A free, day long public hui to discuss "what is a decolonised city?"

Colonisation has shaped the form of New Zealand towns and cities in ways that mean that Māori identities and values have often been side-lined. Yet, our cities have always been indigenous places, so how could urban environments better reflect this?

This symposium marks the end of a public urban design competition that invites publlic input on this question. Details of an exhibition and prizegiving on the evening of 13 May to follow.

Nau mai, haere mai. All are welcome

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Saturday 13 May 2017
10:00 AM: Pōwhiri
4:45 PM: Poroporoaki
Takapūwāhia marae, Ngātitoa Street, Porirua

Symposium speakers include:

  • Patricia Grace (DCNZM, QSO) - Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Atiawa, New Zealand novelist, short story writer and children’s writer
  • Moana Jackson - Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Porou, Lawyer
  • Rangi Kipa - Taranaki, Te Atiawa Nui Tonu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Māori artist, carver and sculptor
  • Kevin O'Brien - Aboriginal Architect, Kevin O’Brien Architecture, Brisbane, Australia
  • Lena Henry - Ngāti Hine, Ngā Puhi, Planner and Academic, University of Auckland
  • - Decolonising Urban Planning .PDF .PPTX
  • Alice Andrews - Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāi Tahu, Engineer and Director 4Sight Consulting
  • Kara Puketapu-Dentice - Te Atiawa, Senior Advisor Whaitua Relationships Wellington Water
  • Jennie Smeaton - Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Senior Advisor Environmental Protection Agency
  • MC - Taku Parai - Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Rūnanga Chair, Executive Member Whitireia