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Learn About Us - Our Workshops

Our Workshops

In our contemporary practice, we have been sharing with manuhiri our history , culture and values for several years. Over time we have refined our delivery of workshops to suit a range of organisations and individuals who are wanting to learn about our rich and unique identity, as mana whenua of our place.

Our workshops are delivered at Te Pā o Moki, our home. You will have an authentic marae experience and learn about us, as mana whenua of our rōhe and be treated to the manaaki (hospitality) we are known for. All workshops include morning tea and lunch and usually run between 9am and 3pm. Our marae is an intimate place, where you can learn our rich histories, unique cultural identity in a relaxed home environment. A maximum of 30 manuhiri (visitors) can be accommodated at each workshop. Each workshop we reserve 2 positions for our Taumutu whānau to experience our workshops free of charge.

Here is what some of our manuhiri have said about our workshops…

” Make it longer! It was so interesting, sobering and emotional but oh so important. Wish all teachers could go, in fact all New Zealanders!”

“As I am English and I was quite nervous and apprehensive of the course content as I had previously a negative experience around attending PD on this subject. During the morning there was a speech around not taking on the responsibility and feeling guilty about our ancestors choices which made me feel more at ease and relaxed as I thought this enabled all the class to take on board how other people (who are not from NZ) might be feeling participating in this course.”

“I really enjoyed the participation tasks – it modelled how this information could be approached in the classroom. Making a seemingly difficult topic accessible and relatable.”

“What I learnt yesterday is some of the very best Professional Development I have had on the Treaty. It was factual, yet personal.  Challenging, yet kind.  I feel really strongly that it was more than professional development; it was a day of Personal Development.   The understanding I have gained will shape and change not just the way I work, but the way that I view and respond to the world around me. Thank you.” – Shantal

What are you waiting for? Come on a journey with us here at Te Pā o Moki.

Ruahikihikitanga Workshops

This workshop is a fantastic introduction to the people and place of Taumutu. Developed for individuals and organisations that want to understand the role of mana whenua in contemporary society. This workshop focuses on who are Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu, localized history of the Selwyn District and a look into our culture and traditional practices.

You will leave with a greater understanding of:

  • Pōwhiri/Whakatau – official welcome to our home
  • Ngāi Tahu and Taumutu Migration History – how we came to settle at Taumutu
  • Contemporary Rūnanga – how we operate now
  • Te Reo Māori (our language)
  • Pūrākau (oral histories)
  • Uara (our values)
  • Te Waihora kōrero
  • Site visits to Hone Wetere/Te Pā o Orariki and Whakamātakiuru/Fisherman’s Point

Ideally we would like anyone who is planning on visiting our home to have attended this workshop.

Here is why our manuhiri chose this workshop…

” To gain an understanding of our local hapū and their journey through time to make me more aware of how to make my teaching culturally responsive and locally appropriate.”

” To make a connection to our local marae, I have never been to a marae before and was quite nervous. The hospitality from the moment we arrived made me at ease, the kai was amazing and the knowledge I have gained I will use in my personal and professional life.”

” I wanted to understand more of our local history. This workshop has lit a burning desire for me to explore not just localised history but also my own whakapapa and history as well.”

Taumutu and Te Tiriti

This workshop builds upon knowledge gained through our Ruahikihikitanga workshops and dives into the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and it’s impacts on our people. Our Treaty story is unique to us. Have you had questions around the treaty and it’s role in present day? Do you want to understand the localised history of Te Tiriti and its impacts? This workshop was developed to support education institutions, individuals and organisations ion order to understand our treaty story and our role in today’s contemporary society as treaty partners.

You will leave with a greater understanding of:

  • Pre-Treaty Context
  • Declaration of Independance
  • The Treaty of Waitangi
  • Impacts on our Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu community
  • Te Kereme – the Ngāi Tahu Claim, debunking the myths
  • Settlement – what it meant for Taumutu whānui
  • Post settlement – what it means for us today
  • Now you have the knowledge, what next?

Ideally we would like our manuhiri to have attended our Ruahikihikitanga Workshop before attending this, however it is not a requirement.

Here is why our manuhiri chose this workshop…

” I wanted to gain more knowledge around the treaty but also from Te Taumutu’s aspect as our local Marae.”

” Extending knowledge of Taumutu / Ngāi Tahu history. Keeping informed and engaged with Taumutu Education.”

“I need to develop my knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and with particular interest in our rohe as it is my wāhi mahi.”

To register for a workshop, please fill out the form below, select the dates you are wishing to attend. An invoice will be sent before the workshop, please reference the invoice number when making payment.

Workshop Registration 2021

  • Postal address for invoice
  • Please indicate any dietary needs or allergies. We are not able to cater to dairy free or vegan. We can cater for gluten free, and vegetarian. If you have special diet needs other than gluten free or vegetarian, please bring your own kai.
  • If you whakapapa to Te Taumutu Rūnanga, and are a registered member, your attendance is free of charge. NOTE - a maximum of 2 registered Te Taumutu Rūnanga members can attend a workshop, without charge. First registered, first confirmed.
  • So we can adapt our content to the learning needs of our manuhiri, please indicate your current understanding.
  • Workshop Details

    Please select which workshop you are registering for. Workshop fees are $120.00 excl GST per person. Fees include morning tea, lunch and refreshments. Refunds will be given for cancellations up to 10 working days prior to the workshop.
  • Please select which workshop you would like to attend.
  • Please select which workshop you would like to attend.
  • Select either one or two workshops booked.
  • If yes, please provide the email address of the person who processes and pays invoices.
  • If yes, please provide the email address of the person who receives and pays invoices.