Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing

This two-day forum provided 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 was jointly hosted by Te Puni Kōkiri and Superu.

We had an exciting line-up of speakers, 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 the forum programme here (PDF, 260 kB).

Te Ritorito 2017 provided 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.

View the speaker bios here

The facilitators for the forum are Haami Piripi, Awhimai Reynolds and Dr Te Kani Kingi.

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Speaker presentations

Justice Joe Williams (PDF, 140kB)

Whetu Wereta (PDF, 106 kB)

Kahukore Baker (PDF, 4.6 mB)

Dr James Hudson (PDF, 1.8 mB)

Awhina Buchanan - Office of the Children's Commissioner (PDF, 2.27 mB)

Atawhai Tibble - The Treasury (PDF, 1 mB)

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell - Māori Development Minister (PDF, 2.8 mB)

Liz MacPherson - Chief Executive, Statistics New Zealand (PDF, 641 kB)

Andrew Sporle - University of Auckland (PDF, 1.2 mB)

Ben Dalton - Ministry of Primary Industries (PDF, 1.3 mB)

Richard Steedman and Amohia Boulton - Whakauae Research Services (PDF, 902 kB)

Nancy Tuaine - Te Puni Kōkiri (PDF, 605 kB)

Awerangi Tamihere - Te Pou Matakana (PDF, 3.8 mB)

Frana Chase - Chief Executive, Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority (PDF, 1.9 mB)

Dr Kathie Irwin - Chief Executive, Hope Brokers Inc (PDF, 144 kB)

Dr Tahu Kukutai - Te Mana Raraunga (PDF, 1.3 mB)

Haami Piripi - Chair, Social Sector Iwi Leaders’ Group (PDF, 543 kB)


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


Event date: 
3 April 2017 to 4 April 2017
Event Type: 
Superu events
Last update: 13 Apr 2017