Thursday 12 September
8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:00
Mihi whakatau, introduction, welcome and morning tea
10:00 – 10:45
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.
10:45 – 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 shares traditional knowledge and cultural practices with varied audiences. Kelly King Kelly studied for four years at Waiariki Institute of Design – graduating in Maori Design – fibre and clay.
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 Wetere (Partnership Ranger Auckland Regional Parks), Lynda Burns (Visitor Experience Leader, Christchurch City Council), Keri Whaitiri (Project Manager Matapopore Charitable Trust), and Victoria Travers (Head of Exhibitions Auckland Museum).
INNZ AGM with drinks and nibbles
Reconvene for karakia, lifting and serving of hangi for dinner
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: 8:30am return 12pm. (Walking tour. Duration 2 hours, sturdy shoes required).
Option Two Rahui, kauri dieback & interpretation of Kitekite Falls Trail (Piha)
Come for a 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 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: 8:30am 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.
- interactives – new case studies
- using Te Reo in interpretation
- DOC adopts an app.
Te Kete Rukuruku – collecting and caretaking iwi stories: Anahera Higgins and Claire Hall, Auckland Council
Storytelling for good: Storytelling in education, 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