Kīngitanga Day

Toitū te Kīngitanga, toitū Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato | May the Kīngitanga and University of Waikato thrive forever more.

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Nei rā te reo pōwhiri e karanga atu nei ki ngā tōpito o te ao. Hei te 14 o Hepetema ka tū te Rā o Te Kīngitanga ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.

Ko te tāhū kōrero o te rā ka kīia ake ko Te Manawaroa kia toitū te whare, kia toitū te tangata, kia toitū te tauwāhi.

Nō mātou te whiwhi i ngā kaikōrero matua, arā, ko Kereama Hoete ki Tauranga Moana ā, ko Te Aorere Pēwhairangi rāua ko Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne ki Kirikiriroa.

We welcome one and all to this years Kīngitanga Day celebrated at The University of Waikato happening on 14 September.

The theme for this year addresses resilience; resilient institutions, resilient people, resilient place in which both The University and Kīngitanga have in common, amongst other attributes.

We're honoured to present our keynote speakers - Kereama Hoete aka Mr G for Tauranga Moana campus with Te Aorere Pēwhairangi and Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne tag teaming in for our Hamilton campus.

Keynote Speakers Profile

Te Aorere Pēwhairangi & Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne

Te Aorere (Ngāti Porou) is a cultural and reo advisor, television presenter and te reo Māori sports commentator and more recently has become more prominent for his work in the online social media space. Earlier this year, Te Aorere brought awareness to the damage Cyclone Gabrielle inflicted on the East Coast communities through his fundraising initiative, Waewae the 35.

Kimiora (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Director/Producer and founder of Te Imurangi Media. She is passionate about promoting Māori stories from a distinctly Māori worldview. She recently produced the award winning series Homesteads which explored the culturally significant role homesteads have played in maintaining and strengthening Māori ties to their tūrangawaewae.

Te Aorere and Kimiora graduated with their Masters of Indigenous Studies in Māori Broadcasting from the University of Waikato.

Kereama Hoete (Mr G)

Kereama Hoete (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Awa) aka Mr G is a Māori contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and designer from Aotearoa. He's widely known for his artworks and murals, particularly those located in Tauranga Moana.

In addition to this work as a multi-disciplinary artist, Kereama is actively involved in promoting the recognition and preservation of Māori culture. He has worked with schools and youth organisations to encourage the use of Te Reo and tikanga Māori, and has collaborated with other artists and cultural leaders to create projects that showcase Toi Māori.

Tauranga Moana

Please register by Friday 8th September for catering purposes.

Tūingoa - Activity/Presentation Name Kaupapa Kōrero - Synopsis Kaiārahi Kaupapa - Facilitator Wāhi - Room Location Wā - Time
Mihi Whakatau | Opening Address   Tamati Tata TCBD.2.03 Lecture Theatre 10:00 AM
Kaikōrero Matua | Keynote Speaker Get ready to vibe with Mr G, the very talented multi-disciplinary artist & designer, as he dives into the kaupapa of "resilience." Kereama Hoete (Mr G) TCBD.2.03 Lecture Theatre 10:15 AM
Ō-ata | Morning Tea     Outside of Te Manawaroa 11:15 AM
Ako Waiata Tāiri te aroha ia, hā hā! Come along and jam with Matua Tahangāwari as we sing and learn the meaning behind the well known waiata “E noho Tūheitia”. Tahangāwari Tangitu-Huata Te Manawaroa 11:30 AM
Wānanga Explore the healing power of Rongoā, and delve into the ancient practice of Mau Rākau - join us for enriching activities that celebrate ahurea Māori and well-being.

Rongoā - Bob Mankelow


Mau Rākau - Tuoi Spencer

Rongoā - TCBD2.08


Mau Rākau - TCBD.2.09

11:50 AM
Ō-waenga | Lunch     Outside of Te Manawaroa 12:30 PM
Haerenga All aboard as we journey to Huria Marae to hear kōrero hītori and kōrero tuku iho from Tamati Tata.   Huria Marae 1:15 PM
Kua Kēhi | Event Finished       3:00 PM


Kirikiriroa | Hamilton

Pre-order your hāngī for Kīngitanga Day at $10 per person starting September 11th. Purchase vouchers from Kahurangi Cafe (Village Green) or Kahurangi Kiosk (The Pā) and collect your meal at 12:30pm on Kīngitanga Day at the Village Green, with pre-ordering strongly recommended due to limited availability.

Tūingoa - Activity/Presentation Name Kaupapa Kōrero - Synopsis Kaiārahi Kaupapa - Facilitator Wāhi - Room Location Wā - Time
Te Hikinga o te Kara | Raising of the King's flag   Te Tari o Te Ahupaepae Māori | Office of the DVC Māori Te Pā | The Pā 9:00 AM
Mihi Whakatau | Opening Address   Koro Taki Turner & Dr. Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai Te Āhurutanga, Te Pā | Student Hub, The Pā 9:30 AM
Kaikōrero Matua | Keynote Speakers Come vibe with Te Aorere Pēwhairangi and Kimi Kaire-Melbourne, both alumn to the University, as they explore the kaupapa of "resilience" through their own experiences. Te Aorere Pēwhairangi & Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne Te Āhurutanga, Te Pā | Student Hub, The Pā 10:00 AM
Ō-ata | Morning Tea     Te Kōpūroa, Te Pā | The Pā 10:45 AM
Ngā Kaupapa Kōrero | Workshops & Presentations       11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Integrating Kaupapa Māori

A paper delivered by Te Puna Ako, the Centre of Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL), provides an introduction to kaupapa Māori as an indigenous knowledge framework and encourages examination and evaluation of existing learning programmes in terms of bi-cultural integration. The discussion will include a panel of current participants in the programme.

Te Puna Ako's paper introduces Māori knowledge framework, prompts review of learning programs for bi-cultural integration. The panel discussion features current participants.

Stephen Bright S.1.03 11:30 AM
Working to end racial oppresion (WERO)  Join WERO: Working to End Racial Oppression: Hear from researchers as they call out environmental racism in the Pacific, and describe an anti-racist, Tiriti-led agenda for academia and health sectors. We also focus on key points from Kingi Tūheitia's speech at Koroneihana 2023 when he called for change. Dr. Arama Rata S.1.02 11:30 AM
Kanapu Experience Kanapu: Enabling Māori talent in research, science, and innovation. Join us to connect across generations, uphold whakapapa, and strengthen communities as we ignite Māori potential. Vanessa Clark S.1.05 11:30 AM
Indigenising services at Te Whare Pukapuka This presentation offers a glimpse into our efforts at the University of Waikato's Library towards the goals of Te Aurei. It benefits internal divisions, services, and external organizations seeking to promote inclusion, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Māori knowledge. Dr Rangihurihia McDonald S.1.04 11:30 AM
University's Māori branding patterns Discover University of Waikato's innovative Māori branding pattern suite. Join Nikki Kennedy as she delves into its rich background. Nikki Kennedy S.1.01 11:30 AM
Ō-waenga | Lunch       1:00 PM
Kia Whakakotahi | Wrap Up To wrap up Kīngitanga Day there will be a imprompt performance, closing remarks and the day will close with karakia.   Te Āhurutanga, Te Pā | Student Hub, The Pā 2:00 PM
Tāpoi Haere | Cultural Tour

Hoake tātou! Haere mai rā kia whakarongo ki ngā kōrero o Te Pā mā te tāpoi haere.

Through a guided culutral tour, come and experience the harmonious fusion of traditional narratives that informed the building of The Pā.


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Te Tari o Te Ahupaepae Māori | Office of the DVC Māori Te Pā | The Pā 3:00 PM
Kua Kēhi | Event Finished       4:00 PM