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Papa Pounamu Hui


Tuesday 31st March,  

There has been much talk of collaborative approaches in the Resource Management Spaces with Māori and there have been some great examples of how this has worked, however there is still a sense of strong dissatisfaction from many Māori practitioners in regards to the lack of value placed on their input into resource management processes. In particular the lack of resourcing for our knowledge, a misunderstanding of the place of Mātauranga Māori in quantitative work and the multiple burdens placed on our hapū and iwi for the benefit of the collaborative process. We will explore how to be an ally to Māori practitioners and genuinely support a partnership approach that enables kaitiakitanga.

Presenter:  Tina Porou

Director, Poipoia Limited

Tina Porou is of Ngati Porou, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngai Tamanuhiri and Ngati Kahungunu descent and was brought up and still lives in Turangi. From a background in Geography, Tina has worked primarily in the area of natural resource management with a 20 year career primarily as an environmental planner but having worked for diverse Maori businesses across the country.

Across boardroom or negotiating tables, Tina always brings a determined passion and focus to ensure the people and communities she serves are supported to achieve their objectives - whether it’s establishing affordable housing or kaumātua flats at her marae, Hirangi in Turangi; spearheading initiatives in environmental management; or managing multi-million dollar budgets and developing sustainability protocols for one of the country’s top 10 listed companies.

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