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Kia Wetewetea, ko Māui Ahau! Māori Education Symposium


  • Fri 21 Oct 2022, 8:00am–3:30pm


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Kia wetewetea, ko Māui ahau! Loosen me, for I am Māui!

Kaiako mā, whānau mā, a wai atu rānei e pīkoko ana te taringa ki tēnei taonga o te mātauranga. Nei te karanga o Te Kāhui Mātauranga o Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui kia tomo mai ki te paepaeroa e tuitui ana i ngā piringa whare whakaako o te rohe nei. Ko “Wetewetea ko Māui ahau!” tēnei e karanga atu.

E te whānau this is one you do not want to miss.

Teachers, whānau, anyone who is interested in education and is keen to embrace a te ao Māori lens to ensure success for Māori students is invited to attend this upcoming symposium presented by Te Kāhui Mātauranga o Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui.

Hear from our own education mātanga (experts) about what success in the classroom looks like from a Māori point of view, inspiring excellence for tauira Māori and efforts to break the shackles of systemic inquities. Be the first to view a collection of new Aotearoa Histories in School resources created by the eight Te Tauihu iwi and have the chance to pose your burning questions during the panel discussion.

‘Kia wetewetea, ko Māui ahau!’ is funded by Te Hurihanganui and tickets are free. Anyone is welcome to come along. Reserve your ticket now on Eventbrite:

‘Kia wetewetea, ko Māui ahau!’
A Māori education symposium brought to you by Te Kāhui Mātauranga o Te Tauihu
8am – 3.30pm, October 21, 2022
Trafalgar Centre, Whakatū

Who is this for?
This is for anyone who is interesting in hearing more about what educational success looks like from a te ao Māori lens and inspiring excellence for tauira. Teachers, parents, young and old, Māori, Tauiwi and Pākehā – nau mai, haere mai.

About our speakers
We are proud to count some of the country’s leading Māori education mātanga (experts) as our own. Hear from Dr Liana MacDonald (Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Koata), Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch (Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) and Dr Peter Meihana (Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāi Tahu) and meet our Te Kāhui Mātauranga team. For more about our speakers, see the event listing on Eventbrite.

About Te Kāhui Mātauranga
Te Kāhui Mātauranga was revived by the eight iwi of Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui* in 2019 to promote educational pathways which support Māori excellence. The rōpū is made up of education experts representing all eight iwi and has set for itself six priority areas, including the development of resources to capture histories and stories of all Te Tauihu iwi to support the new Te Takanga o Te Wā/Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum. Another key priority is supporting the education sector and practitioners across Te Tauihu to understand what educational success looks like from a te ao Māori viewpoint.

*The iwi of Te Tauihu are Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu, Ngāti Toa Rangatira ki Wairau, Rangitāne o Wairau and Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui.

About Te Hurihanganui
Te Hurihanganui is a co-designed Ministry of Education initiative launched in 2020 to support communities to work together to address racism and inequity in the education system so that they can accelerate the achievement and wellbeing of ākonga Māori and their whānau. You can read more here.

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