E ngā mātāwaka o te motu, e ngā mana o ngā hau e whā, tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa, ngā mema o Te Rōpū Whakahau.

Ka tū tō tātou hui ki te rohe o Arahura. Nau mai, haere mai ki te marae o Ngāti Waewae ki Te Tai Poutini. Ko te kaupapa nei ia, ko Ahakoa he iti he pounamu.

Te Tai o Poutini region warmly invites you to the beautiful Westcoast for Te Rōpū Whakahau 2023 Professional Development hui at Arahura.  


Arahura Marae web page

DATE: 16 – 19 October 2023

VENUE: Arahura Marae

THEME: Ahakoa he iti he pounamu

COST: $650.00 incl GST

Register here

There are very few professional / indigenous development opportunities for Māori engaged in libraries, culture, knowledge, information, communication and systems technology in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The biggest gap are those that can continue to foster leadership, gain knowledge of Māori best practise and align professional skills to Māori paradigms.  Success for the participant will be the rejuvenation of the wairua (spirit / soul), hinengaro (mind) and tinana (body).

The hui ā-tau is held on the marae, where rekindling the spirit is a natural process by placing the employee in that environment to awaken their senses of ‘Maori knowing’.  It is an environment in which peer learning is encouraged, but one’s own willingness to share is crucial to good outcomes to the participant.  Participation and contribution of knowledge is important to the development of whare taonga and whare matauranga and its work with communities as well as its own organisations.  The hui-ā- tau promotes national leaders in the sector with skills and experiences to share.  

We have a great programme lined up, and you will utilise the following:

LIANZA Professional Registration Body of Knowledge:

a) BoK1 – The significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to develop and deliver services and resources in the information sector. They will also be aware of the changing nature of the information sector and how this may impact on the different organisations in attendance, the impact on communities and what role whare taonga plays;

b) BoK2 – Explaining the role of the whare tupuna as a knowledge repository whilst identifying the impact and opportunities presented by the changing environment and its publishing use with the age of digitisation;

c) BoK3 – Identify and evaluate the customer needs to ensure they provide a lively discussion in te reo and English. Liaise effectively with the Māori community and include this in the learning of participants;

d) BoK4 – Utilise Māori research methodologies and frameworks as exemplars to support the growth of the information sector. Manaaki participants and provide an understanding as to what manaakitanga could be within the information sector;

e) BoK5 &; BoK7 – Promote Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku and how these will impact future generations who come from te reo speaking communities. Provide an understanding of digitising resources and its relationship to open access from a mātauranga Māori perspective;

f) BoK6 – How Māori communities understanding and environmental change on the different practices for research among the community

g) BoK8 – The concept of Mana-ā- kī regarding collections and its application regarding mātauranga Māori concepts;

h) BoK9 – Utilising Māori kaupapa frameworks and its support in Human Resources and governance structures and building, maintaining and sustaining strong relationships with stakeholders;

i) BoK10 – Reviewing the information sectors practices and how to better enhance the facilities, products and services;

j) BoK11 – Provide a workshop under a kaupapa Māori structure that begins from the pōwhiri to the poroporoaki that enhances the understanding of mātauranga Māori and its importance within Aotearoa and the information sector.  You will be where requested to supply a report that highlights the experience and recommendations needed to assist in the development of positive Māori outcomes and support access to information that assists Maori communities to evolve and aspire.

It is through leadership and continual support that ensures kaimahi of the information sector is able to activate ‘our’ commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as relate kaupapa Māori theories and practice into the working environment.