This module is designed to help you deepen your collective understanding of connections and interdependencies of wai (water) through a Te Ao Māori lens.
‘Ka ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora ngā tāngata’ ‘If the water is healthy, the land is healthy, the people are healthy’.
You’ll learn about
Structure of the module
9 zoom session as follows*:
Introduction, Overview and Whakawhanaungatanga
Te Ao Māori, Whakapapa o Wai
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Mana o Te Wai (1)
Te Mana o Te Wai (2)
Engaging with Iwi/Māori
Empowering your organisation & Recap
Exact dates & times to be confirmed but it will be two hours each week.
Your Kaiako (teacher) - Troy Brockbank
Troy (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a civil engineer, a water practitioner, and Pou Ārahi Māori - Māori Advisory Lead (Principal) at Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd.
Troy has more than ten years of professional experience in the water industry across engineering consultancies, civil contractors and suppliers. A key role is to support Māori cultural understanding of water and work alongside the board to link Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā.
Troy was the recipient of the 2018 Beca Young Water Professional of the Year Award at the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo and has also been the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Stormwater Group. Troy has been awarded the Fulton-Downer Silver Medal, which is given to an Emerging Professional in recognition of outstanding achievement within the engineering profession and is a member of the inaugural Taumata Arowai board.
He is passionate about empowering the water industry to incorporate Māori values and perspectives into our professional capacities, bridging the Māori and engineering worlds and combining the best of both for the protection of water into the future.
“Wai (Water) is the essence of all life and the world’s most precious resource. It is of high importance to Māori, as it is the life giver of all things, a precious taonga (treasure), part of our whakapapa (genealogy), part of our identity. For Māori, the health of the water is connected to the health of the people. We are one and the same. If the water is unhealthy, we are unhealthy. Ko te wai te ora o ngā mea katoa – Water is the life giver of all things"
If you have any course related questions please contact Belinda Cridge at email@example.com