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Past Webinars

What does biosecurity mean to Māori?

This webinar welcomes anyone working in the biosecurity, climate change and scientific industries to learn a bit more about Te Tira Whakamātaki from its co-founders, in particular what they think mātauranga-based biosecurity practices look like and mean to Māori, and the collaborative work TTW does in Māori communities to help protect and grow Māori environmental practices. TTW would like to acknowledge Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) for sharing the journey with us, and look forward to many more collaborative efforts to broaden the understanding of mātauranga Māori based biosecurity practices in future. WHAT DOES BIOSECURITY MEAN TO MĀORI? Te Tira Whakamātaki has established itself as a leading Māori voice on issues of biosecurity, biodiversity and mātauranga-based science in a relatively short period of time. Well-connected and with an impressive network of passionate Māori members spanning broad areas of expertise, TTW provides evidence-based analysis for communities as well as for local and national organisations. In 2022, Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ), in partnership with Te Tira Whakamātaki (TTW), are looking to co-ordinate a multi-day wānanga to celebrate and acknowledge Māori contributions, past, present and future, to biosecurity activities across Aotearoa. This webinar will introduce TTW’s work to the wider biosecurity sector and discuss WHAT BIOSECURITY MEANS TO MĀORI. Facilitated by Māori pest management expert Tame Malcolm (Te Arawa whānui and Ngāti Ruanui), the panel will include TTW’s three co-founders: • Melanie Mark-Shadbolt (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atiawa, Mackintosh and Gunn), Deputy Ministry Secretary Tumatakōkiri at the Ministry for the Environment and Tumu Whakarae Chief Executive Officer, Te Tira Whakamātaki. • Dr Amanda Black (Tūhoe, Whakatōhea and Whānau-ā-Apanui), Professor and Co-director of Bioprotection Aotearoa at Lincoln University; Rutherford Discovery Fellow; co-founder and Trustee of Te Tira Whakamātaki. • Dr Nick Waipara (Rongowhakaata), Scientist and Researcher for Plant and Food Research; co-founder and Trustee of Te Tira Whakamātaki.

Aotearoa NZ's Biosecurity System

This webinar is the second in the series, and will discuss the current biosecurity system of Aotearoa New Zealand, from the view of two of its leaders. Facilitated by Māori pest management expert Tame Malcolm (Te Arawa whānui and Ngāti Ruanui), our special guests include two highly respected leaders within the field: Stuart Anderson Deputy Director-General, Biosecurity New Zealand Stuart has been with MPI since 2010 in roles including science, policy, disaster recovery, economic analysis, forestry, fisheries, and biosecurity. He's led the Ministry’s forestry regulatory and operational functions, fisheries management system, and the Mycoplasma Bovis Programme (a world-first attempt to eradicate this cattle disease from any country). Prior to joining MPI, Stuart worked at Scion (the New Zealand Forest Research Institute) and led the wildfire research programme. Stu Hutchings Chief Biosecurity Officer, Biosecurity New Zealand Stu has a wealth of knowledge in the management of biosecurity risks in both animals and plants, and through his work in research and innovation, having worked for KVH (Kiwifruit Vine Health), OSPRI and the Animal Health Board prior to moving to BNZ. A qualified veterinarian, Stu ran his own private practice. This webinar discusses with Aotearoa New Zealand's biosecurity leaders their views of our biosecurity system: the current climate; tools, technologies and innovations; legislation and policies within the science framework, and what recent incursions have taught us. The conversation also covers the role Māori play in the science system and what the future of biosecurity looks like. TTW would like to acknowledge Ko Tātou This is Us and Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) for sharing this journey with us, and look forward to many more collaborative efforts to broaden the understanding of mātauranga Māori based biosecurity practices in future. Any questions, please email comms@ttw.nz.

Rangatahi Environmental Trailblazers

This webinar is the third in the series. Young people are taking more interest in the environment than ever before. Inheriting the outcomes of previous consumerist generations, has only heightened their drive to make positive change. In this webinar, we speak with a group of young indigenous scientists, activists and up-and-coming political figures who are utilising the knowledge of their tupuna to aid Papatūānuku's revitalisation.Our guests include: * Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt * Rīpeka Raihania * Mereana Hanrahan * Waata Papali'i-Smith * Adrian Peachey This webinar welcomes anyone working in the biosecurity, climate change, environmental and science industries to learn more about what the main focus is of the youth entering the sector and exploring the various pathways for them into the biosecurity space.

The Future of Protecting our Taonga

Guest speakers: * Dion Tuuta (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, and Taranaki Iwi descent) Pouwhakahaere, Chief Executive, of Te Kotahitanga o Te Ātiawa * Aroha Te Pareake Mead (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou) Political scientist (international relations) specialising in the contribution of indigenous peoples to national, regional and global policy and law. In March this year, an ODG report advocated for changes to help the Department of Conservation meet its Treaty of Waitangi obligations. The ODG is an independent body established in September 2020 to assist DOC in the partial reviews of the Conservation General Policy and General Policy for National Parks. The ODG was asked to develop proposed changes to the general policies to better reflect Treaty partnership. Both guest speakers have contributed widely to this report as previous ODG members. Dion Tuuta, has now taken on the role of Pouwhakahaere, Chief Executive, of Te Kotahitanga o Te Ātiawa, and Aroha Mead has been part of the Interim Oversight Group for Te Mana o Te TaiAo, as well as the Strategic Oversight Group for the Review of the Wildlife Act Ahead of the public consultation phase. Our two special guests speak to that report and how it affects the future protection and conservation of our taonga species in Aotearoa New Zealand.

General Biodiversity Resources

ICPP 2023: Empowering an Indigenous perspective in the response to invasive pathogens - Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Keynote speech by TTW CEO Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, recorded at ICPP 2023 in Lyon, France.

ICPP 2023: A round table exploration of Indigenous rights and participation in plant pathology

Overview of the round-table: Indigenous rights right (Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu) - Australasian Plant Pathology Society activities - Speaker 1: Indigenous researcher (Alby Marsh) - Speaker 2: Maori leaders from the land (Hori Parata/Tohe Ashby) - Speaker 3: European resercher (Dr Danny Haelwaters) - Questions / Discussion - Re-cap and where to now - Call to create community(ies) of interest/working group(s) - Closing karakia

Kiwi Protection - Rawiri Walsh

Kiwi Protection presented by Rawiri Walsh as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Korehāhā Whakahau an exemplar of how Iwi can support the future of predator free - Karla Akuhata

Korehāhā Whakahau an exemplar of how Iwi can support the future of predator free presented by Karla Akuhata as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Ngāti Kuri - Tammy Tauroa

Ngāti Kuri presented by Tammy Tauroa as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

The Hem of Remutaka - Kirihi Nohotima-Hunia

The Hem of Remutaka presented by Kirihi Nohotima-Hunia as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Scene Setting - Te Taiawatea Moko-Painting and Tame Malcolm

Scene Setting presented by Te Taiawatea Moko-Painting and Tame Malcolm as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Koukourarata - Mananui Ramsden

Koukourarata presented by Mananui Ramsden as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Getting the last 5% and supporting iwi and hapū to achieve their aspirations - Mahuru Wilcox

The presenters would like to note that the lure trial data spoken about in this presentation has yet to be analysed or published. Therefore, the results presented for visual lures in this video should be considered preliminary. Eradication Science: getting the last 5% and supporting iwi and hapū to achieve their aspirations - presented by Mahuru Wilcox (MWLCR) as part of the Te Whare Māta o ngā Kīrearea - Predator Free Wānanga for Māori.

Kaurilands Summit 2021 - Oranga Programme

An overview of the Oranga Programme, funded by the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, which is focused on exploring mātauranga Māori and kauri ora (in response to kauri dieback).

Seed Banking

Māori Rights and Interests in the Conservation Space - Aroha Te Pareake Mead

Māori Rights and Interests in the Conservation Space presented by Aroha Te Pareake Mead as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

So Where to From Here? TTW's Vision for our Kete - Melanie Mark Shadbolt

Where to from here? TTW's vision for our Kete presented by Melanie Mark Shadbolt as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Working with Whānau to Build Nursery Knowledge and Practice - Te Aroha Drummond

Working with Whānau to Build Nursery Knowledge and Practice presented by Te Aroha Drummond as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Indigenous Seed Sovereignty: What can we Learn from other Indigenous Communities - Jessica Hutchings

Indigenous Seed Sovereignty: What can we Learn from other Indigenous Communities presented by Jessica Hutchings as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Whare Taonga: Seed Solutions in a Changing World - Marcus Rongowhitiao Shadbolt

Whare Taonga: Seed Solutions in a Changing World presented by Marcus Rongowhitiao Shadbolt as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Seed Banking our Indigenous Species: What do we Know? - Sarah Wyse

Seed Banking our Indigenous Species: What do we Know? Presented by Sarah Wyse as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Kaitiekitanga: Protecting Taonga Plant Species - Waipaina Awarau Morris

Kaitiekitanga: Protecting Taonga Plant Species presented by Waipaina Awarau Morris as part of the Te Mana Motuhake o te Kākano: a Māori Seed Conservation Hui.

Other Videos

TTW Wrapped - 2023

Want to know what TTW got up to in 2023? Here's 2023, wrapped.

Extreme Fire Project (2020)

One of the potential impacts of #climatechange is the increased occurrence of EXTREME FIRE events. #TTW has been working alongside the SCION Rural Fire Research Group to raise awareness of extreme fire behaviour, as well as understand the community values underpinning their management. Learn more about this project in the video below. #TTW #māorivoice #mātaurangaMāori #communityvalues

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