Hei Whakapiki Mauri is a series of hui in Waitaha that will empower Māori with disabilities and their whānau through knowledge and networks. 

Through Hei Whakapiki Mauri, you and your whānau can explore what is important to you through whakapapa, tikanga and reo. You will learn and grow together through whanaungatanga, adding to your kete of knowledge. 

Collectively you’ll put plans in place to make changes and achieve your goals.


What we're about

A series of hui will be run over a year, with a focus on education and creating connections.

Through these hui, you will:

  • build your knowledge and confidence in te ao Māori
  • discover what’s important to you, what your aspirations are and map your journey
  • learn to navigate the disability and funding systems
  • build relationships with like-minded whānau.

There will be an initial whānau meeting to find out what you want to focus on. This will be followed by up to seven workshops before the end of the first term in 2017. A larger hui will be held during the April school holidays, 14-30 April 2017, to showcase what you have achieved.

All whānau members and support people are welcome to attend the workshops and hui. 

How It Works