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Poipoia Ngā Tamariki Book

Copies of the new book are now available at our online shop 


‘Poipoia Ngā Tamariki’ is a whakataukī that speaks of nurturing our tamariki, our children, as loved and cherished members of our whānau. This publication is a selection of over 60 whakataukī to support and guide us in our endeavours for intergenerational whānau wellbeing. These ancestral messages provide us with examples of traditional childrearing philosophies and practices.

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Day 1-Friday, 27 October 2023

Day 1, Session 1:Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith- Introduction/Te Horopaki  

Day 1, Session 2:Prof. Leonie Pihama- Defining Family Violence for Māori

Day 1, Session 3:Dr. Cherryl Smith- Historical and Intergenerational Trauma

Day 2-Friday, 03 November 2023

Day 2, Session 4 : Rihi Te Nana - Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori, Cultural Understanding and Healing 

Day 2, Session 5 : Prof. Leonie Pihama - Tikanga, Mātauranga and Healing Practices

Day 2, Session 6 : Prof. Linda Smith - Rangatiratanga

Day 3-Friday, 10 November 2023

Day 3, Session 7 : Shirley Simmonds- Survey Results (Part 1) 

Day 3, Session 8 : Shirley Simmonds - Survey Results (Part 2)

Day 3, Session 9 : Ngaropi Raumati and Billie-Jean Cassidy - Reflections from Kaupapa Māori Practitioners

He Waka Eke Noa is a co-designed Kaupapa Māori project that is driven by Iwi and Māori social service provider aspirations to investigate the role of cultural frameworks in strengthening family and sexual violence prevention and intervention policies, practices and programmes.

It is a collaborative approach with a range of Māori organisations. We are seeking to make impact throughout the research process rather than operate on a notion that impact is achieved only on completion.

As such, the team will be actively engaging with key agencies and organisations and Whānau Ora collectives.

The project is grounded upon Kaupapa Māori theory and methodology and all components of the project are co-designed and co-produced whereby there is a strong commitment from all parties to ensure that tikanga, te reo, mātauranga Māori and whanaungatanga provide us with both cultural and ethical ways to progress this work to benefit whānau, hapū, iwi, urban Māori and Māori organisations.


He Waka Eke Noa Series 1 Presentations 2022


Series 1 Episode 1: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith 

Series 1 Episode 2: Professor Leonie Pihama

Series 1 Episode 3: Shirley Simmonds

Series 1 Episode 4: Professor Pou Temara

Series 1 Episode 5: Ngaropi Cameron 

Series 1 Episode 6: Professor Bonnie Duran

Series 1 Episode 7: Peseta Betty Sio QSO

Series 1 Episode 8: Professor Marai Larasi

Series 1 Episode 9: Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan


He Waka Eke Noa Conference 2022


Conference Presentations, Day One :

Minister Marama Davidson

Ngaropi Cameron

Professor Denise Wilson

Questions 1

Questions 2

Dr Cherryl Smith 

Research Project Overview Professor Leonie Pihama

Rihi Te Nana

Te Puna Oranga Billie Jean Cassidy

Professor Leonie Pihama

Tikanga and Maramataka Professor Leonie Pihama


Conference Presentations, Day Two :

Hera Rere Clarke

Nga vaka o kāiga tapu Betty Sio

Professor Graham Smith

Shirley Simmonds 1

Shirley Simmonds 2




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Tū Ka Ora : Traditional Healing Stories from Taranaki (2015)

TuKaOra400px.jpgby Mahinekura Reinfeld, Dr Leonie Pihama, and Ngaropi Cameron

Tu Ka Ora is the final report from a research project undertaken by Mahinekura Reinfeld that resulted in the publication titled ‘Matarakau: Nga korero mo nga rongoa o Taranaki’. It was her vision to undertake research with kuia and koroheke from Taranaki about their experiences in the use of rongoa Maori.

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