Welcome to the 27th PPTA Te Wehengarua National Māori Teachers' 

Conference 2022

The conference has finished. Thank you to those that registered and attended and we look forward to seeing you next year for another successful conference.

“Kua tawhiti 
kē tō haerenga mai, ....kia kore e haere tonu."
(You've come too far, ....not to go further)

Tūtawa mai i runga
Tūtawa mai i raro
Tūtawa mai i roto 
Tūtawa mai i waho
Kia tau ai te mauri tū, te mauri ora
Ki te katoa
Haumi e, huie e, tāiki e

Kei ngā maunga, ngā awa, ngā mātāwaka o te motu,
Tēnā koutou katoa
E ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā waka
E ngā kārangaranga maha
Tēnā koutou katoa
Kei aku whakatamarahi ki te Rangi. Kei aku whakateitei ki te whenua
Tēnā koutou katoa.

He karanga tēnei ki ngā kaiako Māori katoa o te motu i ngā kura tuarua, ahakoa e mahi ana koe ki whea,
nau mai, haere mai
ki te Hui-ā-tau 27th i te Papa Tongarewa ki te Whanganui-a-tara mai i te 10 ki te 11 o Hongongoi 2022.

“Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai, 
kia kore e haere tonu.
He nui rawa ō mahi,
kia kore e mahi tonu.”

(You have come too far,
Not to go further.
You have done too much,
Not to do more.)

 - Sir James Henare, Ngāti Hine 1982.

Talks and workshops will focus on empowering Māori teachers and learners, and ensuring we continue to take time to focus on wellbeing. 

As well as a great line-up of keynote speakers sharing their knowledge and vision, the conference will also incorporate practical hands-on focus with workshops sessions and panel discussions.

Registration is free this year thanks to the PPTA PLD Fund. Delegates will, however, need to arrange their own travel and accommodation bookings and seek funding from their Kura or PPTA region.  See the Accommodation page for options being held for delegates.  

Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake and the wider PPTA Te Wehengarua whānau look forward to seeing you in Te Whanganui-a-Tara July 2022.

Ngā mihi
Miriama Barton / Angela O’Donnell-King
Kaihautū Māori.



PPTA Te Wehengarua is the professional association and union of teachers and principals committed to improving secondary education for New Zealand students.


Registrations are now open

Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
Ali Howard| Conference Manager
Direct: +64 (0)21 1428 596

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.