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Wed, 24 May


Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Whānau Resilience Symposium 2023

A chance for Whānau Resilience Collectives to whakawhanaungatanga - to share our stories and experiences to learn and grow together.

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Whānau Resilience Symposium 2023
Whānau Resilience Symposium 2023

Time & Location

24 May 2023, 9:30 am – 25 May 2023, 1:30 pm

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, 1 Tau Henare Drive, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

About the event

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our inaugural Whānau Resilience Symposium in just over a weeks time!

We have 40 organisations from across Aotearoa who have committed to coming together to share knowledge, experiences and stories.

Four organisations have put their hands up to present and share the mahi that they are doing - ka mau te wehi!

Below you will find the programme for our 2-day event:


9.30am -10.30am - Powhiri - Karakia/Welcome

10.30am - 11.00am - MORNING TEA

11.00am - 11.30am - Speaker: Moko Tepania, Far North Mayor

11.30am - 12.00pm - Speaker: Brown Table Collective

12.00pm - 12.30pm - Speaker: MSD

12.30pm - 1.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm - 2.00pm - Speaker: The Fono

2.00pm - 2.30pm - Speaker: Te Whanau O Te Maungarongo

2.30pm - CLOSE DAY

3.00pm - 5.00pm - Waitangi Tour

6.30pm - 9.00pm - DINNER


8.45 am - Opening Karakia

9.00am - 9.30am - Speaker: Whitianga Community Services Trust

9.30am - 10.00am - Speaker: Taulanga Ū Youth & Family Social Services

10.00am - 10.30am - Speaker: Te Whakaruruhau o Tauranga Moana

10.30am - 11.00am - MORNING TEA

11.00am - 12.00pm - Reflection

12.00pm - 12.30pm - Closing up - Karakia

12.30pm - 1.00pm - LUNCH - depart

About Your Hosts

We are the Brown Table - A collective of leaders from Tai Tokerau Māori and Pacific organisations working in Social Health, we meet quarterly to discuss the data and insights of our individual organisational experiences. Find out more...

Questions or Queries?

Please email Tania Whatarau - 

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