Te Whakaruruhau - Partnering for Whānau Symposium - Hamilton - 19-20 Jul 2018

When: 19 -20 July 2018.

Where: Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Glenview Campus, 254 Ohaupo Road, Hamilton.

Organised by Te Whakaruruhau.

Cost: $200; NGO / Not-for profit organisation - $100; Student / Community - $50. Registration closes 11 July 2018. Register now 

Waikato Women's Refuge Te Whakaruruhau in partnership with Nga Pae o te Maramatanga are pleased to host Te Whakaruruhau-Partnering for Whānau Symposium. We will facilitate, bring together targeted groups of government, non-government, local community organisations, Iwi, researchers, specialist, legal, reformed perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence. It is an information-sharing forum for networking, exchanging success stories and challenges the whānau face daily when dealing with domestic violence.

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 Video presentations from some of the speakers are available.

Keynote speakers include: 

  • Ruahine Albert QSM, JP: Tuwhare, Maniapoto and Tainui descent, co-founder of New Zealand's first Māori Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau in 1987.
  • Paora Crawford Moyle: Ngati Porou and Welsh whakapapa (ancestory) and a social work educator/supervisor of twenty five years.  
  • Ngahuia Te Awakotuku: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MA (Hons) PhD MNZM was raised by strong, inspiring women in the Ngati Whakaue village of Ohinemutu, Rotorua. 
  • Ariana Simpson: Co-founder of New Zealand's first Māori Women's Refuge in 1987, she is a strong advocate for social change around violence to women and their children.
  • Ezekiel Raui: At the age of 20 has won The Matariki Young Achiever Award 2016 and also won The Queen's Young Leader award 2017 for his work around leadership and mental health. He established Tu Kotahi a peer support programme led by young people with the aim to reduce teen suicide.
  • Nathan Wallis: An ex-university lecturer in human development and specialist in neuroscience.
  • Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena: Chairman of Alternatives to Violence Project Waikato - Alternatives to violence facilitations in prisons and the community, Māori counselling practitioner for Ngā Kaitiaki O Te Ture Social Advocate services, PhD. Indigenous studies - Transforming Māori experiences of Historical Intergenerational Trauma.

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