THE HEART OF THE TANIWHA — TE TIRITI O WAITANGI WĀNANGA
This year’s deep dive into the Te Tiriti o Waitangi with Matua Rihari will look face-on into “The Heart of the Taniwha.” As the title metaphorically suggests, we’re not going to beat around the bushes. But rather, we’ll look squarely at the guts of the matter; courageously addressing the truth, regardless of whether it is comfortable or not.
We’ll examine the wisdom and knowledge we currently have available to glean some insight into the declaration of Independence and its significance to New Zealanders historically and today. We’ll also look at tribal decisions and their side of the story, as well as, the Impact on tribal land and their resources. What it means to address the wrongs and work towards settlement. We’ll survey the key qualities of leadership, governance and management in relation to policy and diplomacy and highlight the long term future goal – Healing.