15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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Programme

Indigenous people are playing an increasingly significant role in the continuing growth of tourism – an industry vital to the world's economies.

The potential of tourism to boost economic development for indigenous peoples is huge.  Tourism is a US$7.6 trillion industry, employing in excess of 292 million people worldwide. Tourism earnings in New Zealand rose in 2016 to be the top export earner with a direct contribution of $12.9b to the economy.

These opportunities continue to grow and the question we are all faced with is - how do we balance the potential for economic prosperity with the preservation of our natural environment and resources.   

Kick start your day with an optional morning activity!

   
The following are offered complimentary to all Summit delegates and families and will run from 6.00am -7:30am Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No booking required. Please meet in the Copthorne Hotel Lobby promptly at 6.25am for a 6.30am departure for the first two activities and 5.55am for the third activity.

Dave Letele
Fitness workout - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6.30am - 7.15am

Dave will be taking the team through a ZUU BBM workout. The workout caters for all fitness levels and is based on body weight movements. Can all participants please bring water and a towel. See you there ! #noexcuses

 
Dorothy Waetford
Yoga - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6.30am - 7.30am

Dorothy will be taking delegates through a morning yoga session, gradually moving into an invigorating series of fun and uplifting rhythmic sequences incorporating movement, acupressure, breathing techniques, stretching and vocal vibration to activate the body's innate capacity for self-healing, radiant health, happiness and vitality. Open to any level of experience, age, size and ability. Moving between seated poses and standing postures, people are encouraged to follow at a safe pace and work to their own capacity. Mats will be provided, please bring water and a towel.


 
Simon Phillips - Morning walk to Haruru Falls
Walk, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6.00am - 7.30am

Ex-professional footy player and NZ Maori Tourism Regional Director Simon Phillips, will be leading a hikoi (walk) from Haruru Falls – an easy 6 km (3.7 miles) walk. A feature of the walk is the boardwalk which provides the opportunity to walk through a mature mangrove forest. Spot a variety of wildlife, including shags nesting in the trees on the riverbank. The bus will depart the Copthorne for Haruru Falls, and we will then walk back to the hotel.

 

 

Please note that this is a draft programme and is subject to speaker/timing changes.

Rātapu - Sunday 15 April

Time Session    
11.00am - 2.30pm     Registration
Copthorne Hotel,
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi     
                               
3.00pm Meet Copthorne Hotel, registration area       
 
3.30pm Walk to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds       
4.00pm Pōwhiri - Welcome Ceremony
   
6.00pm Hakari - Dinner
Hangi
 

Entertainment

Rāhina - Monday 16 April

Time Session
6.00am Optional morning activities
7.30am Breakfast
8.30am Karakia timatanga - opening prayer
MC - Wena Harawira - overview

Opening speakers:
Hon Nanaia Mahuta - Minister for ori Development,
New Zealand Government
Ben Sherman - Chairman,
World Indigenous Tourism Alliance
Dale Stephens - Chairman,
New Zealand Māori Tourism   
                                               
10.00am Morning Tea
10.30am Keynote Speaker
Norbu Tenzing

11.00am Panel Discussion
Moderator - Chief Ian Campbell
Protecting our sacred lands
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Facilitated Workshops (refer synopses below)
Rōpu tuatahi - The Indigenous Tourism Opportunity
Rōpu tuarua - Communities Driving Indigenous Tourism
Rōpu tuatoro - Business meets Culture 

3.00pm Karakia whakamutunga - closing prayer
5.30pm Dinner

Outdoor movies


Synopses of Facilitated Workshops

1pm, Mon 16 April: The Indigenous Tourism Opportunity

  Objective: Understand the options available to balance the positive and negative impacts of indigenous tourism.
Indigenous tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism markets in an increasingly competitive tourism marketplace. It creates local distinctiveness and the unique aspects of indigenous tourism are becoming very popular with tourists. Discussions will explore two schools of thought - does indigenous tourism revive customary traditions or does it reduce the aesthetic quality of cultural products and traditions. How can the balance of providing an authentic cultural experience be achieved while protecting our sacred traditions?
     

1pm, Mon 16 April: Communities Driving Indigenous Tourism

  Objective: Understand the options available to use indigenous tourism for the benefit of indigenous communities
This workshop will discuss how tourism has evolved through the hands of communities. Discussion will focus on the investment required; the skills needed and training of staff and how and where marketing and promotion of the new attraction are distributed. The forum also provides an opportunity to share what pressures were encountered from the wider community and the preparedness of the community for the influx of visitors.
     
1pm, Mon 16 April: Business Meets Culture   Objective: Share the ways in which indigenous tourism business can help protect and enhance our culture while pursuing opportunity
The current reality is that tourism presents Indigenous peoples with a dichotomy in that it currently impacts both adversely and beneficially on their communities and ancestral landscapes. The discussions will focus on how indigenous tour operators have managed to safe guard their ancestral landscapes and accommodate the growing number of tourists who flock to experience their attractions. What are the success factors and the barriers and what interventions are required of policy makers to support their role as guardians of their lands and water.

Rātu - Tuesday 17 April

Time Session    
6.00am Optional morning activities

7.30am Breakfast 

8.30am Karakia timatanga - opening prayer
MC Wena Harawira - overview
   
8.35am Keynote Speaker
Heather Rae
 
9.05am Panel Discussion
Moderator: Wena Harawira 
The Power of Storytelling

10.00am Morning Tea                                                                                                                 

10.30am  Presentations and panel discussion
Moderator: Chief Ian Campbell
Communities Growing Tourism                                                                       

 
12.00pm Lunch           
1.00pm Facilitated Workshops (refer synopses below):
Rōpu tuatahi - The Indigenous Tourism Opportunity
Rōpu tuarua - Communities Driving Indigenous Tourism
Rōpu tuatoro - Business meets Culture 
   
3.00pm Karakia whakamutunga - closing prayer  
3.15pm - 5.00pm WINTA Forum - optional attendance    
7.00pm SUMMIT DINNER    
  Entertainment: Bella Kalolo & band
Hailing from Christchurch, the Samoan, Tongan and Māori (Ngati Porou) soul sister has been handpicked to work with and support artists as diverse as Mos Def, Ciara, Renee Geyer, Fat Freddy's Drop, Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, the NZSO, and more recently, soul legend Chaka Khan. Her reputation as one of New Zealand's most entertaining performers has earned her spots at Glastonbury, City Of London Festival, Sydney Festival, Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, and closer to home; Tauranga Jazz Fest, Waiheke Jazz Fest, Parachute Festival and the huge Waitangi Day celebrations at Flatbush, Manukau.

With 2 acclaimed releases under her belt "Without the Paper" (2011) and follow up release "Time and Space Ep" (2013), Bella was awarded Best Pacific Female artist in the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards in 2012 and 2014 for these albums.
 


Synopses of Facilitated Workshops

1pm, Tues 17 April: The Indigenous Tourism Opportunity    Objective: Understand the options available to balance the positive and negative impacts of indigenous tourism.
Indigenous tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism markets in an increasingly competitive tourism marketplace. It creates local distinctiveness and the unique aspects of indigenous tourism are becoming very popular with tourists. Discussions will explore two schools of thought - does indigenous tourism revive customary traditions or does it reduce the aesthetic quality of cultural products and traditions. How can the balance of providing an authentic cultural experience be achieved while protecting our sacred traditions?
     
1pm, Tues 17 April: Communities Driving Indigenous Tourism   Objective: Understand the options available to use indigenous tourism for the benefit of indigenous communities
This workshop will discuss how tourism has evolved through the hands of communities. Discussion will focus on the investment required; the skills needed and training of staff and how and where marketing and promotion of the new attraction are distributed. The forum also provides an opportunity to share what pressures were encountered from the wider community and the preparedness of the community for the influx of visitors.
     
1pm, Tues 17 April: Business Meets Culture   Objective: Share the ways in which indigenous tourism business can help protect and enhance our culture while pursuing opportunity
The current reality is that tourism presents Indigenous peoples with a dichotomy in that it currently impacts both adversely and beneficially on their communities and ancestral landscapes. The discussions will focus on how indigenous tour operators have managed to safe guard their ancestral landscapes and accommodate the growing number of tourists who flock to experience their attractions. What are the success factors and the barriers and what interventions are required of policy makers to support their role as guardians of their lands and water.

Raapa - Wednesday 18 April

Time Session      
6.00am Optional morning activities
 
7:30am Breakfast  
8.30am Karakia timatanga
MC Wena Harawira - overview
                                  
8.55am Presentations from Workshops
10.15am Hon Kelvin Davis
Minister of Tourism, New Zealand Government

10.35am  Te wa tuku i te Mauri
Handing over the Mauri                                
 
  Karakia whakamutunga  
11.30am Lunch                                                                       

15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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