Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing

View the presentations from our inaugural Te Ritorito forum. This hui aimed to illustrate what the bigger picture of whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing looks like and what the future implications are for Māori and Government.

Te Ritorito was jointly hosted by Te Puni Kōkiri and Superu on 3-4 April 2017 at the Pipitea Marae, Wellington, New Zealand.

We had an exciting line-up of speakers, including Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie, Justice Joe Williams, Whetu Wereta, Dame Tariana Turia, Dr James Hudson, Dr Tahu Kukutai, Helen Leahy, Awerangi Tamihere, Andrew Sporle, Len Cook, and Dr Kathie Irwin. See the forum programme here (PDF, 260 kB).

Te Ritorito 2017 provided attendees with an opportunity to explore:

  • whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing research, policy and implementation
  • wellbeing and what works with whānau, hapū and iwi
  • the relevance of this work in light of their own experiences
  • future implications
  • potential gaps in the approach, including engagement with whānau, hapū and iwi on these topics.

The facilitators for the forum were Haami Piripi, Awhimai Reynolds and Dr Te Kani Kingi.

Speaker presentations

Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie
Te Ritorito 2017 Opening Address
Justice Joe Williams
The Treaty of Waitangi and whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing
Whetu Wereta
Measures in Māori development: Māori data and data about Māori, the context for, and the development of, the Māori Statistics Framework
Len Cook
The importance and purpose of frameworks in the development of relevant data for whānau wellbeing research and development
Kahukore Baker
Superu whānau wellbeing work programme and the Whānau Rangatiratanga Frameworks
Dr James Hudson
Independent Māori Statutory Board's Framework for Tāmaki Makaurau
Dr Moana Eruera and Dr Leland Ruwhiu
Oranga Tamariki: The transformative potential of Māori principled wellbeing frameworks
Awhina Buchanan
Office of the Children's Commissioner: Mana Mokopuna Framework
Atawhai Tibble
Treasury: Māori Living Standards Framework
Hon Te Ururoa Flavell
Address from the Minister for Whānau Ora and Minister for Māori Development
Liz MacPherson
Whānau data and measuring whānau wellbeing
Andrew Sporle
Te Kupenga: the opportunities and challenges in measuring whānau wellbeing; Book launch: subjective whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga
Ben Dalton
The role of Māori land and employment in whānau and hapū wellbeing
Hon Dame Tariana Turia
Whānau wellbeing: past, present and future
Richard Steedman and Amohia Boulton
Whānau Ora Iwi partnerships
Nancy Tuaine
Operationalising Whānau Ora in the workforce
Awerangi Tamihere
Te Pou Matakana: Implementing and developing Whānau Ora in the North Island
Frana Chase
Whānau Ora: Holistic services at the flaxroot
Dr Kathie Irwin
'What works' with Māori?
Dr Tahu Kukutai
Understanding indigenous data sovereignty: Opportunities and challenges for whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing
 Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 1.3mB)
Haami Piripi
Iwi-specific outcomes, data access and informed investment
Vyletta Arago-Kemp and Bev Hong
Responsive policy and programme interventions
Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie
Bringing it all together: Identifying future issues and challenges


Themes for Te Ritorito 2017: towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing

Concepts and wellbeing frameworks
Research and  evidence base
Policy and programme implementation – what works?
Treaty of Waitangi and wellbeing (Keynote: Justice Joe Williams)
Measures in Māori development
Whānau: past, present and future (Keynote: Dame Tariana Turia)
Wellbeing frameworks:
  • Whānau rangatiratanga
  • Whānau Ora Outcomes
  • Independent Māori Statutory Board’s Framework for Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Te Kupenga and whānau wellbeing
  • Māori statistics
  • ‘What works’ with Māori?
Whānau Ora:
  • Iwi Partnership
  • Programme implementation
  • Service provision at the flaxroots
Emerging whānau frameworks:
  • Office for the Commissioner for Children
  •  Investing In Children
  •  The Treasury
Indigenous Data Sovereignty (Keynote: Dr Tahu Kukutai)
  • Iwi-specific outcomes and data
  • Responsive policy and programme interventions

Bridging cultural perspectives

Angus Macfarlane, Richard Beford, Sonja Macfarlane, Graham Cameron and Maui Hudson Introducing a Bridging Cultural Perspectives Approach to research and policy. Video Footage
Graham Cameron and Maui Hudson Discussion about the cautions and concerns facing policy and research. Video Footage
Sonja Macfarlane, Richard Beford and Graham Cameron Discussing the benefits of a Bridging Cultural Perspectives approach to research and policy making. Video Footage
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