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Pre & Post Conference Activities

Mai ki te Ao Indigenous Doctoral Pre-Conference:

On June 20 -23rd 2019 the MAI ki te Ao Indigenous Doctoral Pre-Conference  will provide an opportunity for networking for Māori and Indigenous Doctoral scholars and create a safe space for the presentation of PhD research projects.

The academic staff leading the event development are Assoc Prof Leonie Pihama, Prof Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr Naomi Simmonds and Dr Hinekura Smith.

Indigenous faculty are encouraged to attend.

Advancing Indigenous Innovation in Science and Technology Workshop

Tuesday 25th June 2019, 9am - 4pm

University of Waikato

How do Indigenous people ‘connect’ with cutting edge science? Is it as passive recipients of new technologies or is there an active engagement to change how high-tech science is conceived and developed? This one day workshop considers how Indigenous people are actively using Indigenous knowledge, processes and approaches to change how cutting edge science is undertaken.

Registrations are essential as numbers are limited to 100.  Register here


Black water rafting is one of Waitomo's signature experiences.

Equipped with a caver's helmet and clad from head to toe in a thick wetsuit, you'll barely notice the chill of the water.

Your personal raft is an inflated tyre tube and a professional guide will ensure that every moment of the voyage is fascinating.