COVID-19 UPDATE 24 June 2021

The Symposium will still be going ahead. However, those that have been in the Wellington Region that are under Lockdown Level 2, should make contact with us: or 021 342 145 or 06 345 2680.

We will be providing a Zoom link for those impacted by the alert Level 2 lockdown. Please check your junk mail folder in case the email is in there. The email will be sent out 24 June 2021 (Thursday) by 5pm.

While Level 2 allows travel into other regions, you are not able to attend gatherings of 100 or more. We expect to be close to this number and there will also be in attendance kaumatua who are at a higher risk – and therefore have made the decision to not allow those from or that have been in Wellington since last Friday midnight to attend.

We are making phone calls to everyone that have registered for the Symposium, to confirm your status. If you have not been called, please call us. or 021 342 145 or 06 345 2680.

At the Symposium we will be having face masks and hand sanitiser available. Please scan the QR code on arrival.


COVID-19 information

If the Covid-19 Levels increase at the time of the Symposium, then we will follow the directions of that Level. We will email you if there are changes that affect you due to Covid-19.

If you are sick please do not attend the Symposium. If you have any of the following symptoms, please do not attend:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • a fever of at least 38°C
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell.

Please check here for more information.

Registrations are closed. We have reached our maximum seated attendance.

He kokonga whare. He kokonga ngākau

Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma and recovery

He kokonga whare ka kitea, he kokonga ngākau e kore e kitea.

Date: 25 June 2021

9am to 5pm

Venue: Te Rau Ōriwa Marae, 1 Campbell Street, Whanganui

This is a free event and open to Master’s and doctoral Māori students, as well as those who have completed their doctoral study, on Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma and healing.  Although opportunities to present are solely for Māori students, we welcome registration to attend this Symposium from whānau, hapū, iwi, community, service providers and others who are interested in this kaupapa.

If you would like to submit an abstract for presentation, you can do so here.

Registrations open: 10 May 2021


Symposium highlights

We are delighted to have three keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Cherryl Smith (Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāi Tūmapuhiarangi, Ngāi Tahu)
  • Professor Leonie Pihama (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi)
  • Professor Linda Smith (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou)

There will also be networking opportunities for attendees, and discussion on the creation of a Māori postgraduate support group.

Important dates – 2021:

Registrations to attend open: 10 May

Registrations to attend close: 20 June (or before if we have reached maximum seated attendance)

Please note that you should also complete the online registration to attend the Symposium.

Please complete this form: