Hina Wananga

Gathering of wāhine celebrating who we are as we are!   

Forget that individual glass ceiling korero and focus on our collective cultural narratives, knowledge, and tools!!   

Take some time out during the Korekore phase in May to come together with other wāhine to reflect on the Maori year past, and plan for the new year ahead with Matariki rising at the end of June. 

Session Speakers / Facilitators

Awhitia Mihaere

Rongowhakaata, Ngati Kahungungu, Rangitane, Maniapoto

Wahine Atua // Our narratives of being 

Awhitia teaches Te Oomaireia ancient techniques of healing the womb, inclusive of fertility, infertility, iikura, and Rongoā Māori, which connects to Maramataka (Lunar Moon), Atua Māori and IOtanga.  Her kaupapa is the insights of Maramataka, Lunar Moon Calendar and the relationship with hapūtanga, infertility, fertility, iikura and the natural world of Rongoā Māori.  Her passion is to instill and empower whānau with the ancient knowledge of our tīpuna to seek cause and effects for those who are unable to have tamariki.


Rhonda Tibble

Ngati Porou Whanau Apanui

Karanga mai // Finding your voice

Rhonda is an Educator, Intuitive Healing Practitioner and Cultural Consultant practicing for over 20 years .   Rhonda is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Maori has an extensive general knowledge base of pertinent to Maori issues concerning politics, education, gender, culture, and matters of spirituality.   She has developed a strong Ngati Porou wahine voice on  Maori Television and more recently in the movie series Vai.  

Rikki Solomon

Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa.

Having completed his Masters on Tupapaku and the associated rituals, Rikki  is currently working on his Doctorate of Indigenous Development and Advancement and is well known for his mahi with Matua Rereata Makiha looking at the insights of Maramataka and Whakamomori Māori.  Rikki is also Owner/ CEO of Auckland Mortuary Services and is an Embalmer and Funeral Director, working within this industry for over 20 years

Hinemoa Key

Te Arawa, Ngati Maru, Te Rarawa, Ngati Hamoa

Hinemoa is a personal coach and graduate of Rise2025, a coaching and leadership programme.  She is excited to be a part of the Rise 2025 team growing the  global community of 100,000 indigenous women and facilitates a number of leadership programmes in this space.  With a strong background in Maori &  Pasifika Community Development and Public Health she is also the proud mum of Tukotahi and is passionate about supporting whānau, community, and wāhine to realize their potential.

Kelly Marie - Whenua Warrior

Opononi, Northland 

CEO of Whenua Warrior charitable trust, Kelly and her team build gardens as a way to  both feed and teach the community and empower whanau to manaaki each other by sharing learnings, kai and receipes from their gardens.  They do this through practicing and reflecting on what our tūpuna did and bring their solutions forward to today’s issues.  Kelly is passionate about Te Ao Māori, community connection and maara kai and just as important, making it cool!!



Download the full programme schedule

Registration Details

Event date: Friday 24th May 2019

Location: Te Waipuna Puawai, 12a Umere Crescent Ellerslie, Auckland

Cost: $395.00 (GST inclusive)

Inclusions: All workshop sessions, morning & afternoon tea, lunch (provided by Eat My Lunch) and a Pēke Koha (Gift Bag) valued at $125.00

Registration Options:

The event is listed on Eventbrite for direct registrations. 

If you require a tax invoice sent to your workplace, please email us direct to obtain, or if you would like to use other payment options (such as After Pay or Laybuy) you can check out via the website. 

Upon registration, you will receive a follow-up email with requests for further details for catering and Pēke Koha (Gift Bag) purposes.

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