Wellington: Families Commission (2013, March 28)
Many New Zealanders remain unaware of the true value of Māori cultural knowledge as a source of innovation and creativity – this may be a legacy of a colonised past. However, deficiencies and failure no longer need to frame our future. The Māori world-view offers this country a rich source for planning and development.
He Ara Whakamua is a national series of wananga planned to be held in Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, New Plymouth and Whakatane as all day discussions examining the opportunities available to New Zealand society as we build pathways together to vibrant futures.
The Families Commission joined with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa to hold a wānanga as part of the He Ara Whakamua series. The wānanga addressed the kaupapa: Whākapakari i te whānau/Parenting Education. The speakers for the day were: Jeremy Gardiner, CEO, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa; Enid Ratahi-Pryor, General Manager, Ngāti Awa Social Services; Te Rauotehuia Chapman, Delegate, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa. Whānau, hapū, iwi, local secondary school students, their teachers, community and business leaders, social service providers and researchers we’re all invited to join us for the day.
Find the report here.