The transformative influence of pakiwaitara

Start Date
Tue, 19 December 2023 - 12:00 pm
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  • Do you want to breathe life into philosophies that empower and reshape realities for tamariki and their whānau? 

  • Do you want to explore transformative safe space where diversity is embraced, and the dignity of young people is upheld?  

  • Are you eager to delve deeper into cultural narratives that shape and affirm individual and collective identities, particularly focusing on rangatahi who are at increased risk of involvement in the youth justice, mental health, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) systems?  


Then join Grayson Goffe for two informative one-hour sessions spread across two days, exploring knowledge transferal within the context of place-based pakiwatara. 


Attendee numbers are limited to support interaction + Q & A with the presenter. Note, preference will be given to attendees from previous sessions who have begun to use elements of pakiwaitara in their practice, however registrations are open to all.  



  • Discover a path where pakiwaitara is the conduit, offering young people and their whānau hope to defy over representation in negative statistics 
  • Explore vital pedagogical distinctions between Māori philosophy and Western philosophy, illuminating key concepts such as wairua and mana  
  • Gain insight into the ways in which pakiwaitara can be harnessed to illuminate a pathway that reinforces cultural identity and strengthens connection to whakapapa. 


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Grayson Goffe

Social Activator, Community Activist and Kau-Design Practitioner

Grayson, a community focused kau-design practitioner, actor, artist, and community event facilitator brings together his own lived experience of in

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