Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing

3-4 April 2017, Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Wellington


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

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 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. See our provisional programme here (PDF, 288 kB).

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.

Registration: $70 (includes all meals, and forum dinner on 3 April 2017).

View the speaker bios here




Themes for Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing


Concepts and wellbeing frameworks

Research and  evidence base

Policy and programme implementation – what works?


Treaty of Waitangi and wellbeing (Keynote: Justice Joe Williams)

Measures in Māori development

Whānau: past, present and future (Keynote: Dame Tariana Turia)


Wellbeing frameworks:

  • Whānau rangatiratanga
  • Whānau Ora Outcomes
  • Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Framework for Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Te Kupenga and whānau wellbeing
  • Māori statistics
  • ‘What works’ with Māori?

Whānau Ora:

  • Iwi Partnership
  • Programme implementation
  • Service provision at the flaxroots


Emerging whānau frameworks:

  • Office for the Commissioner for Children
  •  Investing In Children
  •  The Treasury

Indigenous Data Sovereignty (Keynote: Dr Tahu Kukutai)

  • Iwi-specific outcomes and data
  • Responsive policy and programme interventions


For further information, contact:

Superu: Kahukore Baker (04) 917 7076, 0274 641 516, kahukore.baker@superu.govt.nz

Te Puni Kōkiri: Nicola Grace: (04) 819 6015, (027) 554 4407, gracn@tpk.govt.nz

Event date: 
3 April 2017 to 4 April 2017
Event Type: 
Superu events
Last update: 22 Mar 2017