Kia Puāwai Symposium

Presenter: Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education
  • Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022 to Thursday, 21 April 2022
  • Time: 09:00AM to 03:15PM
  • Location: Online, Online
  • Ticket: Free

The University of Canterbury Mauriora Platform Research Team, in conjunction with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is hosting a one day, online symposium.

9.00am Mihi Whakatau (Formal welcome) – Dr Te Hurinui Clarke

9.15am Overview of Research Project: Practices of Sustenance - Collaborative exploration into the contours of wellness: Professor Angus Macfarlane

10.00am Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: Address by Dr Mohi Rua

10:15am New Zealand Race Relations Commissioner: Meng Foon

10.30am Short Break

10.50am Commentary by Dr Megan Woods (Minister of Housing, Energy and Resources, and Research, Science and Innovation) and Rino Tirikatene (MP for Te Tai Tonga)

11.10am Keynote Address: Professor Melinda Webber

12.00pm Presentation by Emerging Researcher: Marie Gibson

12.20pm Address: Executive Director Māori, Pacific and Equity: (TBC)

12.30pm Break for Lunch

1.00pm Panel Discussion: Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, Hirone Waretini (NZ Police), Helen Leahy (Whānau Ora), Panapa Ehau (Rua Bioscience), and a Special Guest. Dr Matiu Ratima will be the Panel Provocateur

1.45pm Website Launch and Book Showcase:

  1. Website launch (Nathan Riki)
  2. Kura Tapa Whā (Hayley Welch)
  3. Living the Treaty (Emeritus Professor Ted Glynn)
  4. Mana Whakatipu (Tā Mark Solomon)
  5. Hikairo Schema Series (John Huria)
  6. Ngā Hau e whā (Matiu Ratima and Catherine Montgomery)

3.00pm Closing Statements: Professor Gail Gillon

3.15pm Karakia

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