Webinars Archive

Ko Matariki te whetū e Arataki e
Matariki is a time to reflect, acknowledge and plan ahead
The Matariki Webinar Series offers four 60-minute wellbeing presentations all informed by our ways of knowing that relate to Matariki.

Part 1: Tuku Wairua – Tangihanga, Kawe Mate, Hura Kōhatu, Takahi Whare, Hiki Tapu


June 23 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Part 2: The Suicide Prevention and Postvention Landscape – Lay of the land

This webinar presents a detailed understanding of the lay of the land in Māori suicide prevention and postvention past and present. The response to suicide in our communities calls for an understanding of the landscape that drives our whānau towards the cliff edge of suicide and why this is happening. For whānau pani who have lost loved ones to suicide, trauma becomes embedded within whakapapa creating an enduring wounding of the spirit through generations. This webinar clarifies the relationships between suicide prevention and postvention proposing the building of therapeutic communities anchored in actions towards self-determination. Mahere Whenua translates as a map of the land enabling the identification of points and places where collective actions towards finding our own solutions can be identified.


June 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Part 3: Māori Community development for Māori suicide prevention and postvention

Māori community development is critical for Māori suicide prevention and postvention. Māori community involvement, engagement, and leadership in framing aspirations by Māori for Māori development practices, have been impacted by the policies of successive governments. This has effectively shaped Māori community development to align with government priorities and processes including the development of Māori social and health service contracts. Since 2005, Māori development has been driven by self-determination agendas. This change focuses Māori community development on social justice work, tribal based economic development, marae development, political advancement, and self-determination. This webinar explores how community develop works to build onto opportunities for self-determination at all levels from whānau ora, hapū led solutions, iwi development solutions and Māori community led responses and presents models of effective by Māori for Māori suicide prevention and post-vention strategies. Māori community development through indigenous entrepreneurship is part of Māori community driven responses to suicide prevention and post-vention. Exemplars of Māori community development in the kaupapa will be discussed in this webinar.


July 7 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Part 4: Tino Rangatiratanga/Self Determination for Māori suicide prevention and postvention

Self Determination/Tino Rangatiratanga for Māori suicide prevention and postvention is about asserting the rights of Māori to develop their/our own solutions to healing and restoration of our communities after 250 years of colonisation. Tino Rangatiratanga at whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori Māori levels offers opportunities to build creatively, heal creatively and envision hope. This seminar presents visions of Tino Rangatiratanga /self-determination, what it means, what it looks like and what it leads to as collective, whakapapa-based action for suicide prevention and postvention. Strategies such as mara kai and reclaiming rongoā Māori, knowledge of Matariki and how the maramataka informs our emotional and wairua states, entrepreneurship, Māori art and other self-determining strategies impact all levels of our well-being. This webinar is based on stories of self-determination and hope-building for suicide prevention and post-vention.


July 14 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ehara i te kīnaki noa: Harnessing Te Reo Māori and whakataukī within therapeutic practice

Its not just the jam on top.

June 5 | 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Te Rau Ora Webinar – Mahi Raranga He Taonga Tuku Iho: He Whenu Oranga

A legacy handed down through five generations.

June 3 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm