Hui Fono Programme

16-19 Pēpuere (February) 2020. Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne)

Tuesday 16  Pēpuere (February)

12:00 pm           Arrivals / Registration – Tautua Village
3:00 Haerenga: learning journey – Titirangi, Tahu
4:00 Pōwhiri – Te Poho o Rawiri marae
4:30 Afternoon tea
5:00 Whakawhanaungatanga
6:00 Keynote speaker
6:30 Welcome dinner
7:30 Wānanga pō
8:30 Karakia whakamutunga

Wednesday 17 Pēpuere (February)

7:00 Haerenga: learning journey – Pakirikiri marae, Tokomaru Bay  
9:00 Pōwhiri  
9:30 Morning Tea  
10:00 Keynote speaker  
10:30 Haerenga: learning journey – Tokomaru Bay  
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 Wānanga / Talanoa  
2:30 Poroporoaki  
3:00 Depart for Te Poho o Rawiri  
5:00 Dinner [takeaway] and free time  

Thursday 18 Pēpuere (February)

8:45 am            Karakia timatanga  
9:00 Reflections  
9:30 Ako: learning exchange [Session 1]  
11:00 Morning Tea  
11:30 Ako: learning exchange [Session 2]  
1:00 pm Lunch  
2:00 pm Wānanga / Talanoa  
3:00 Free time  
6:30-10:30 Dinner  

 

Friday 19 Pēpuere (February)

8:45 am            Karakia timatanga  
9:00 Reflections  
9:30 Wānanga / Talanoa  
10:30 Evaluations  
11:00 Lunch / Poroporoaki  
12:00 pm  Departures  

Wānanga / Talanoa* and Wānanga Pō

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. This year we have introduced wānanga pō, invited by our local hosts who will guide us through the cultural significance and ceremony of the fire pit. 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

Haerenga: learning journey

A special feature of the programme will be an excursion to learn from the rich history of Te Tairāwhiti. On Day One of the programme we will travel together to visit historical sites including Titirangi Hill. On Day Two we will journey to Hikurangi Maunga, and spend the day in Tokomaru Bay and Te Hono ki Rarotonga.

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 reclaim our space through lifelong learning.