Māori and Pasifika Adult and Community Education Hui Fono 2017

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Tertiary Education Commission Presentations

PDF iconImplementing the Pasifika Operational Strategy (822KB)

PDF iconTu Maia Presentation (639KB)


Creating Innovative Traditions

The theme for the tenth hosted event is Creating Innovative Traditions.

This year will acknowledge and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the unique Māori and Pasifika, Adult and Community Education (ACE) professional development event.  2017 is a milestone for recognising the pioneering spirit and intent to raise the profile of Māori and Pasifika communities within Aotearoa, learning and contribution to working with learners in the sector.

The theme encompasses the values and fundamental nature of Māori and Pasifika knowledges, realities, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline in adult and community education.  

Creating Innovative Traditions draws from ancestral heritage, incorporating multiple dimensions in parallel – intergenerational, cultural and technological development.  The 2017 Hui Fono will explore harnessing traditional wisdom, knowledge and traditions of the past to inform educational innovations for the future.

Keynote Speakers

Jacinta Ruru

Professor Jacinta Ruru
Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa) has been the only Māori Law Faculty staff member at the University of Otago since 1999. She has designed a new experience of learning law that brings into the classroom Māori experiences of the law, Māori relationships with land, and Māori challenges for change.  This year she won the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award, and a Sustained Excellence Award in the Kaupapa Māori category, at the National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards run by Ako Aotearoa.

Download Prof Jacinta Ruru's presentation: PDF iconJacinta Ruru Hui Fono 2017 presentation (23MB)

Jasper Luki
Jasper LukiJasper Luki has a strong passion for supporting the youth of Pacific communities and their education. Massey University graduate, visual communication design student Jasper drew on his Pacific heritage, values and beliefs to create an interactive experience to help make education more accessible for Pacific learners, communities and educators.  Through the use of design Jasper wants to create better learning experiences that engage both teachers and students to learn new things in new ways.

Download Jasper Luki's presentation: PDF iconJasper Luki Hui Fono 2017 presentation (3MB)



Steven Renata

KIWA is a world leading production house for experiential digital books. They bring content to digital life across languages and cultures, using cutting edge technology to create cutting edge experiences.  KIWA will share examples of their work during the Hui Fono workshop programme.

Steven Renata is the CEO and global director of business development for KIWA®.  Steven has spent the last 20 years dedicated to building a global wellness company – Les Mills International. During that time, the company grew from a small start-up to a 100 million-dollar business with a presence in over 100 countries.  Steven’s experience helping to create a global movement offers KIWA® numerous insights into how modern ‘tribes’ emerge, survive and thrive.

Download Steven Renata's presentation: PDF iconKIWA Digital Hui Fono 2017 presentation (16KB)


Anna Heremaia

ĀKAU means where the land meets the water - a place of transition. The three young women who established ĀKAU in Kaikohe have created a model of ACE that while ticking all the boxes in terms of good practice, is operating in an entirely new context: a professional architectural and interior design studio that provides disengaged young people with a no cost opportunity to learn, using a hands-on approach to design real projects. They also won the ACE Aotearoa Annual Award 2016 for the Programme of the Year category.

Ana Heremaia is trained as an interior architect and is experienced in the community engagement aspect of the design process. Whanau drew Ana back from London and Melbourne to New Zealand and with both of her parents being buried in Ngawha, Ana’s heart is most definitely in the far North. Northland is now where Ana calls home.

Download Ana Heremaia's presentation: PDF iconAKAU Hui Fono workshop presentation (24MB)

Tīvaevae – Stitched with Love

Miimetua Hinarere Tupangaia

The Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association deliver community learning in the Hutt Valley. Each of the māmā learnt the art of tīvaevae at a young age from their mothers and grandmothers. Māmā Miimetua Hinarere Tupangaia and Māmā Tereapii Moetaua Russells’ work featured in the 2015 Te Papa exhibition, where they are also featured in video talking about the symbols used in their work, symbols of their island environments growing up such as flora and fauna using embroidery and appliqué techniques. They are also part of a national collective of Pasifika heritage artists, who use the culturally responsive pedagogy for Cook Islanders.  These māmā will share their story and provide a practical session for participants to make your own piece of tīvaevae during the Hui Fono workshop programme.

Māmā Miimetua Hinarere Tupangaia is the President of the Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association (HVCIA). She is an active community leader and worker, who has been instrumental in connecting the Cook Islands community locally, regionally and nationally. Some of her work includes the launch of a language and cultural strategy which celebrates its fifth year of providing language and cultural learning for families.

Digital Navigators

Tuiloma Lina Samu

In her workshop, Lina will share her work she is completing for her PhD through Massey University’s Whāriki/ SHORE Research Centre, the School of Public Health. Her thesis is entitled: Digital Navigators - how young Pasifika adults are navigating the new millennium on Facebook.

Tuiloma Lina Samu (Faleula, Sapunaoa, Salelesi, Sa'asatele in Upolu, Samoa and Pu'apu'a ma Iva, Savai'i.  Lina is a great advocate for lifelong learning, a strong educator in literacy and ACE! She's multilingual, and rightly claims her greatest achievement is being mother to 23 year old daughter Jessica (Sika). She holds the tulafale-ali’i matai/ orator speaking chief title of "Tuiloma" from her mother's village Sapunaoa, Falealili, Samoa. She is proficient in the Samoan, Te Reo Māori, Tongan, French and English languages.

Download Tuiloma Lina Samu's presentation: PDF iconDigital Navigators Hui Fono 2017 presentation (10MB)

Leadership Development in the Asia South Pacific

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) is an international association of more than 200 organisations and individuals. It works towards promoting quality education for all and transformative and liberating, life-long adult education and learning. It strives to strengthen an Asia-Pacific movement to support community and people's organisations, national education coalitions, teachers unions, campaign networks, and other civil society groups and institutions. This workshop will be an opportunity to hear and contribute to the work happening in the South Pacific region and deliver an experience of the signature leadership development course.

Peter-Clinton Foaese has been involved with different programmes and activities to increase civic participation for marginalised communities such as youth, refugee, women and Pacific. He is a Community Board member for Petone for the Hutt City Council, involved with the Pacific All Stars Initiative and Whakaoho youth programmes for Māori and Pasifika, and his newest appointment is Community and Young Persons Engagement Specialist for the New Zealand Children’s Commission.  Peter was supported by ACE Aotearoa to attend the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) Leadership Development Course in Myanmar and was recently elected as the first Youth representative and Aotearoa member of the ASPBAE Executive.

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November 2017