You are invited to Margaret Kawharu’s talk ‘Partnership, Protection and Participation in Practice’

August 4, 2014

Manawatū Campus’ Massey University Library bicultural groups, Ngā Manu Ka Rere and Te Ara,  

warmly invite you to:



presented by  Margaret Kawharu, Senior Māori Advisor, Albany Campus.

In the 1970s, Whenua Rangatira (formerly Bastion Point) was famously occupied for 507 days against the government’s plans to develop housing on Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei land. In 1991, as a result of a Treaty of Waitangi claim settlement, 48ha of land was returned to hapū ownership to be managed as a park, in a co-governance arrangement with Auckland Council, known as the Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Reserves Board. More than twenty years on, with an added 33ha from subsequent Treaty settlement processes in 2012, the Reserves Board nurtures an ambitious programme of works that continue to benefit the hapū and the general public of Auckland.

As a presiding board member of the Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Reserves Board, Margaret shares her insights on Ngāti Whātua’s historic role in civic affairs in efforts to actively enhance outcomes for everyone. She presents the Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Reserves Board as a successful example of a bicultural approach to decision-making and shared governance.

WHEN: Monday 18th August, 11.00 – 12.30

WHERE: Training Room 2, Level 2, Massey Library, Manawatū Campus

Light refreshments provided following the presentation.

 For catering purposes please RSVP by Thursday 14th August to

Noelene White : or phone (06) 3505670 Ext 83797.

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