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At the ACE Conference in Tāmaki Makaurau in June, Caroline Taripo-Keith, Russell Su’a, Donna Southworth and Susie Talimalo-Ikihele shared their voyage of Wayfinding leadership which is based on the art of traditional Polynesian navigation.

Koha Kai – a garden to the plate philosophy

Koha Kai ran a Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga event in 2024.
Based in Murihiku, Koha Kai works with people who live with the challenges of disability. The organisation has been operating since 2014 and its success in that time has been well documented. As Koha Kai has evolved so has its teaching programme, and in 2022 the team launched a refreshed integrated teaching programme that reflects the way Koha Kai learners want the programme to look for them.

"My Learning Why” – "Tōku Akoranga, he aha āi?"

The Ōtautahi ACE Network ran events during the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 2023.
It was a warm spring night in Ōtautahi when a group of adult learners from across the city came together to celebrate and share their ‘Why’. As part of Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga, the Canterbury Workers Educational Association (WEA) hosted a festival event, coordinated by Canterbury WEA Director Lottie Vinson, Group Service Lead with SkillWise Frank Manzano and Jennifer Leahy of Ako Aotearoa.