Thursday 12 September
8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:00
Mihi whakatau, introduction, welcome and morning tea
10:00 – 11.00
Stories of Tāmaki Makaurau: Tipa Compain – Ngāti Whanaunga
Tipa is creating a portal for capturing stories of his iwi and is exploring new technology to store and present them.
Pūkete Taiao o Tāmaki Makaurau – The language of nature in Tāmaki Makaurau Alisa Samountry (Department of Conservation)
Alisa will showcase the world’s first trilingual app featuring Māori/English/Chinese languages. The app is designed to tell the story of the spaces and species of Tāmaki Makaurau, it interprets Auckland as a destination, aids Māori pronunciation and engages with Asian/Chinese audiences.
11.00 – 12:00
Hangi preparation: With Riki Bennett and Kelly King, prepare our conference dinner while learning hangi practice
12:00 – 1:00
Blessing and Lunch
Creative showcase: integrating story into the creative arts
Riki Bennett – Musician/storyteller. Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou and Kelly King, Ngaitai, Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa
Riki is a practitioner of taonga puroro and with his partner Kelly King shares traditional knowledge and cultural practices with varied audiences.
Charlotte Graham – Artist. Ngāti Mahuta, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki.
Charlotte integrates cultural concepts and references into her multi-media artwork.
Louise Potiki Bryant – Choreographer. Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha.
Ngāi Tahu choreographer, dancer and video artist Louise Potiki Bryant will share several of her dance and video works and the kaupapa Māori which inform her practice.
Afternoon tea and lay hangi baskets down
Partnership Panel: Presenters from iwi and agencies share their experiences on interpretation partnership projects, followed by an open forum. Presenters include Kuruho Wereta (Partnership Ranger Auckland Regional Parks), Lynda Burns (Visitor Experience Leader, Christchurch City Council), Craig Turvey (Creative Director, 3D Creative), Adam Taylor-Eruera (Tourism Sales Advisor, Auckland Zoo).
INNZ AGM with drinks and nibbles
Reconvene for karakia, lifting and serving of hangi for dinner
Hangi Dinner – cash bar
Friday 13 September
Option One Home Fires of Tamaki Tour – Ngāti Whatua
Join on one of Ngāti Whātua’s Tāmaki Hikoi Tours. Experience Auckland’s Māori people, culture and land. Our kaiarahi (guide) will take us on a walking tour to provide a first-hand experience of the rich history of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Soak in picturesque views and discuss the history of Takaparawhau (Bastion Point).
Leave Marae: 8:15am return 12pm. (Walking tour. Duration 2 hours, sturdy shoes and rain coat required).
Option Two Rahui, kauri dieback & interpretation of Kitekite Falls Trail (Piha)
Come for a bush walk in the lush Waitakere rainforest to Kitekite Falls (Piha). Robin Taua-Gordon of Te Kawerau a Maki will speak about the concept and practice of rāhui, explain track design features introduced to limit kauri dieback and tell of the interpretation project underway on the KiteKite Falls track.
Leave Marae: 8:00am return 12pm. (Walking tour at falls. Duration approximately 2 hours, sturdy shoes and rain coat required)
Option Three Auckland Museum
The Auckland Museum’s Exhibition Team will take us through their newest exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavor and talk with us about their approach to bi-culturalism in their exhibition development.
Leave Marae: 8:45am return 12pm
Mentoring appointment: Senior interpreters offer an ear and eye to participants wanting advice on their projects.
Pecha Kucha: super short, show and tell sessions. Participants share ideas, projects, programmes or processes on any interpretation topic.
- A Te Reo boardgame – making te reo learning accessible and fun Kuruho Wereta and Rosie Remmerswaal
- New interactives – some case studies Jan Ramp – Snapper Graphics
- Interpretation in urban places: possibilities and opportunities Lara Simmons/Wellington City Council
- Agents of Discovery – a trial of a children’s discovery app Amy Johnston-Bray/Christchurch City Council
- Gardeners of the Galaxy –The Botanic Gardens go cosmic – Micheline Newton/Auckland Botanic Gardens
Te Kete Rukuruku: mana whenua-led Māori naming and storytelling for Tāmaki Makaurau, with Anahera Higgins and Claire Hall, Auckland Council. Te Kete Rukuruku is an Auckland Council and Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau co-designed project focused on the Māori naming of parks and places, and the negotiated sharing of verified narratives.
Storytelling for good: Storytelling in education and social work scenarios with Paora Puru – Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua. Paora uses his considerable story skills in Te Reo, with the Ministry of Education, at risk youth, and a new mana whenua tourism venture, The Taupua Experience.
Evaluation and poroporaiki
Schedule subject to change