The network will host three wānanga providing participants with an intensive mix of theoretical and practical experiences, set within the contexts of science, Māori science, and Māori knowledge, to build capacity and understanding of cross cultural ocean knowledge.


He Moana, He Tangata.

He Tangata, He Moana

March 13 – 15, 2020

The He Moana, He Tangata, He Tangata, He Moana wānanga brings together Māori communities, scientists, practitioners, and tertiary students to explore topics related to ocean health, mahinga kai, climate change, kaitiakitanga, environmental issues, global warming, waka voyaging and navigation, weather and other mātauranga Māori and science kaupapa.  The wānanga will feature a variety of speakers and interactive workshops.

Wānanga Overview

  • Day 1: Mana Whenua, Mana Moana – Local presenters share ocean knowledge and practice related to ocean health, guardianship and mahinga kai.
  • Day 2: Mana Waka – Waka practitioners discuss the renaissance of voyaging and navigation, including interactive workshops.
  • Day 3: Mana Taiao/Mana Ākonga – Regional speakers explore marine life science and issues impacting Tangaroa followed by student presentations on related topics.


Pōwhiri will be at 9am on 13 March, 2020 – 15 March, 2020


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