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Upcoming Events


Friday 1st - Tuesday 5th March, 2024

Kura Reo - EOI's have now closed. Please register for our e-pānui to receive notifications of upcoming events and educational opportunities

TTW are pleased to announce our inaugural kura reo o te taiao will take place in early 2024. We are fortunate to have Tame Malcolm (Te Arawa) and Te Huia Taylor (Ngaati Te Ata, Te Waiariki) as the kaitautoko/kaihāpai as well as confirm the following Kaiako: Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), Puke Timoti (Tūhoe), and Papa Rereata Makiha (Te Mahurehure, Ngāti Pakau, Te Aupōuri, Te Arawa.) with more to be announced. From beginners to matatau, this kura reo o te taiao will cater all levels. Delivered in the taiao (location to be confirmed) participants will wānanga reo specific to our taiao.

Previous Events


Thursday 19 October 2023 | on-line

Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, in collaboration with TTW, presented, ‘He kai kei aku ringa – Disaster preparedness’. Natural hazards and climate change poses a significant threat to the well-being of whānau and communities across the motu, and the need to prepare for such events is paramount. Hear Captain Ernesto Ojeda (Tarahumara and Yaqui Nations), with over 50+ years experience in disaster preparedness and response, provide whānau and communities with tangible and practical knowledge so they can determine for themselves how best to prepare, respond and recover.


Wednesday 18 October 2023 | online and in-person

This wānanga was designed to showcase what Māori communities are doing at place to eradicate predators, as well as highlight the latest science and tools being developed for pest eradication. It was also designed to ascertain what Māori working on the ground would want to see prioritised in a Māori Predator Free Strategy. Māori working in the biosecurity, biodiversity, conservation spaces would especially benefit from viewing the recordings so to learn about the great work being done in the regions. The recordings of the presentations are available to view here.


Monday 16 October 2023 | online

Seeds are vital for the survival of tāngata Māori, including our economy and culture, and they should be a protected taonga under Article 2 of te Tiriti and Article 31 of the UNDRIP. However, our seeds are under threat from emerging pathogens (i.e., myrtle rust), extreme weather events, climate change, and the industrialisation of food systems and commodification of seed systems. This on-line event saw us connecting our kaitiaki and seed collecting communities, having a kōrero about seed conservation in Aotearoa, sharing information, resources and more. The recordings are available to view here.


Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 July 2022 | in-person and online

TTW's inaugural Māori Biosecurity Symposium, Te Wānanga Whakamātaki', was held over three days at the end of July in the rohe of Te Ātiawa, Taranaki. Co-hosted by Biosecurity New Zealand, the wānanga showcased the work of local Māori biosecurity practitioners and initiatives led by hapū/Iwi and Māori communities. The symposium was an opportunity for hapū/Iwi and Māori communities involved in the biosecurity system to come together for the first time nationally, and it highlighted issues in the system but also opportunities to ensure our biosecurity system is connected, well-resourced and Tiriti-led. Read more about the event, and see the photos here.

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