Treaty of Waitangi 101

This beginning-level course is designed to introduce participants to the basics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

The historical promises and breaches will be covered, allowing participants to gain an understanding of the current treaty issues. 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi 101 covers:

  • Personal culture
  • New Zealand culture with some definitions of Māori and Pākeha cultures
  • Colonisation process and its effects
  • New Zealand history leading up to the treaty
  • What the treaty said – written and verbal
  • Post treaty breaches with a particular focus on Taranaki
  • Recovery from colonisation
  • Brief conversation about how this information might apply to your work and personal life

Workshops provide a safe space to:

  • share openly on the subject
  • wrestle with ideas
  • question previously held beliefs

About the Training Providers:
Eloise Pollard and Hokipera Ruakere Papuni are currently training as Te Tiriti o Waitangi educators with Margaret Smith.

  • Margaret Smith has facilitated Tiriti o Waitangi education since 1994, beginning with Taranaki Playcentre Association, then Taranaki Network Waitangi and now as an independent contractor in her business – Margaret Smith Counselling and Education Services. 
  • Eloise Pollard, a 6th generation Pākehā, has a background in public health and is currently completing a PhD with the University of Otago.
  • Hokipera Ruakere Papuni, of Taranaki whakapapa, has a background in Māori media, governance and language revitalisation. 

Tea, coffee, water and light refreshments provided. 
Attendees to provide own lunch and notetaking items.
Register to attend below.
Interested in this course, but the dates don’t suit you?  We are running this series at different times throughout the year click here to view additional workshop times.
For more information please contact Julia at, or call 06 759 9080
Thursday, 7th July, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
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Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce no less than ten working days prior to the course in order to receive a full refund/credit. No refund or credit will be given for cancellations made after this or for non-attendance at the course.

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  • All Taranaki Chamber of Commerce events follow Government and Ministry of Health guidelines.
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