Lunchtime Lecture Series

July 26, 2021

About the Lectures
In 2019 the focus of the Lunchtime Lecture Series was He Oranga Whenua, He Oranga Tangata to consider the relationship between the land and people. This year the theme is The Rhythms of our Taiao. We have allowed the Gregorian calendar to determine what food we eat, what days of the month we work, and what periodic cycles we follow. We will be going back in time to see how our previous knowledges can inform our world today and into the future.   

Our first two lectures on 2 and 9 August at 12.00pm will be given by Dr Mahina-a-rangi Baker and Anne Drenah Kaka relaying their experiences with maramataka and the importance of the rhythms of our Taiao. Presenters during August include Dr Emalani Case, Dr Pauline Harris, Pakake Winiata and Piripi Walker. Nau mai, haere mai!

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Te Ōhākī - As part of our work towards our goal to assist our people to improved levels of wellness, Te Wānanga o Raukawa provides a smokefree and alcohol-free environment.

Monday 2 August 2021 – Dr Mahinarangi Baker
Title: Tāngata as Taiao: The contribution mātauranga Māori can make to human survival on earth

Monday 9 August 2021 – Anne-Drenah Kaka
Title: The call of the clock

Monday 16 August 2021 – Dr Emalani Case
Title: Nā Wao – naming and chanting the natural world

Monday 23 August 2021 – Dr Pauline Harris
Title: TBC (focus on using maramataka in everyday life)

Friday 27 August 2021 – Pakake Winiata
Title: TBC (focus on the rhythms of our taiao)

 Monday 30 August 2021 – Piripi Walker
Title: TBC (focus on extracting tikanga and narrative about our taiao from interviews that he has conducted with kuia and koroua)

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