Hui ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2020

Hui ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2020


Huihuia ngā tōpito o te motu!

Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē!

Rejuvenation with Reconnection!

As we draw closer to the end of 2020, we reflect on one of the most extraordinary years of our lives as Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) members, as Te Iwi Māori.  The COVID19 pandemic has bestowed an array of challenges upon many.  The enforced isolation saw an unprecedented displacement of education and economy to the kitchen table, and the deep sadness of mourning loved ones alone.  Our exposure to inequity, injustice and overt racism was highlighted during this time, and the latter drives hunger to extinguish the characteristics of long, sustained oppression.  Taking the opportunity to express tino rangatiratanga, we reminded Aotearoa exactly ‘what’s up’! Our Te ORA Taumata lead the Kaupapa Maori public health response with Te Roopu Whakakaupapa Urutā, and many of us worked tirelessly in circumstance of concern.  Be that the CBAC frontline or slums of social media.  We felt pride seeing and hearing Te Iwi Māori protecting our own from the misgivings of te urutā, by disseminating hope within communities.  This hope permeated our whakapapa.  Papatūānuku had some relief too.  Her breath was palpable in the revived song of our manu, Ranginui was cleansed of mechanical toxin and the shorelines welcomed Hinemoana’s touch.  There was some short-lived beauty with this beast.

Our hui this year is not our norm, much like the year that was.  Te ORA itself has been under stress, but we have performed outstandingly.  As Te ORA members, it is a must that we reconnect and re-energise.  Our wero of effecting equity remains, and the kaha demanded to pursue further surges of the virus is ever present.  Bringing us together will reset our mauri and reinvigorate the fire within that seeks to suffocate the scourge of systemic racism!


Ka whawhai tonu matou! Ake! Ake! Ake!


Hui ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2020 – Programme

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