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Kawepūrongo | News


10 October


Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, in collaboration with TTW, is excited to present, ‘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. This webinar is to provide whānau and communities with tangible and practical knowledge so they can determine for themselves how best to prepare, respond and recover. We are privileged to host Captain Ernesto Ojeda of the indigenous Tarahumara and Yaqui Nations for this webinar. With over 50 years experience in disaster preparedness and response, he is often referred to as the grandfather of urban search & rescue, having written most of the manuals and training plans for the USA, UN & many other countries including Aotearoa. He currently teaches American Indian Studies at California State University Long Beach.


15 September 2023

TTW launches Kura Reo

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.

And extra blessed and excited to confirm Kaiako so far are 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.

TTW visits Kew Gardens

September 2023

Team members were fortunate enough to attend the International Congress of Plant Pathology in Lyon France.  Although the ICPP has a very strong biophysical focus the presentation and session was well attended by conference participants, many of whom have not had a lot of engagement and interaction with indigenous knowledge or the issues that affect this corpus of knowledge in a context where decision-making is dominated by biophysical research and empirical data. 

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September 2023

TTW launches Annual Survey

Te Tira Whakamātaki has launched their annual survey, which is part of our ongoing measurement efforts. It allows us to share stories, elevate Māori voices, and provides important information to help us plan our future kaupapa. If you are keen to complete the survey, you can access it here.

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