch Town Hall

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu warmly invites you to join us as our symposium returns to Otautahi – Christchurch from 10-12 April 2019 where it will be held at the newly refurbished Christchurch Town Hall.

In its fifth year, the symposium is our largest annual event and is an opportunity for all 170 Te Waipounamu Whānau Ora initiatives to come together and showcase their achievements. It is also an excellent opportunity for our fifty Whānau Ora Navigators to gather; as well as providing a platform for the annual rangatahi stream – a very popular component of the symposium.

As always the symposium will have an inspirational line-up of speakers who will both engage, stimulate and challenge all our participants. The symposium will also enable great round table discussion and networking opportunities. You will hear success stories as whānau get to share and showcase their projects, the fantastic mahi they are undertaking and the differences Whānau Ora is making in their lives.

The key theme Pūao Te Rā, Uramai te Rā – represents the notion that as dawn breaks the sun beams through, giving light to opportunity; giving light to hope.  From light embraces care and compassion. From light advances new prospects. There is always a tomorrow, no matter what.  The breaking light recognises the new life post-earthquakes as represented in the reconstruction of the Christchurch Town Hall, the restoration of the city’s buildings and the amazing accomplishment along the Kaikoura Coast with the re-opening of State Highway 1.

 The symposium is an opportunity to demonstrate the progress whānau are making when they are supported and encouraged to become self-determining and innovative. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is proud to be able to invest and support Whānau Ora initiatives that are future focused and make a sustainable impact in our communities.

We look forward to sharing some of the many successes and solutions with you.

Our Symposium commences on the 10th of April and will feature a Night Market operating from 4pm to 8pm on the Terrace, Christchurch Town.

Register here

 Keynote speakers


Luke EganComment