Takituu – Governance, Sustainability and Indigenous Development Programme 2017

Ngaruawahia Waikato

Mar 15 - 19, 2017

Takituu: Governance, Sustainability & Indigenous Business Development Programme 2017

The Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development is delivering Takituu Programme 2017 in partnership with Ngai Tahu on Wednesday 15 March - Sunday 19 March 2017. This programme is designed to assist leaders of iwi and other Maaori organisations and communities in thinking about and preparing for the tasks of governance.


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Brad Totorewa

Waikato, Ngati Naho, Waikato Guest Speaker

Bio: Brad is a successful Maaori leader in education who is passionate about the advancement of whaanau, hapuu and iwi. He is the Executive Chairman of Ngaati Naho Kaitiaki Society Incorporated operating out of the Spring Hill prison with a primary role of reintegration and reducing recidivism. Brad also chairs Ngaa Marae Toopuu, founded by Te Atairangikaahu in 1976 and the chair of the Kaahui Kaumaatua. He is also the Maurea marae rep on Te Whakakitenga. Brad holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Maaori and Pacific Development (first class honors). Brad trained as a Total Immersion teacher, and became a Principal in 2005, he has held numerous business executive roles. He is the founder of Te Rangamāheuheu mō te Kiingitanga a 25 year paepae succession group. Ko Taupiri te Maunga Waikato te Awa Waikato te Iwi Maurea te Marae Ngāti Naho te Hapū

Dr Eruera Tarena

Ngai Tahu Guest Speaker

Bio: Dr Eruera Tarena Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui. Eruera Tarena is the Kaihautū/Chief Executive of Te Tapuae o Rehua an indigenous-tertiary education partnership. Te Tapuae’s role is to create a shared Treaty partnership space for collaboration and innovation to occur. These efforts are focused on sustainable, scalable and transformational change to shift Māori education and employment outcomes. Eruera has a research background in Māori oral traditions and indigenous organisation design. His doctoral thesis ‘Indigenising the Corporation’ looks at the dynamics and challenges of contemporary indigenous organisations and the influence of indigenous cultural values. Following this work he has developed a strong interest in organisational learning, innovation and adaptive leadership as drivers for developing new indigenous organisation practices.

Sir Tipene O'Regan

Ngai Tahu Guest Speaker

Bio: Sir Tipene O’Regan Ngāi Tahu Kaumātua, Upoko Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Awarua Sir Tipene O’Regan is a widely recognised participant in the debate on the shape and character of the Māori economy and the modernising of iwi governance models. He holds multiple positions on Māori and educational bodies and he has a highly-regarded passion for traditional history and ethnology of Ngāi Tahu and Te Waipounamu. Sir Tipene led the Ngāi Tahu Claims process before the Waitangi Tribunal from 1986, culminating in a notable settlement with the Crown in 1998. He was the architect of the Treaty Fisheries Settlements in 1989 and 1992 and became the founding Chairman of Te Ohu Kai Moana , the Maori Fisheries Commission. He has been chairman and director of a wide range of entities in both the public and private sectors and has held major board appointments in both the heritage and environment sectors.

Cassidy Temese

2016 - 2017 Waikato-Tainui Intern - Whai Rawa Group Presentation, Te Whare Wananga o Waikato

Donelle Hughes

Facilitator, Female

James Whetu

Director and Principal Planner, Whetu Consultancy Group Ltd

Tuhoro Paki

Programme Coordinator, Waikato-Tainui College For Resaerch and Development

Katherine Simek

2016 - 2017 Summer Intern, Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development

Maungarongo Tito

2016 - 2017 Summer Intern, Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development

Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai


Moko Tauariki


Roiana Pihama

Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development

Tuti Cooper


Stephen Cornell


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