WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight

19-23 November 2017


The WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight workshop was a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute. It explored what a preferred future might look like in a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand. The WakaNZ workshop hosted 34 participants aged 18–25 who identify with specific iwi or hapū, or as urban Māori. The finale presentation was hosted by the Governor-General at Government House.

Mātauranga is a collection of inspirational whakataukī (wisdoms, proverbs, poetry and invocations) selected by each of the 34 workshop participants from the 2017 WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight workshop.

Workshop Publication



Speakers at the workshop included:

  • Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy
  • Sir David Gascoigne
  • Gabriel Makhlouf
  • Hon Tracey Martin
  • Jan Logie
  • Hon Te Ururoa Flavell
  • Dr Richard Lum
  • Trevor Moeke
  • Dr Carwyn Jones
  • Wendy McGuinness
  • Jason Ake
  • Gerrard Albert
  • Potaua Biasiny-Tule
  • Neavin Broughton
  • Te Aopare Dewes
  • Donna Flavell
  • Ivan Kwok
  • Matanuku Mahuika
  • Kirikaiahi Mahutariki
  • Mark McGuinness
  • Sacha McMeeking
  • Tim Ng
  • Rachel Robson
  • Fiona Ross
  • Pat Snedden
  • Dave Taylor
  • Julia Whaipooti
  • Chris White


Participants’ finale presentation, Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Workshop speaker, Rachel Robson, Monday, 20 November 2017

Workshop speaker,  Fiona Ross, Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Workshop speaker, Richard Lum, Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Press Coverage

Workshop Flyer

Workshop Programme

WakaNZ – Navigating with Foresight (Kahuru/Autumn 2018, Te Karaka Magazine, Alice Dimond)

Former teen parent centre student selected for Waka NZ hui
(5 December 2017, Rotorua Daily Post)