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Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Knowledge Connections


Kanohi ki te Kanohi literally means face to face, but a more accurate English title for this session would be Knowledge Connections. This is an opportunity to encounter Māori protocols and culture directly and to develop a better understanding of important issues for a bicultural organisation commited to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Why are new staff invited?

The University is commited to providing training for all staff so that they gain a proper understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. This session aims to provide a common basic understanding of the Treaty and associated issues.

Who should attend?

All new staff are expected to attend the one day programme in order to gain a proper understanding of the Treaty in accordance with the University's strategic objectives, but any staff member may attend as local needs allow. Any staff who feel they already have a good understanding may still benefit from attendance and be able to make a valuable contribution to workshop discussion, so feel free to contact us to discuss this further if you wish.

2018 Dates

  • 20 April (starts in TT.1.05)
  • 9 November (starts in TT.1.05)


8.45 am Powhiri/Welcome Preparation

9.15 am Powhiri/Welcome at Te Kohinga Marama Marae

10.00 am Whare Nui/Meeting House Description

10.15 am Morning Tea

10.30 am Tainui te Waka: A brief history of the Tainui canoe and its descendants

12.00 pm Lunch

12.45 pm Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi Workshop

4.30 pm Finish

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