As part of the MANU AO initiative there will be a number of lectures held on issues of particular significance to contemporary Māori development. The lectures provide an opportunity for discussion and debate and to further consider how Māori academics might best contribute to Māori development.
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On 16 January 2010, Dr Patu Hohepa gave a lecture (view video above) at the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Retreat at Hopuhopu. Dr Hohepa is of Ngapuhi descent. He attended Northland College in Kaikohe, and studied at the University of Indiana in the United States where he gained his PhD. Dr Hohepa was the former Professor of Māori Language at Auckland University, the former Māori Language Commissioner and is a current board member of Te Waka Toi.
On 11 September 2009, Professor Mason Durie gave the keynote address to Māori Medical Practitioners at Te Herenga Waka Marae, Wellington, entitled Māori 2035 - New Horizons and strategic pathways.
Click here to watch the video presentation: Māori 2035 - New Horizons and strategic pathways.
On 3 September 2009, Professor Mason Durie gave another keynote address to Māori lawyers at Owai Marae, Waitara on Challenges and Opportunities for Indigenous doctors to enable self-determination.
On 28 August 2009, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith of Waikato University addressed an audience of Māori accountants in Hamilton on Why is good Governance so important? Professor Linda Smith (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou) is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at the University of Waikato. Professor Smith has a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching background, primarily in the field of education, including Māori and indigenous education, and the sociology and history of education. From 2001-2004, she chaired the Māori Tertiary Education Reference Group responsible for advising the Ministry of Education on operational strategy for Māori tertiary education. She has served on many other bodies, including as a member of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission (TEAC), advising the Minister of Tertiary Education on the shape of the tertiary education system for New Zealand.
A set of three lectures by Professor Mason Durie will consider the impacts of demographic change, global transformation, and technological innovation on leadership, the Māori economy, indigenous aspirations and Māori policy. Implications for Māori health, the Māori resource base, and the position of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand will be explored within the context of a rapidly changing world where Māori are both challenged and enriched by globalisation.
Title: Paerangi Lecture 1 - Pae Matatū: Sustaining the Māori Estate
Video Link: Professor Mason Durie – Pae Matatū
Title: Paerangi Lecture 2 - Pae Ora: Māori Health Horizons
Video Link: Professor Mason Durie – Pae Ora
Title: Paerangi Lecture 3 - Pae Mana: Waitangi and the Evolving State
Video Link: Professor Mason Durie – Pae Mana