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Aotearoa’s first Māori Biosecurity Symposium
Te Wānanga Whakamātaki
28 – 30 July 2022
New Plymouth

MĀORI BIOSECURITY SYMPOSIUM FIRST OF ITS KIND

Te Tira Whakamātaki, home of the Māori biosecurity network, will be holding a three-day
wānanga to celebrate Māori biosecurity practices and connect biosecurity practitioners, in
New Plymouth, from 28 – 30 July, 2022.

Named ‘Te Wānanga Whakamātaki’, this symposium will provide a unique opportunity for
communities, industry and agencies to come together in a kaupapa Māori environment to
consider how Māori and their mātauranga can contribute to the restoration of our natural world.

Supported by Biosecurity New Zealand, the programme encourages participants to delve
deeply into te ao Māori - to understand the depth of indigenous knowledge available to
conservation practitioners, and to discover how a blended approach to biosecurity
practices in Aotearoa New Zealand can benefit all.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
DAY 3 – Saturday 30 July 2022 - (Optional)
WHAKANUIA - CELEBRATE

Field trip: Taranaki Mounga Project

Manuhiri will depart hotel approximately 9am to Taranaki mounga bush site. The group will take a bush walk to view pest management networks, and return to the on-site lodge for kai.  Approximately 1-1.5 hours return guided walk and 30 mins assessing the technology and innovations used in eradicating pests.  Includes transport, packed lunch and guides. Return to hotel approximately 1.30pm. Guests will require wet weather clothes, backpack with water and snacks, and appropriate footwear for bush walking.

DAY 3 – Saturday 30 July 2022 - (Optional)
WHAKANUIA - CELEBRATE

Field trip: Taranaki Mounga Project

Manuhiri will depart hotel approximately 9am to Taranaki mounga bush site. The group will take a bush walk to view pest management networks, and return to the on-site lodge for kai.  Approximately 1-1.5 hours return guided walk and 30 mins assessing the technology and innovations used in eradicating pests.  Includes transport, packed lunch and guides. Return to hotel approximately 1.30pm. Guests will require wet weather clothes, backpack with water and snacks, and appropriate footwear for bush walking.

REGISTRATION

Registrations open Wednesday 29 June 2022.
Delegates have two options to attend:

Virtual Registration

$49 per person (inclusive of GST)
You will be provided the ACE Event App link.
Registration for the virtual event close 5pm, 26 July 2022.

In - Person Registration

In-person registration:
$189 per person (inclusive of GST)
Special room rates have been offered by the Plymouth International. Please mention this conference on booking.
Optional extra for in-person registrations:
$75 per person (inclusive of GST)
Field Trip: Taranakai Mounga Project
Register via the in-person link.
All in-person delegates will receive a welcome pack upon arrival, as well as links to the ACE EVENT app, where all information will be accessible.
Registrations for the in-person event close 5pm Friday, 22 July, 2022  unless sold out prior.

Registrations for the in-person event are NOW CLOSED.

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Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, Co-founder and Trustee of Te Tira Whakamātaki, says:

“This event, we believe, is the first of its kind, organised and facilitated by Māori. It will
provide a safe, comfortable platform for both Māori and non-Māori to share their stories
on how indigenous peoples and their knowledge, coupled with science and existing
systems, can protect what we value.”

Ms Mark-Shadbolt added that an event such as this is much overdue. “Having this event
supported by Biosecurity New Zealand shows that a platform such as this has been needed
for some time. To understand how important mātauranga is to us, you have to feel it, and
we are excited that we have some of the best storytellers and Māori conservation
practitioners available to share their stories.”

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Stuart Anderson, Deputy Director-General of Biosecurity New Zealand.

“As the principal supporter of this inaugural symposium, Biosecurity New Zealand sees Te Wānanga Whakamātaki as an extension of its long-term commitment to ensuring New
Zealand’s biosecurity system is Treaty-grounded. Biosecurity New Zealand recognises the
key role mātauranga Māori can play in the biosecurity system and we need to look at
ways to elevate it.”   

He further added, “Understanding biosecurity from a Te Ao Māori perspective only further
strengthens and deepens our biosecurity system that protects the things we value.”

Te Tira Whakamātaki acknowledges Te Ātiawa iwi for welcoming this event to their rohe, and thanks the Taranaki Mounga Project for its support.