Mon 11 Mar 2024 AT 9:00 am , Wellington

Effective Engagement with Māori


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 for effectively engaging with Māori.

On day one participants build a foundation of historical and cultural knowledge. On day two participants use this knowledge to inform their planning for engagement with Māori.

For more information: Effective Engagement with Māori programme March 2024.pdf


This workshop is designed for kaimahi (workers) in the public sector. It is also suitable for those in the private sector who want to build their knowledge and confidence for engaging with Māori. The workshop purpose is to:

  • Improve you understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Build you knowledge and skills for engaging with Māori.


"Inspiring. Such an amazing opportunity - a perfect balance of law, practical advice, stories, history and insights."

"Piripi's deep knowledge, delivered without judgement, created a safe space for us to explore Māori engagement in a useful way."

"I wasn't sure this course was for me as I thought I already had a deep understanding of Te Tiriti, the Declaration and the following legislation, but this workshop has taught me there is still a lot more to learn."


Piripi Winiata is a director at Kawea Law and Consultancy. He 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 of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 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.