Unleashing Māori Potential with Professor Meihana Durie

Professional development (PD) Northland

Posted: 12 June 2024
Notice reference #: 1HAh0k

Regardless of whether your professional focus is promotion or prevention, healing or treatment, education or justice, teaching or learning, rehabilitation or social work, wellbeing is ultimately dependent upon the dynamic interaction of people with each other and with the wider cultural, social, economic and physical environments in which they live. This seminar will unpack ways in which Māori wellbeing is shaped by these combined forces, acting on the past and present experiences so that prospects of flourishing can be enhanced.

The key concepts covered includes:

  • Mauri Ora and Mauri Noho – states of flourishing and languishing.
  • Kaupapa Māori - shaping kaupapa-informed practices that align to Māori realities and aspirations.
  • Te Kore, Te Pō, Te Ao Mārama - the relevance of Māori development frameworks to modern practice, pedagogy & paradigms. How the two areas can come together to make a difference for Māori.
  • Mana Motuhake - critical elements that contribute to and affirm Māori cultural identity.
  • Kōrero Pūrākau - unpacking essential messages contained within Māori cultural narratives & how to incorporate and align those to practice.
  • Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi – considerations & priorities for organisations & communities.
  • Perspectives on Māori High Performance and the connect to Kaupapa, Tikanga and Kawa.
  • Harnessing growth (tupu) and creativity (whaihanga) to promote puawaitanga (flourishing).
  • Te mana o te whenua, te mana o te wai – tangata whenua worldviews & environmental priorities.
  • Mana Rangatahi – empowering rangatahi through the emphasis on pūmanawa,pūkenga.
  • He Huarahi Ora – applying the pōwhiri framework to guide educational, social, clinical and therapeutic encounters.

Cultural dimensions and narratives are threaded throughout the presentation to emphasise Te Ao Māori perspectives and Mātauranga Māori-centred practices in contemporary Aotearoa.

This workshop has been designed to be relevant to all professionals working in health, welfare, education, justice, housing, clinical, social, sporting and community settings.

Events summary


20 August 2024 – 20 August 2024

Further information

Contact: Craig McKenzie

 (06) 759 1647