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Inaugural Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Wellbeing Forum 'Te Ritorito 2017'

Published on Friday, 24 February 2017

Registrations are now closed for Te Ritorito 2017, our inaugural whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum.

You can follow Te Ritorito 2017, our inaugural whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum on the Te Ritorito Facebook page:

Monday 3 April 2017

9.20am: Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie (Opening Address: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing)

9.50am: Justice Joe Williams (Keynote Address: The Treaty of Waitangi and whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing)

10.15am: Whetu Werata (Measures in Māori development: Māori data and data about Māori, the context for, and development of, the Māori Statistics Framework)

10.35am: Facilitated Discussion between the “Learning from the past” speakers

Tuesday 4 April 2017

9.00am: Hon Dame Tariana Turia (Keynote Address: Whānau wellbeing: past, present and future)

12.45pm: Dr Tahu Kukutai (Keynote Address: Understanding Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Opportunities and challenges for whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing).


This two-day forum will provide an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, advocates, and practitioners to discuss whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing in our day-to-day practice and what the bigger picture means for both Māori and Government.

Te Ritorito 2017 is being jointly hosted by Te Puni Kōkiri and Superu.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers confirmed for the forum, including Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie, Justice Joe Williams, Whetu Wereta, Dame Tariana Turia, Dr James Hudson, Dr Tahu Kukutai, Helen Leahy, Awerangi Tamihere, Andrew Sporle, Len Cook, and Dr Kathie Irwin.

Te Ritorito 2017 will provide attendees with an opportunity to explore:

  • whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing research, policy and implementation
  • wellbeing and what works with whānau, hapū and iwi
  • the relevance of this work in light of their own experiences
  • future implications
  • potential gaps in the approach, including engagement with whānau, hapū and iwi on these topics.



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