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Sir Don Rowlands Centre at Mighty River Domain

601 Maungatautari Road

Karapiro, Waikato 3494

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HE PIKO HE TANIWHA – REALISING THE CULTURAL TOURISM POTENTIAL OF THE WAIKATO


PROGRAMME

8.30am – 9.00am Registration in the Don Rowlands Centre Foyer

9.00am – 10.00am Pōwhiri & Opening Address

  • Pōwhiri (formal welcome by mana whenua)
  • MC – Housekeeping & Programme Overview
  • Opening Address by Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development & Minister for Local Government & Associate Minister for the Environment
  • Presentation - ‘Waikato Te Awa’ Video Resource

10.00am – 10.20am MORNING TEA

10.20am – 11.00am Cultural values associated with our waterways

  • Rahui Papa - Co-Chair Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Trust & Taumatawiwi Trust, Lead Negotiator Waikato Tainui
  • Gerrard Albert - Chair Ngā Tangata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust Te Awa Tupua - Guardians of the Whanganui River

11.00am – 11.30am Transforming regional economies and communities through tourism

  • Kauahi Ngapora - General Manager Whale Watch Kaikoura, NZ Tourism Board Member, NZ Tourism Industry Association Board Member

11.30am – 12.30pm Navigating a pathway for regional cultural tourism development

  • Pania Tyson-Nathan - CEO NZ Māori Tourism
  • Jason Dawson – CEO Hamilton Waikato Tourism
  • Lee Ann Muntz - Chairperson Tainui Waka Tourism
  • Presentation - Waikato Te Awa Google Trek (Virtual Tour Project)

12.30pm – 1.45pm LUNCH & EXCURSIONS

  • River Riders NZ - E Bike Experience (covered shoes required)
  • Karapiro Waka - Waka Experience (comfortable clothes required)
  • Soldier Road Portraits - Prize Draw Portrait Experience (registration required)
  • Promotional Displays
  • Waikato Te Awa Virtual Tour Experience

1.45pm - 3.10pm Sharing our stories with the world

  • Hoturoa Kerr – Chair Te Toki Voyaging Trust, Chair Taharoa C Incorporation
  • Lee Ann Muntz - Director Aotearoa Experience Ltd Maunga ki te awa – Marae based cultural tourism development
  • Craig Muntz – Secretariat Officer Tainui Waka Tourism Inc., Director Aotearoa Experience Ltd Cultural events – a platform for cultural tourism development

3.10pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.30pm Unleashing our regional cultural tourism potential

  • Dallas Fisher - Chair Te Waka – Anga Whakamua Waikato, (Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency). Provincial Growth Fund – Regional Cultural Tourism Investment Proposal
  • Lee Ann Muntz (Chair, Tainui Waka Tourism Inc.) – Closing Remarks
  • Karakia

4.30pm – 5.30pm Whakawhanaungatanga / Networking – collaborating to compete

  • Kai Timotimo (refreshments) & entertainment


Proudly supported by:

NZ Māori Tourism, Te Puni Kōkiri, Trust Waikato, Waikato - Tainui, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Waipā District Council, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, Aotearoa Experience Ltd, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Hauā, Two Wise Kūmara, Google NZ.



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