Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki


Nau mai. Haere mai. Tauti mai rā.
Welcome to the Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki 2017 annual conference registration site, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Kaupapa - Theme

September 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We celebrate this auspicious occasion by naming the kaupapa Te Pū, Te Weu, Te Rito: Growing Our Educational Rights and underpinning the wānanga by Article 14 of the Declaration which states:

  1. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.
  2. Indigenous individuals, particularly children, have the right to all levels and forms of education of the State without discrimination.
  3. States shall, in conjunction with indigenous peoples, take effective measures, in order for indigenous individuals, particularly children, including those living outside their communities, to have access, when possible, to an education in their own culture and provided in their own language.


The conference will take place on 27, 28 and 29 September 2017.


The conference will be held at our Te Puna Wānaka facilities at our City campus in Christchurch.


This year’s wānanga will be programmed around a mix of keynote speakers and presentations from within the tertiary education sector, hapū/iwi/community, and government agencies.

  • Day 1 will set the scene and present an international perspective on our theme
  • Day 2 will be dedicated to the voices of our manuhiri and will begin with a national perspective
  • Day 3 will begin with a look at some of our local stories and will conclude with the drafting of our own declaration of strategic intent

View the full programme.

Keen to Kōrero

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s wānanga, please see our information for abstracts and register your interest by completing the Keen to Kōrero section of the registration form. Abstracts are due by 4.00pm on Thursday 14 September. Successful submissions will be notified by 4.00pm on Monday 18 September 2017.


To register to attend, please complete our registration form. All fees are GST inclusive. Registration costs are:

  • an Early Bird fee of $245.00 until 31 August 2017
  • a Full Fee of $295.00 from 1 September 2017
  • a Student Fee of $245.00

Accommodation options

Accommodation will be available in the wharenui at Te Puna Wānaka (cost covered by registration fee). Please just BYO blankets, towels and toiletries. If you prefer to stay elsewhere, there are a number of local hotels within walking distance (costs not covered by registration fee), including: