Mā Te Rae Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Evaluation

Thu 7 - Sat 9 Feb 2019

Te Papaiouru Marae, Mataiawhea Street, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand Map

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Whakawhiti o te rā. Whakaāio whenua.
Someone who brings peace to the situation.
Someone who takes away the adversity and brings light to the situation.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi taketake puta noa i te ao whanui.
Nau mai haere mai ki te rohe o Te Arawa, ki te moana a Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe.
Ki te hui tuatahi Arotakenga Iwi-taketake 2019. Nau mai whakatau mai ra!

We acknowledge the footsteps of those we are walking in, those who have gone before and paved the way, established relationships and opened doors within the many realms that evaluation exists. In recent years Maori evaluators have come together and mobilised to support Iwi/Maori evaluators and Iwi/Maori evaluation to progress the development of our people.

Underpinning our Association and reflected in our name, is our whakatauki (proverb) –
Mā te rae ka rangatira ai, which guides us to:

Look deep, far and wide
With clarity and a critical consciousness
Grounded in our Māori world
Seeing with our eyes, our mind, body and spirit

And it is this traditional wisdom that provides the overarching kaupapa (platform) for our conference.

How does your practice as an indigenous evaluator serve the dreams and aspirations of our indigenous communities?

How can we collectively support the growth and acknowledgement of indigenous
evaluative theory and practice into the future?

We extend an invitation to engage with indigenous evaluators and communities
across Aotearoa and the world to the first Indigenous evaluation conference
held in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

Through the conference it is our vision to connect, share and
move forward together, affirming and celebrating our indigenous ways
of knowing and being, to self-determine and lead our futures.

Hosted by Mā te Rae Conference Committee - Roxanne Smith, Kataraina Pipi, Nan Wehipeihana, Fiona Cram, Debbie Goodwin, Louise Were, Laurie Porima and Maxine Graham

Ma te Rae ka rangatira ai
Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Evaluation
Te Papaiouru Marae, Mataiawhea Street, Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
7 – 9th February 2018.
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1 Attendee

Booking details

Ticket type

Prices are in NZD.

Who’s this ticket for?

e.g. dietary (gluten intolerant, vegetarian, etc) or other requirements


Would you be interested in participating in a Māori Cultural (Tourist) Experience on Sunday 10th February 2019?

Based on numbers, a group tourist experience can be organised. This will be at an additional cost

If you would like to register an interest to present at the Conference please click here to complete the form

Mā te Rae Conference Presenters
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Accommodation options at good prices have been secured which we hope you will take advantage of (see options below) and this will mean most of the Conference, attendees will be accommodated within two motel units side by side. All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

The dates of the Conference fall around one of our busiest summer festival seasons so accommodation may be difficult to find. Please book early by emailing or phoning the following motels, naming the Conference and using the appropriate code. Payment for accommodation must be made directly to the motel of choice. There is a marae style accommodation option at the Te Ao Marama Hall.

If you are having any issues with booking your accommodation please contact Debbie at dwgoodwin@gmail.com.


Accommodation near the Marae/Conference venue in a hall. We will contact you if you chose this option.

Te Ao Marama Hall provides marae-style accommodation. It is located approximately 200 metres from Papaiouru Marae.

Mattresses are provided. There is a kitchen and bathroom facilities available onsite.

Please bring your own blanket or sleeping bag.

Cost is $25pp per night (including breakfast



Emerald Spa http://www.emeraldspa.co.nz/

Email: stay@emeraldspa.co.nz

Use Code: Ma Te Rae Conference 11047

Exec studio, 1DB, rate: $175.00 per room per night

Deluxe studio, 1DB, rate: 185.00 per room per night

Luxury one bed, 1KB + sofa bed, rate: $215.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Deluxe one bedroom, 1KB + 1SB + sofa bed, rate: $215.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Family two bedroom,1KB + 2SB + foldout sofa bed, rate: 220.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Deluxe two bedroom, 2KB, rate: $220.00 per room per night (can be shared)


Tuscany Villas https://www.tuscanyvillasrotorua.co.nz/

Email: info@tuscanyvillasrotorua.co.nz

Use Code: Ma Te Rae Conference 11046

Exec studio, 1DB, rate: $175.00 per room per night

Spa studio, 1DB, rate: $185.00 per room per night (can be made up as twin share)

One bedroom, 1QB + sofa bed, rate: $215.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Two bedroom, 1KB + 2SB + fold out sofa bed, rate: $220.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Luxury one bedroom, 1Q+2SB, rate: $220.00 per room per night (can be shared)

Mā te Rae Membership Form

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