BWB Talk: Rebuilding the Kāinga (Whangārei)

17:30 pm
19:00 pm
Whangārei Terenga Parāoa Marae
10 Porowini Ave, Morningside

This public event explores the resurgence of contemporary papakāinga on whenua Māori, including wānanga on exercising hapū rangatiratanga through the establishment and maintenance of kāinga and kāinga-based economies.

This event follows public talks in Auckland and Wellington organized in celebration of Rebuilding the Kāinga, published in early October by Bridget Williams Books.

Wednesday 30 October 2019 5.00pm – 7.30 pm (Followed by Dinner) Whangārei Terenga Parāoa Marae 10 Porowini Ave, Morningside, Whāngārei

All welcome Please RSVP to (or via eventbrite listing).

Speakers: Jade Kake, Aroha Shelford, Eamon Nathan, Wiki Walker and Brandon Edwards

About the speakers

Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi (Ngāti Hau me Te Parawhau), Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa) is an architectural designer and housing advocate, focused on the development of papakāinga communities in her home area of Whangarei.

Aroha Shelford (Ngāti Te Rino) currently works as the Communications Manager for Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi and is the co-driver behind a papakāinga project currently under development within the Whangārei District.

Eamon Nathan (Te Roroa, Ngāti Torehina, Ngāti Arera, Crete, Scottish, Irish) joined Reconnecting Northland in 2016 as the Pou Manatū (General Manager) and is passionate about leadership that shifts from assuming the sovereignty of humans to acknowledging the mana of nature.

Wiki Walker (Te Kau-i-Mua) has a background in planning and is currently completing her final year of a PhD with a focus on our relationships with the natural world and the impact of western economic forces on those relationships.

Brandon Edwards (Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi) is a commercial lawyer and investment banker by trade. Brandon and his wife Kiri own Huruiki Station, a 350ha property located on Huruiki, an ancestral maunga for Ngāti Hau and Ngāti Wai that was alienated from whanau ownership in the 1960s.