Past Webinar

Te Tiriti – Take action

Become a dynamic Treaty partner

Dr Kathie Irwin, Ali Hamlin-Paenga, Dr Chelsea Grootveld,

Take you and your organisation forward in actioning Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Hear from our He Kōrero podcast movers and shakers.

Community Research’s Gauri Nandedkar hosts this webinar with Kaye-Maree Dunn.

To accompany this webinar, check out our webpage of resources to help you become a dynamic Te Tiriti partner and listen to our brand new He Kōrero podcast channel.


  • He Kōrero podcast channel – Community Research Te Tiriti Kōrero podcast series. We launched this on Waitangi Day 2022 to raise the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of Aotearoa-New Zealand. This collection of knowledge, lived-experience and research highlights Kaupapa Māori practitioners.
  • Te Ao with Moana: Māori Television Te Tiriti Discussion from 2022 on Facebook Live – Many voices, one kaupapa: Te Tiriti. So how do we get some action, put the magic in the mix, go beyond the rhetoric, get all onboard and keep our energy up?
  • Imagining Decolonisation – A book that seeks to demystify decolonisation using illuminating, real-life examples. By exploring the impact of colonisation on Māori and non-Māori alike, Imagining Decolonisation presents a transformative vision of a country that is fairer for all.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi – School Journal Story Library graphic novel provides a fresh approach to the story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It covers a wide time-span, from the arrival of Polynesian explorers to the signing of Te Tiriti, to the New Zealand Wars, and through to the modern-day Treaty settlement process. A special emphasis is put on unpacking the two versions of Te Tiriti and exploring their ongoing significance.

About the Presenters

Dr Kathie Irwin

Dr Kathie Irwin  MNZM, PHD, MInstD is a third generation Māori, woman, educator. Her whakapapa is traced from diverse sources: Ngāti Porou, Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, the Orkney Islands, Scotland and Ireland.This interview outlines how public service and social justice are deeply embedded in her bloodlines. Her passion inspires her to contribute to nation building in innovative and creative ways that are framed by Ngāti Porou tipuna Sir Apirana Ngata’s whakatauākī (proverb) “E tipu, e rea”. This proverb speaks to the possibilities of bicultural and bilingual models of change that create authentic social inclusion, cultural intelligence and pluralism.Throughout her career Kathie has championed Māori Development, anti-racist education and Mana Wahine / Māori Feminisms.

Ali Hamlin-Paenga

Ali Hamlin is the Kaihautū – CEO of Ngāti Kahungunu Community Services, a kaupapa Māori organisation providing housing solutions & social support services across the wider Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) region. Ali provides her insights into how Te Tiriti informs her practice when advocating for equity and fair outcomes for whānau.  She wants to ensure that whānau, no matter where they might be in life, have their mana intact, that they have the power and decision-making over their own lives.

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

This Webinar was held

10:45am NZ Time
28 Feb
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