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Pūao Te Rā!

10-12 April 2019 - Christchurch Town Hall


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Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu is excited to bring together a collection of Whānau Ora initiatives from around Te Waipounamu to share their story with you at the 2019 Annual Whanau Ora Symposium.

We are thrilled to host an exciting range of guest speakers, which include:

Rangatahi advocate Tamatha Paul     For the first time this year in Victoria University's 122-year history, its student association is being led by a Māori female.  Tamatha Paul, 21, from Tokoroa, is committed to tackling issues such as the university's sexual violence policies, rent rises for students and better access to mental health services for students. The former dux of Tokoroa High School sees her historic appointment an important one for Māori and is excited to lead a new executive team this year - one that better reflects its 22,000 student members.  As well as being a role model for other rangatahi, helping the community in her hometown of Tokoroa is her main motivation for pursuing a tertiary education - and Tamatha is the first in her whanau to go to university.  In December Tamatha graduated with a degree in political studies at Victoria University's Te Herenga Waka Marae, before taking up her role as president this year. It's the first step in what looks like a promising future in politics.

Rangatahi advocate Tamatha Paul

For the first time this year in Victoria University's 122-year history, its student association is being led by a Māori female.

Tamatha Paul, 21, from Tokoroa, is committed to tackling issues such as the university's sexual violence policies, rent rises for students and better access to mental health services for students. The former dux of Tokoroa High School sees her historic appointment an important one for Māori and is excited to lead a new executive team this year - one that better reflects its 22,000 student members.

As well as being a role model for other rangatahi, helping the community in her hometown of Tokoroa is her main motivation for pursuing a tertiary education - and Tamatha is the first in her whanau to go to university.

In December Tamatha graduated with a degree in political studies at Victoria University's Te Herenga Waka Marae, before taking up her role as president this year. It's the first step in what looks like a promising future in politics.


 

Rangatahi advocate Tamatha Paul

Rangimarie Parata Takurua     Rangimarie Parata Takurua was born in Rotorua and her whānau moved back to Christchurch in the 70’s where she was educated concurrently at Te Wai Pounamu Girls’ College and Avonside Girls’ High School. She attended Massey University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in 1985. Rangimarie has an extensive background in finance and investment having worked both locally and internationally as well as serving on a number of boards at an iwi, community and national level. Kapa haka is in her blood and she is a founding member and current tutor of the kapa haka roopu Te Ahikaaroa which is now in its 26th year.    In 2002 Te Ahikaaroa opened their own early childhood centre, Nōku Te Ao and in 2014 the founding whānau of Te Ahikaaroa and Nōku Te Ao also established the world’s first pā wānanga, Te Pā o Rākaihautū a unique 21st century pā wānanga (learning village) committed to educational success for the whole whanau, from early childhood, primary and secondary schooling to tertiary education, situated all on the one site. Te Pā o Rākaihautū is the realisation of a whānau’s combined vision to redefine how, where and when the best learning happens for our whānau. They are pushing the reset button on Māori educational under-achievement because that’s what you do when something is broken.

Rangimarie Parata Takurua

Rangimarie Parata Takurua was born in Rotorua and her whānau moved back to Christchurch in the 70’s where she was educated concurrently at Te Wai Pounamu Girls’ College and Avonside Girls’ High School. She attended Massey University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in 1985. Rangimarie has an extensive background in finance and investment having worked both locally and internationally as well as serving on a number of boards at an iwi, community and national level. Kapa haka is in her blood and she is a founding member and current tutor of the kapa haka roopu Te Ahikaaroa which is now in its 26th year.

In 2002 Te Ahikaaroa opened their own early childhood centre, Nōku Te Ao and in 2014 the founding whānau of Te Ahikaaroa and Nōku Te Ao also established the world’s first pā wānanga, Te Pā o Rākaihautū a unique 21st century pā wānanga (learning village) committed to educational success for the whole whanau, from early childhood, primary and secondary schooling to tertiary education, situated all on the one site. Te Pā o Rākaihautū is the realisation of a whānau’s combined vision to redefine how, where and when the best learning happens for our whānau. They are pushing the reset button on Māori educational under-achievement because that’s what you do when something is broken.

 

Rangimarie Parata Takurua

Miria Flavell     Miria Flavell, daughter of former Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, is a young up-and-coming entrepreneur, who recently established her own clothing label ‘Hine’ for women and now is looking to establish men’s and kids ranges. She became a hit on social media after posting a make-up tutorial on YouTube in te reo Māori.  Like any YouTuber, Miria Flavell pays attention to what her viewers are asking for. Overwhelmingly, they're asking for more videos in Te Reo. Miria started her channel in 2015, and has always worked her first language into her videos. When she posted a video entirely in Te Reo, earlier in May, it quickly became her most popular upload.  Miria has two children, daughter Te Hare, and son Taimutu, and with more than 123,000 views on Facebook and a growing YouTube following of 4100, plenty of people will be waiting to see what Miria comes up with next.

Miria Flavell

Miria Flavell, daughter of former Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, is a young up-and-coming entrepreneur, who recently established her own clothing label ‘Hine’ for women and now is looking to establish men’s and kids ranges. She became a hit on social media after posting a make-up tutorial on YouTube in te reo Māori.

Like any YouTuber, Miria Flavell pays attention to what her viewers are asking for. Overwhelmingly, they're asking for more videos in Te Reo. Miria started her channel in 2015, and has always worked her first language into her videos. When she posted a video entirely in Te Reo, earlier in May, it quickly became her most popular upload.

Miria has two children, daughter Te Hare, and son Taimutu, and with more than 123,000 views on Facebook and a growing YouTube following of 4100, plenty of people will be waiting to see what Miria comes up with next.


 

Miria Flavell

Eugene Ryder

Eugene Ryder

 

Eugene Ryder

Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon. Peeni Henare     Hon Peeni Henare is the Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau, and is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent. He is the Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Minister for Youth, as well as Associate Minister for Social Development. Prior to politics Peeni worked as a businessman, broadcaster and teacher.  Politics and public service is in his blood: his father was Erima Henare, who was head of the Māori Language Commission; his grandfather was Sir James Henare, a lieutenant colonel in the Māori Battalion, member of Te Rūnanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Commander of the British Empire (CBE); and his great-grandfather Taurekareka (Tau) Henare was also a Member of Parliament, for the former electorate Northern Māori from 1914 to 1938.

Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon. Peeni Henare

Hon Peeni Henare is the Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau, and is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent. He is the Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Minister for Youth, as well as Associate Minister for Social Development. Prior to politics Peeni worked as a businessman, broadcaster and teacher.

Politics and public service is in his blood: his father was Erima Henare, who was head of the Māori Language Commission; his grandfather was Sir James Henare, a lieutenant colonel in the Māori Battalion, member of Te Rūnanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Commander of the British Empire (CBE); and his great-grandfather Taurekareka (Tau) Henare was also a Member of Parliament, for the former electorate Northern Māori from 1914 to 1938.


 

Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon. Peeni Henare

Donna Matahaere-Atariki     Donna Matahaere-Atariki taught at the University of Otago before becoming Education Manager at the Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation and Executive Officer at Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu. She was Executive Director of Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora, Chief Executive of He Oranga Pounamu and part of the National Strategy Group for Early Childhood Education, the National Strategy Group for Race Relations, and the Ministry of Social Development’s National Advisory Council for Families and Community Services. She sits on the Ministry of Health’s NGO Council and the University of Otago Council, chairs Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou, and is a Trustee of Well South Health Network and her local women’s refuge.

Donna Matahaere-Atariki

Donna Matahaere-Atariki taught at the University of Otago before becoming Education Manager at the Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation and Executive Officer at Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu. She was Executive Director of Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora, Chief Executive of He Oranga Pounamu and part of the National Strategy Group for Early Childhood Education, the National Strategy Group for Race Relations, and the Ministry of Social Development’s National Advisory Council for Families and Community Services. She sits on the Ministry of Health’s NGO Council and the University of Otago Council, chairs Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou, and is a Trustee of Well South Health Network and her local women’s refuge.

 

Donna Matahaere-Atariki

Dr Catherine Savage     Catherine is passionate about equity, communities leading change for themselves, and learning as a lifelong journey. She is the managing director of Ihi Research with her partner John. Catherine has an employment history that is connected by the common thread of learning. Beginning her career as a teacher and educational psychologist, she worked with children and whānau in schools on the East Coast of the North Island. She spent ten years as a senior lecturer at Victoria University where she was the associate director of the graduate teaching programme. She completed her Education Doctorate at Massey University in 2006, which investigated the School Network Reviews of 2004. While at Victoria, worked on several major Ministry of Education research and development projects including the national evaluation of Te Kotahitanga (2010).  From 2010 to 2014 Catherine was the Chief Executive of Te Tapuae o Rehua, a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, where she led research and educational development initiatives on behalf of the iwi. Her work brought about a new era of partnership and collaboration between the Iwi and tertiary partners and saw the initiation of key partnership projects such as Mau ki te Ako, He Toki ki te Rika and Whenua Kura.  Since 2014, Catherine has successfully led research for clients such as Site Safe, Work Safe, Ako Aotearoa, All Right?, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Rātā Foundation. She has produced a series of research and evaluations projects investigating social impact from innovative approaches to achieving social change. Her research interests lie in qualitative methodologies and working with Māori whānau to improve educational and social outcomes. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on culturally responsive practices and the development of Iwi led initiatives.

Dr Catherine Savage

Catherine is passionate about equity, communities leading change for themselves, and learning as a lifelong journey. She is the managing director of Ihi Research with her partner John. Catherine has an employment history that is connected by the common thread of learning. Beginning her career as a teacher and educational psychologist, she worked with children and whānau in schools on the East Coast of the North Island. She spent ten years as a senior lecturer at Victoria University where she was the associate director of the graduate teaching programme. She completed her Education Doctorate at Massey University in 2006, which investigated the School Network Reviews of 2004. While at Victoria, worked on several major Ministry of Education research and development projects including the national evaluation of Te Kotahitanga (2010).

From 2010 to 2014 Catherine was the Chief Executive of Te Tapuae o Rehua, a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, where she led research and educational development initiatives on behalf of the iwi. Her work brought about a new era of partnership and collaboration between the Iwi and tertiary partners and saw the initiation of key partnership projects such as Mau ki te Ako, He Toki ki te Rika and Whenua Kura.

Since 2014, Catherine has successfully led research for clients such as Site Safe, Work Safe, Ako Aotearoa, All Right?, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Rātā Foundation. She has produced a series of research and evaluations projects investigating social impact from innovative approaches to achieving social change. Her research interests lie in qualitative methodologies and working with Māori whānau to improve educational and social outcomes. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on culturally responsive practices and the development of Iwi led initiatives.


 

Dr Catherine Savage

Jaye Pukepuke, Bros for Change

Founder of Bros for Change, Jaye Pukepuke saw the need through his own lived experience to take an holistic approach to the complex issues rangatahi face in life and is all about creating positive outcomes for rangatahi in Te Waipounamu by introducing them to Maori concepts which lead them on a journey of self-discovery they were able to develop a six week course which progresses through three central pou or themes; whakawhanaungatanga, hāuora and whānau.

Jaye is a futures driven leader, who is not afraid of taking risks or putting in the hard work. Jaye and his team are constantly looking at ways they can support local rangatahi, from hāngī fundraisers to helping whānau over Christmas, to strategising and working towards their next goals to develop their urban style marae and establish a maara kai to meet the needs of their community”.

We first met Jaye when he participated in the Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu ‘hothouse’ in 2014, which allowed Jaye to network, develop valuable business and community relationships and progress a great idea into reality. After piloting camps for rangatahi tane in Christchurch in 2016, Jaye and Ben launched Bros For Change in 2017 with their planned series of six week courses.

Five years on we catch up on Bros for Change progress.


 

Jaye Pukepuke, Bros for Change

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie    Emeritus Professor, KNZM, FRSNZ FRANZCP   For over 40 years, Sir Mason has been at the forefront of a transformational approach to Māori health and has played major roles in building the Māori health workforce. His efforts have been recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Public Health Association of New Zealand, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Polynesian Society. In addition to a lifelong commitment to Māori health, Sir Mason also championed higher education for Māori. As Deputy Chair of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Professor of Māori Research and Development, and Deputy ViceChancellor at Massey University, he provides national academic leadership for Māori and indigenous development and regularly assists Iwi and Māori communities to realise their own aspirations for socio-economic advancement. Apart from serving on the Boards of Te Papa and the Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Sir Mason has been Chair of the Guardians Group for the Secondary Futures project, and a Commissioner for the New Zealand Families Commission. He chaired the Ministerial Taskforce on Whānau Ora and was also Chair of Te Kāhui Amokura, a Standing Committee of the New Zealand ViceChancellors' Committee. Sir Mason is currently a member of the Mental Health Inquiry panel. In the 2001 New Year Honours Sir Mason was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori. In the 2010 New Year Honours, he was promoted to Knight Companion of the same order, for services to Māori health, in particular public health services.  In 2017, Sir Mason Durie was announced as the winner of the Te Toi o Ngā Rangi Lifetime Achievement Award at Māori Television's annual Matariki Awards ceremony.

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie

Emeritus Professor, KNZM, FRSNZ FRANZCP

For over 40 years, Sir Mason has been at the forefront of a transformational approach to Māori health and has played major roles in building the Māori health workforce. His efforts have been recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Public Health Association of New Zealand, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Polynesian Society. In addition to a lifelong commitment to Māori health, Sir Mason also championed higher education for Māori. As Deputy Chair of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Professor of Māori Research and Development, and Deputy ViceChancellor at Massey University, he provides national academic leadership for Māori and indigenous development and regularly assists Iwi and Māori communities to realise their own aspirations for socio-economic advancement. Apart from serving on the Boards of Te Papa and the Foundation for Research Science and Technology, Sir Mason has been Chair of the Guardians Group for the Secondary Futures project, and a Commissioner for the New Zealand Families Commission. He chaired the Ministerial Taskforce on Whānau Ora and was also Chair of Te Kāhui Amokura, a Standing Committee of the New Zealand ViceChancellors' Committee. Sir Mason is currently a member of the Mental Health Inquiry panel. In the 2001 New Year Honours Sir Mason was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori. In the 2010 New Year Honours, he was promoted to Knight Companion of the same order, for services to Māori health, in particular public health services.

In 2017, Sir Mason Durie was announced as the winner of the Te Toi o Ngā Rangi Lifetime Achievement Award at Māori Television's annual Matariki Awards ceremony.


 

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie

International Speaker, Jo Ann Kauffman     As the President and Founder of Kauffman & Associates, Inc., Jo Ann Kauffman (Nez Perce) built the company from a one-woman shop into an organization that now employs more than 50 people in Spokane, WA; Washington, DC; and other locations across the country. Jo Ann is actively involved in all aspects of KAI operations and ensures that KAI clients receive high-quality management support. Jo Ann is certified in facilitation and consultation on public and behavioral health topics.  Jo Ann grew up in Seattle, WA, and on the Nez Perce Reservation in Kamiah, ID. After working to advance Indian health care, including serving as executive director of the Seattle Indian Health Board, Jo Ann founded KAI in 1990. Jo Ann holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley.  Jo Ann was honored by  Business Beat  as Minority Small Business Person of the Year 2006 and as owner of the Fastest Growing Minority Business in 2004, 2007 and 2008. In 2015, the Spokane YWCA awarded her the Women of Achievement Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award.  Jo Ann serves on the Board of Trustees at Eastern Washington University (EWU) and leads Advisory Committee of the new Lucy Covington Center at EWU. Lucy was a political activist from the Colville Confederated Tribes who fought to save her land and people. The Center at EWU was created to establish a permanent legacy for Lucy Covington and her groundbreaking work to secure the unique and important status of tribal governments. In 2017, Eastern Washington University awarded Jo Ann an honorary doctorate.  The Gannett Freedom Forum awarded Jo Ann its Free Spirit Award in 1998 to honor her longtime community activism and advocacy for First Amendment rights.

International Speaker, Jo Ann Kauffman

As the President and Founder of Kauffman & Associates, Inc., Jo Ann Kauffman (Nez Perce) built the company from a one-woman shop into an organization that now employs more than 50 people in Spokane, WA; Washington, DC; and other locations across the country. Jo Ann is actively involved in all aspects of KAI operations and ensures that KAI clients receive high-quality management support. Jo Ann is certified in facilitation and consultation on public and behavioral health topics.

Jo Ann grew up in Seattle, WA, and on the Nez Perce Reservation in Kamiah, ID. After working to advance Indian health care, including serving as executive director of the Seattle Indian Health Board, Jo Ann founded KAI in 1990. Jo Ann holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jo Ann was honored by Business Beat as Minority Small Business Person of the Year 2006 and as owner of the Fastest Growing Minority Business in 2004, 2007 and 2008. In 2015, the Spokane YWCA awarded her the Women of Achievement Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award.

Jo Ann serves on the Board of Trustees at Eastern Washington University (EWU) and leads Advisory Committee of the new Lucy Covington Center at EWU. Lucy was a political activist from the Colville Confederated Tribes who fought to save her land and people. The Center at EWU was created to establish a permanent legacy for Lucy Covington and her groundbreaking work to secure the unique and important status of tribal governments. In 2017, Eastern Washington University awarded Jo Ann an honorary doctorate.

The Gannett Freedom Forum awarded Jo Ann its Free Spirit Award in 1998 to honor her longtime community activism and advocacy for First Amendment rights.


 

International Speaker, Jo Ann Kauffman

Minister for Māori Development, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta     As a mother, and a constituent MP with 20 plus years’ experience who has come from ‘flax-root’ politics, Nanaia Mahuta remains connected to the aspirations of people from all walks of life. Those who work hard for a living so that their children can do better, kaumatua, trades-people, those who aspire to own their home, those who own small businesses and those who lead a range of services and organisations and huge iwi entities.  During her time in Parliament, Hon Nanaia Mahuta supported policies and initiatives that built the capacity of communities, especially social service organisations, greater investment in education, employment and training opportunities particularly for young people, supported the continuation of the Treaty Settlement process and supported specific initiatives that lift the wellbeing and opportunities for young mums and those who are vulnerable and victims of abuse.  As of the 2017 election, Nanaia is the Minister for Māori Development and Local Government, and Associate Minister for the Environment.  Hon Nanaia Mahuta is a tribal member of Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hine and her parliamentary experience has enabled her to contribute to the collective aspirations of Maori and all New Zealanders

Minister for Māori Development, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta

As a mother, and a constituent MP with 20 plus years’ experience who has come from ‘flax-root’ politics, Nanaia Mahuta remains connected to the aspirations of people from all walks of life. Those who work hard for a living so that their children can do better, kaumatua, trades-people, those who aspire to own their home, those who own small businesses and those who lead a range of services and organisations and huge iwi entities.

During her time in Parliament, Hon Nanaia Mahuta supported policies and initiatives that built the capacity of communities, especially social service organisations, greater investment in education, employment and training opportunities particularly for young people, supported the continuation of the Treaty Settlement process and supported specific initiatives that lift the wellbeing and opportunities for young mums and those who are vulnerable and victims of abuse.

As of the 2017 election, Nanaia is the Minister for Māori Development and Local Government, and Associate Minister for the Environment.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta is a tribal member of Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hine and her parliamentary experience has enabled her to contribute to the collective aspirations of Maori and all New Zealanders


 

Minister for Māori Development, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta

Ezekiel Tamaana Raui     Sadly losing five friends to suicide, Ezekiel knew something needed to be done and it needed to be done pronto and is the brainchild of Tu Kotahi (Stand Tall); a million dollar programme created in the wake of one of the biggest youth suicide clusters in New Zealand history. His pursuit for social change through community-based initiatives lead him to being selected as one of four Māori ambassadors to attend the 2015 White House Tribal Leaders conference hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle. He was awarded the Matariki Young Achievers Award in 2016 for his work in supporting mental health issues. Ezikiel went to Buckingham Palace and received the Queen’s Young Leader Award for his work around encouraging young Māori to talk more openly about mental health issues. At only 21 years of age, Ezekiel Raui has achieved more than someone twice his age, and is a true leader.

Ezekiel Tamaana Raui

Sadly losing five friends to suicide, Ezekiel knew something needed to be done and it needed to be done pronto and is the brainchild of Tu Kotahi (Stand Tall); a million dollar programme created in the wake of one of the biggest youth suicide clusters in New Zealand history. His pursuit for social change through community-based initiatives lead him to being selected as one of four Māori ambassadors to attend the 2015 White House Tribal Leaders conference hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle. He was awarded the Matariki Young Achievers Award in 2016 for his work in supporting mental health issues. Ezikiel went to Buckingham Palace and received the Queen’s Young Leader Award for his work around encouraging young Māori to talk more openly about mental health issues. At only 21 years of age, Ezekiel Raui has achieved more than someone twice his age, and is a true leader.

 

Ezekiel Tamaana Raui

 
Maruhaeremuri Nihoniho   Maru is the managing director of Metia Interactive, an Auckland based game development company with a focus on interactive storytelling and designing games with meaningful learning objectives. Maru is a game producer and designer and leads a team of developers that include artists and programmers. As well as designing and developing her own games she also produces 3rd party games both commercial and non-commercial titles across multiple platforms including PlayStation, Apple iOS, PC, Mac and other technologies such as Virtual Reality. Maru not only designs and develops concepts and games but writes the stories behind them.  With a portfolio of original and third party developed projects, Metia Interactive delivers games across multiple platforms from commercial titles through to educational and health based game initiatives. Metia uses game technology and multimedia tools to bring ideas to life. Metia is currently licensed to develop for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, Xbox and iOS and also develops for PC, Mac both standalone and online games

Maruhaeremuri Nihoniho

Maru is the managing director of Metia Interactive, an Auckland based game development company with a focus on interactive storytelling and designing games with meaningful learning objectives. Maru is a game producer and designer and leads a team of developers that include artists and programmers. As well as designing and developing her own games she also produces 3rd party games both commercial and non-commercial titles across multiple platforms including PlayStation, Apple iOS, PC, Mac and other technologies such as Virtual Reality. Maru not only designs and develops concepts and games but writes the stories behind them.

With a portfolio of original and third party developed projects, Metia Interactive delivers games across multiple platforms from commercial titles through to educational and health based game initiatives. Metia uses game technology and multimedia tools to bring ideas to life. Metia is currently licensed to develop for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, Xbox and iOS and also develops for PC, Mac both standalone and online games


 
 

Maruhaeremuri Nihoniho

Over three days this symposium promises to inspire you; to bare the realities of the tough challenges we face together and celebrate whānau innovation creating positive change within Te Waipounamu.

It promises to make you laugh – you may even be moved to tears at times – and we will celebrate the essence of Whānau Ora through the magic of whanaungatanga.


PŪAO TE RĀ – URAMAI TE RĀ

As dawn breaks the sun beams through,

Giving light to opportunity; giving light to hope

For more information email vicki@mokowhiti.co.nz or 03 3296975