• 2022 Term 3 (Aug-Sep)

Date & Time:

4 bi-weekly sessions on alternate Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm.

  • Wed 10 August 2022: Carolyn Hopa: Ko wai au is the title of the exegesis which Carolyn wrote as part of her Masters in Applied Indigenous Knowledge - Kaitiakitanga as a indigenous practice requires confidence to apply mātauranga māori in caring for te taiao. The exegesis concludes Ko au te whenua ko te whenua ko au I am the land and the land is me. Carolyn has spent the last 2 years working alongside councils, other tangata whenua, Waikato-Tainui and other stakeholders to advocate mātauranga a Ngāti Wairere. A member of the Waikato-Tainui & Hamilton City Council co-governance group, Chairperson of Community Aspirations Funding Committee (a Waikato District Council partnership group for the allocation of 3 waters transition funds) and other roles which address the wellness of the whenua to support the wellness of the people.

  • Wed 24 August 2022: Keri Thompson, CEO for Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust: Keri has been inspired by her tīpuna, kaumātua, and whanau to be part of positive change that strengthens the pathways for the next generation of rangatahi, tamariki, and mokopuna.  Keri has a background in psychology, policy and research alongside her work experience in Kaupapa Māori organisations. She works with Iwi Māori to develop and maintain strong and mutually beneficial working relationships with a range of stakeholders across multiple sectors.  Keri made the journey home to live and work on Ngāti Hauā whenua so that she could support the aspirations of her Iwi by working with the Iwi, community and church trustees to meet the needs of the people in restoring the environment within Ngāti Hauā.

  • Wed 7 September 2022: Jo Wrigley, CE for Go Eco Waikato. Go Eco is a regional environmental trust with a vision for healthy environments supported by thriving communities. The organisation seeks to build capacity and capability across a diverse range of groups with a focus on biodiversity, enterprise, kai and transport as areas that hold potential climate solutions. Located in the heart of Frankton and working regionally, Go Eco is a community hub space that builds capacity and capability by working with tau iwi groups to understand the impacts of capitalism and colonisation on the land and people through an environmental and social justice lens. Since being appointed in 2018, Jo has led the organisation to become more responsive to its Tiriti obligations through Tangata Tiriti practice development.

  • Wed 21 September 2022: Catherine Delahunty, Te Tiriti educator and environmental activist living in Hauraki. She has been learning and teaching about Te Tiriti for 25 years. She is also Chair of Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, a spokesperson for West Papua Action Aotearoa and Chair of “ The Basket - Social and Environmental Justice Hauraki. She tutors for Kotare Trust and is a writer focused on Te Tiriti issues and the role of Pākehā.

Time Zone equivalents:

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: biweekly on Tuesdays 9:30-10:30pm beginning 9 August

  • US Pacific: biweekly on Wednesdays 12:30-1:30am beginning 10 August

  • US Eastern: biweekly on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30am beginning 10 August

  • London, UK: biweekly on Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am beginning 10 August

  • Paris, France: biweekly on Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am beginning 10 August

  • New Delhi, India: biweekly on Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm beginning 10 August

  • Bangkok, Thailand: biweekly on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm beginning 10 August

  • Singapore: biweekly on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm beginning 10 August

  • Sydney, Australia: biweekly on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm beginning 10 August


All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.

Pricing options

We are currently offering this course on a pay what you can koha basis. You can attend either in person or via Zoom. Please choose one of the options at the right to gain access to the course materials.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Carolyn Hopa

    • He wairere tee karohia, tee kauparehia, tee katohia. Tuu tonu ko Wairere ki te whenua Ngaati Wairere - Kirikiriroa Literature Review 2017, by Frank Kiingi Thorne

    • 20220810 T3.1 ENV215 Carolyn Hopa Working with Mana Whenua video

  2. 2
    • Keri Thompson

  3. 3
    • Jo Wrigley

  4. 4
    • Catherine Delahunty

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton, New Zealand. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time.

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning option:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.


  • Any Term can be taken independently of the others, and there are no prerequisites for any of the Term courses.

  • This class has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams.

  • All classes encourage questions and group discussion.

  • PDF copies of each class presentation, where appropriate, are emailed to all participants the next day so that you are free to focus on class content rather than taking notes. You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions!

  • Course fees include a short tea/coffee/snack break somewhere in the middle of each session.

  • There are no refunds for missed classes. Missed classes can be made up by watching the on-line recording of the class session, which is usually posted within 24 hours.

  • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single session without registering.

  • Certificates of Completion for any particular Term Course or Series are available for Professional Development purposes upon request at the end of each Term or Series.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.