Navigating the future

Posted on 12 December 2017

Navigating the future

Thirty-three rangatahi from around Aotearoa, hosted by the McGuiness Institute and the New Zealand Treasury, gathered in Wellington last month to explore what a preferred future for Māori might look like in a post-settlement Aotearoa.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō member Corey Hebberd was selected by the McGuiness Institute to attend the four-day WakaNZ: Navigating with Foresight workshop. Hosted at Te Herenga Waka Marae, the New Zealand Treasury and Ngā Mokopuna ā Tane.

The rōpu explored some key areas, including te reo Māori, pākihi, tino rangatiratanga, hauora and taiao. Corey’s specific interest was on redefining the measures of success for Māori and iwi, with a focus not just on financial success but on how our reo, hauora, taiao, tikanga, mahi and mātauranga are faring.

The four-day event concluded with a presentation to the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy where the rōpū gifted her with a waiata and presented their view on Aotearoa’s post-settlement future. They also presented to the public at Te Papa’s Marae, Rongomaraeroa.

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