Kīngitanga Day

Each year we honour the University's unique history and relationship to the Kīngitanga. This year's programme will be on campus (Hamilton and Tauranga) with portions of the programme online.

Check out the schedules below to access the online content. Jam-packed with presentations and events, make sure you tune in to the livestream on our Facebook page.

15 September 2022


Te Reo Māori - This presentation will be delivered primarily in Te Reo Māori
  Reo Rua - This presentation will be delivered in Te Reo Māori and English
  Reo Pākehā - This presentation will be delivered primarily in English
Te Aurei Tohu/ Language Delivery Ingoa Whakaturanga - Presentation Name Kaupapa Kōrero - Synopsis Kaiārahi Kaupapa - Facilitator Wāhi - Room Location Wā - Time
TE REO MĀORI Pōwhiri, Mihimihi, Waiata Official Opening Ceremony Koro Taki Turner - Kirikiriroa, Koro Tamati - Tauranga Moana Concert Chambers
In-person or watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
8:45 AM
REO PĀKEHĀ Keynote: Te Mana o Te Wai Our freshwater environments are under increasing pressure, from watertakes and pollution from numerous sources. At this year's Koroneihana, Kiingi Tuheitia reaffirmed the importance of wai māori and Te Mana o te Wai. This presentation will provide an overview of Te Mana o te Wai, the intrinsic connection of wai with iwi Māori, how various iwi express it and how Councils and all water users should be responding to it. 

Panel members: Professor Iain White, Gavin Donald
Tim Manukau Concert Chambers
In-person or watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
9:10 AM
REO PĀKEHĀ Hauora Māori: A national Māori health conversation A national figurehead, Lady Tureiti Moxon, will draw upon and share her wealth of experience from working in Māori health sector. As a member of the recently formed Māori Health Authority she will discuss why Māori need to be included in any health conversation for better short and long-term health outcomes for the nation. Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai Concert Chambers
In-person or watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
10:45 AM
REO RUA Emerging Māori Leadership World crossfit games, done. Social media influencer, check. Entrepreneur and business expert, too easy. These rangatahi have it all, and have done it all, experts in their field, Jack Poa, Te Miringa Parkes and Hiko o Te Rangi Curtis will be combined in a panel to share their thoughts on emerging Māori leadership. Luke Moss Playhouse 10:45 AM
REO RUA Te Paki o Matariki - Rahui Papa Presentation of Te Paki o Matariki will play in the lunch break  watch the livestream on our Facebook page 12:00PM
REO PĀKEHĀ Hauora Expo Naumai, haeremai - Come and visit Te Kōhao Health hauora expo which will feature providers and employers from a wide range of the health sector. There will also be vaccination and immunisations avaliable.   Unirec Gym 10AM-2PM
REO PĀKEHĀ Market Vendors Haere mai ki te pā kakariki - Come down to the Village Green to tautoko local vendors selling products and food. There will also be live quizes, prizes and kapa haka performance by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Toku Mapihi Maurea (12:15pm).   Te Pā Kakariki - Village Green 10AM-2PM
REO RUA Ki-o-Rahi Come along and learn how to play! The game of Ki o Rahi stems from the legend of Rahitutakahina and Tiarakurapakewai. It is essential that when learning the game that the puurakau (story) is also learnt. The story demonstrates that the sport is much more than a game. It is a tribute to our ancestors, our language and our culture. Come along an learn how to play!   Te Pā Kakariki - Village Green 10AM-3PM
TE REO MĀORI Te Mana o Te Reo Māori Te Ururoa Flavell will provide the vision, background and enactment of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 (The Māori Language Act 2016) as Minister of Māori Development at that time. The Act lead to the establishment of Te Mātāwai whose purpose is to help kāinga (homes), hapori (communities) and iwi pursue their own Māori language aspirations. Dr. Haki Tuaupiki is a recent appointmen to Te Mātāwai. Facilitator: Associate Professor Te Kauhautu Maxwell. Panel members: Professorial Fellow Te Ururoa Flavell, Dr. Poia Rewi (CE) Te Mātāwai, Dr. Haki Tuaupiki Concert Chambers
In-person or watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
1:00 PM
REO PĀKEHĀ Restoring relationships through Indigenous Trade Initiatives Panel - Chris Insley, Chair of Te Taumata, Associate Professor Jason Mika, expert in Māori business, and Associate Professor Maui Hudson, Director of Local Contexts, will explore how the Indigenous to Indigenous exchange of taonga, people and products are integral parts of emerging Indigenous Trade Initiatives. Te Kotahi Research Institute will facilitate a panel of speakers to discuss current participation in International trade negotiations and opportunities for restoring Indigenous to Indigenous trade relationships.   Playhouse 1:00 PM
REO RUA Ngā Hononga ā Kiwa Te Whare Wānanaga o Waikato has delivered Te Hononga ā Kiwa (THK) on behalf of the three Centres of Asia Pacific Excellence regions - South East Asia, North Asia & Latin America since 2018. As the only programme targeted at a national level for Māori Business specifically, THK brings Māori Business and Māori tertiary students together with experts in customs and language, with indigenous knowledge at the forefront. Moreover the Alumni programme Ngā Hononga ā Kiwa supports and provides further exposure and opportunities for students.

Te Rangitāmiro, in its first year of delivery focuses on Māori secondary students that aims to unpack, share and show global citizenship education in practice for Ngāi Māori.
Tyler Te KiriUpstairs VC Lounge 1:00 PM
REO RUA Te Whakahiapō Tautohe (Debate) Whakarongo, Mātakitaki ki ngā tauira rōia o Te Whakahiapo e tautohetohe ki ngā kaupapa matua o Te Ao Māori. Come listen, watch Te Whakahiapo debate importants issues of Te Aō Māori.  Te Piringa Faculty of Law N.1.01 2:00 PM
REO RUA Rangiriri Pā Rangiriri Pā was an ignition point for the invasion of the Waikato in 1863. The land was later confiscated as part of the 1.2 million acres and lost by Waikato Māori. In 2016, Rangiriri was returned to Waikato and redeveloped as a tribally signifcant site. Brad Totorewa has been involved in the return and redevelopment of Rangiriri, including the most recent site developments and business venture. Brad Totorewa Concert Chambers or
watch the livestream on our Facebook page          
2:00 PM
REO PĀKEHĀ Integrating Kaupapa Māori Integrating Kaupapa Māori is a current paper offered at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato with Centre of Tertiary Teaching, CeTLL. This paper provides an introduction to Kaupapa Maori as an indigenous knowledge framework, and encourages examination and evaluation of existing learning programmes in terms of bi-cultural integration. Stephen Bright, Dr. Donna Campbell Upstairs VC Lounge 2:00 PM
REO RUA Whakairo Kupu - Carving out our own parts of speech, Carving a foundation for Te Reo Māori tech tools: Aoife Finn Aoife Ni Fhin, as Gaeilge/in the Irish language is an Irish linguist who works for Te Hiku Media as Data Scientist specialising in linguistics. A Te Reo Māori learner for seven years, Aoife's interests and expertise include syntax, in particular, the case system of Te Reo Māori. She is also interested in decolonisation in Aotearoa and in Ireland. Associate Professor Te Taka Keegan Playhouse 2:00 PM

There are no upcoming events in this series.