Unitec Forum for the Future – Te Whakataurite Maaori – The Maori Voice: 12th October 2010


To promote a lively and informed debate, discussion about Auckland’s new governance structure…with a particular focus on how to optimise the outcomes for Maori in Auckland and New Zealand in the new structure.


Date: Tuesday 12th October 2010

Venue: Te Nohokotahitanga – The Marae

5:00pm            Mihi whakatau – Arrival

5:30pm             Timatanga “Te Waha Korero “– Start

7:00pm             Karakia Whakamutunga – Finish

2 hours

External Facilitator – Shane Taurima – TVNZ Marae Presenter

There will be three key questions posed to the panellists and audience, facilitated by Shane Taurima.


Internal staff member – Scott Morrison Director Maia – Maori Development Unit

External guest – John Freeland, Pae Arahi Matua – Manager Maori Strategy and Relations Auckland City.

Heta Hudson – WHK Principal, Business Growth (formerly Gosling Chapman)

1 external guest TBC

1 Maori student – Unitec TBC (Rita Watene tbc business student Tuhoe)


To include students, staff, Maori community boards, Maori business owners.

Facilitators Contact Info for Interviews & Media:


(09) 916 7273

0274 951 560

Facilitator Brief Bio:

Shane Taurima is an award winning journalist who has worked in print, broadcasting and electronic media for the past 14 years. He is currently Editor of Te Karere and was instrumental with the re-format and re-launch of the half-hour bulletin. He spent 12 years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, covering the cut and thrust of Maori politics, including four general elections. Shane also presented TVNZ’s Maori current affairs programme, Marae for 8 years.


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