WEBINAR | He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Join the authors of a new report that reasons for a kaupapa Māori approach to climate change risk assessment, and find out why this kaupapa is so important for te Iwi Māori and Aotearoa New Zealand.

"He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world" is due to be published 20 October 2021


**Please note the slight change to the lineup of speakers as @ 24 Sept**

He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world
To mark the publication of this new and timely research NPM is hosting a webinar with some of the authors of a report that synthesises the latest research and provides guidance surrounding observed and projected climate change impacts on whānau/hapū/iwi and Māori business in Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Climate change not only threatens the tangible components of Māori well-being, but also the spiritual components and, most important, the well-being of future generations.”

This research can help hapū/iwi with climate change adaptation planning but is not intended to replace any formal arrangements between local government, central government and hapū/iwi.

The authors will be speaking on the key risks for the four domains covered in the report:
He Kura Taiao—Living treasures | Dr Pauline Harris
Whakatipu Rawa—Māori enterprise | Dr John Reid
He Oranga Tāngata—Healthy people, direct health impacts | Dr Bridgette Masters Awatere
He Oranga Tāngata—Healthy people, institutional impacts | Dr Rhys Jones
Ahurea Māori, Tikanga Māori—Māori culture | Dr Shaun Awatere
The full report will be published tomorrow on our website.

THE PANELISTS  **As @ 24 Sept, 2pm the lineup of speakers has changed and been updated**

Shaun Awatere (Ngāti Porou) is a senior researcher with Manaaki Whenua whose work involves improving the incorporation of Māori values into economic decision-making for collective assets that will enable Māori organisations to make more kaupapa Māori attuned decisions. This mahi identifies the trade-offs between short-term gain from expanding production and the additional costs of environmental mitigation versus the long-term benefits from managing collective assets in a more sustainable manner. With an applied focus to his work, Shaun has been active supporting Māori manage collective assets in a more sustainable manner consistent with the kaupapa-Māori principles of consistent with the kaupapa-Māori principles of kaitiekitanga, manaakitanga and whakatipu rawa. Shaun is also a member of the Kāhui Māori of the Deep South National Science Challenge

Bridgette Masters-Awatere (Te Rarawa, Ngai te Rangi, Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau) is the Director of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) within the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato. Bridgette Masters-Awatere  is a registered psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato. Her research focuses on Māori health outcomes with a particular focus on the connection between environmental health factors to human health

Pauline Harris (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaka, Ngāti Kahungunu) has a background in physics - completing her PhD and Master’s at Canterbury University, centred around gamma ray bursts, high-energy neutrino production and inflationary cosmology. She is now focused on mātauranga Māori associated with Māori astronomy and traditional Māori calendars called Maramataka. She is extensively involved in the Māori community and am an active member of a number of trust boards. Pauline is currently the Chairperson of the Society of Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART), where she is dedicated to the collation and the revitalization of Māori astronomical star lore and Maramataka.

John Reid (Te Arawa) is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury’s Ngai Tahu Research Centre and an independent consultant. He is a specialist in leading and developing multi-disciplinary research and development programmes focused on addressing interrelated social, economic, and environmental problems. His research explores the way in which Indigenous and Western cultures shape identity, sense of place, and approaches to social and economic development. John's current research interests are focused on sustainable development within indigenous tribal communities and in fostering novel approaches to development through engagement between Indigenous and Western ways of knowing.


Shaun Awatere (Ngāti Porou), Manaaki Whenua
Darren Ngaru King (Ngāti Raukawa), Taihoro Nukurangi – NIWA
John Reid (Te Arawa), University of Canterbury
Lewis Williams (Ngāi Te Rangi), University of Western Ontario
Bridgette Masters-Awatere (Te Rarawa, Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngai te Rangi…), University of Waikato
Pauline Harris (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine), Victoria University of Wellington
Natasha Tassell-Matamua (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Makea kei Rarotonga), Massey University
Rhys Jones (Ngāti Kahungunu), University of Auckland
Kevin Eastwood  Te Toi Taiao – Supporting Healthy Environments
John Pirker (Ngāi Tahu), University of Canterbury
Anne-Marie Jackson (Ngāti Whātua, Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa), University of Otago