Hui Fono Whakatū Programme

Huna o Poutū-te-rangi, Thursday 2 March

10:30 am Meet at Waharoa
11:00 Pōwhiri – Whakatū marae
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Setting the Scene - Whakatū Marae
1:30 Children's Commissioner Address
1:45 Whakawhanaungatanga
2:30 Afternoon Tea
3:00 Ako: Learning Exchange - Session 1
4:30 Wānanga / Talanoa
5:30 Free Time
6:30 Dinner

Ari o Poutū-te-rangi, Friday 3 March

8:30 am Karakia Timatanga
8:45 Speaker - Sauileone (Sonny) Alesana
10:00 Morning Tea
10:30 Ako: Learning Exchange - Session 2
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 Wānanga / Talanoa - Faikava Clrcle
2:00 Wakakapi
3:00 Departures

Wānanga / Talanoa

The wānanga and talanoa is a dedicated and deliberate space in the programme founded on Māori and Pacific pedagogy. In this session we discuss key learning, ask questions, share insights and offer ideas about how this might be applied in our work and back in our communities. 

The concept of talanoa builds on the definitions that it is ‘a personal encounter where people story their issues, their realities and aspirations’ (Vaioleti, 1999-2003), and wānanga ‘as a doorway into higher learning’ (Turia, 2006). The wānanga / talanoa space is to reflect on our learning, identify ongoing professional development needs and to encourage planning for action at a local, regional and national level.

Wānanga:       to meet, talk, discuss, debate, learn
Talanoa:          (term used in Tonga, Sāmoa, Fiji) to come together, speak without restriction

Ako: learning exchange

The Ako: learning exchange is an opportunity to teach and learn. The ako sessions will feature local learning initiatives on site, and invited guests who will demonstrate through interaction how they are using indigenous knowledge to claim our space through lifelong learning.