Past Webinar

Māori-led Development.

What's working for whānau, hapū and iwi? Lessons from JR McKenzie's staff and grantees

Dr Chelsea Grootveld, Marama Tākao, Nan Wehipeihana,

In this webinar Dr Chelsea Grootveld, Marama Tākao and successful Māori development grantees of the J R McKenzie Trust demonstrate what’s working for whānau, hapū and iwi who are taking positive steps to achieve their aspirations.

Nan Wehipeihana reports on Te Kāwai Toro’s kaupapa Māori evaluation approach and its unique approach to weaving together learnings from these projects and initiatives.

You will learn:

  • How whānau, hapū and iwi are taking positive steps to achieve their aspirations.
  • The factors that assist this, and what we are learning about this
  • The findings of a recent evaluation about whānau, hapū and iwi-driven initiatives
  • How funders can enable Māori development


This webinar is presented with thanks to our friends at J R McKenzie Trust

The J R McKenzie Trust is a philanthropic family trust that is creating a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

About the Presenters

Dr Chelsea Grootveld

Dr Chelsea Grootveld has worked in education policy, research and evaluation for the past 15 years.  She is Director of Aiko Consultants Limited and is currently working with a team of kaupapa Māori centred evaluators on a formative evaluation of Te Pūtahitanga, the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Te Waipounamu (South Island).  Chelsea’s affiliations are to Ngai Tai, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Whakatōhea and Te Arawa

Marama Tākao

Marama is the Maori Development Advisor/Kaitohutohu for JR McKenzie Trust and works alongside various community organisations, Iwi, hapū and roopu Māori to support their development. Marama traces her whakapapa to Ngati Rarua, Te Atiawa, Ngati Toa Rangatira, Ngati Tama, Kai Tahu, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngai Te Rangi. 

Nan Wehipeihana

Skilled in evaluation and research, Nan Wehipeihana has more than 15 years experience in designing, leading and managing evaluation and research projects. She has a wealth of public sector knowledge and is widely recognised for her adeptness in managing complex relationships. She is passionate about protecting, evidencing and growing the space to be Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Nan facilitates dialogue and engagement that builds understanding of Māori.  Nan’s tribal affiliations are to Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti  Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui.

This Webinar was held

11 AM NZ Time
16 Mar
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