Tue 14 Nov 2023 AT 9:00 am , Wellington

Effective Engagement with Māori


The way government engages with Māori is changing. Future engagement is going to be different from what we have traditionally seen/experienced. The government has shown its commitment to build strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across all of government. Engagement will go beyond consultation to true partnership.

This two-day workshop is designed to help public servants gain a greater understanding of Te Ao Māori (Māori world view), Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and provide practical tools and techniques for effectively engaging with Māori.

Day one of the workshop has participants building a foundation of historical and cultural knowledge. Day two has participants using this knowledge to inform their planning for engagement with Māori.


This introductory workshop is designed for kaimahi, workers, in the public service, and is suitable for those in the private sector, who want to build their knowledge and confidence for engaging with Māori. Including;

  • Improving their understanding of the Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Building their knowledge and skills for engaging with Māori.


Piripi is a director at Kawea Law and Consultancy. Piripi is a lawyer by background and has experience in strategy, policy, implementation and kaupapa Māori work. Piripi recently finished leading a team established to drive the Crown Māori relations strategy at Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development. The role involved developing an organisational understanding of its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, building internal Crown Māori relations capability and leading the organisation’s iwi and Māori engagement.

Piripi was previously a Senior Consultant at Te Amokura Consultants (Te Amokura). While at Te Amokura, among other pieces of work, Piripi supported the development of strategies and work programmes aimed at improving Māori engagement across the public sector.

EEM programme for website - November 2023 .pdf