Papa Pounamu, the Maori planner's roopu with the New Zealand Planners Institute, aims to create awareness, stimulate dialogue and critical thinking on planning issues unique to iwi, hapu, and whanau Maori. The desire is for future focussed planning issues that are embedded on the history of Aotearoa.
The Papa Pounamu Pre-Conference Hui is an annual signature event, held prior to the start of the NZPI Annual Conference. Since the formation of a Maori Special Interest Group within NZPI, the Hui has become a key event in which delegates and speakers from across the country and overseas come together to discuss key topical issues and advancement in Maori planning practice. In 2017, the Hui will be held on Tuesday 4th April, prior to the start of the main conference.
This year the Papa Pounamu Hui themes are Kāinga I Kounga I Kaitiakitanga and focus on continually striving for excellence and high quality outcomes in incorporating mātauranga Maori into urban and environmental development.
The programme for the Papa Pounamu Hui at the NZPI Conference in Wellington is now available. Here is a link to the conference website https://www.nzpiconference.org/papa-pounamu-hui to view the programme.
There is no charge to attend the Papa Pounamu Hui. If you are considering attending, and haven't yet registered, please do so to help the committee to manage venue room capacity https://www.nzpiconference.org/register.
For those who are only intending to attend the Papa Pounamu Hui, when you finish completing your details, the box to tick at the bottom of that screen is "Pre-Conference Workshop ", and push next. It will send you to another page where the Papa Pounamu Hui is available to register interest.