Robbie Paul and Ben Ngaia


Tū Mai Te Tiriti | Robbie Paul and Ben Ngaia

Event Details

31 October 2023




Free Register

Tuia Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te hinengaro o te kaiako!
Tuia Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te hinengaro o te ākonga!
Tuia Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te mātauranga tuatoru!
Tuia ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho!
Tūi, tūi, tuituiā!

Ako Aotearoa is excited to introduce our Tuesday lunchtime seminar series ‘Tū Mai Te Tiriti’ | ‘Upraising the Treaty in Tertiary Education’.

Join us for this free, online session – the fourth in the series.

About the guest speakers

Robbie Paul

Tēnā koutou katoa
Nō Mahia me Mohaka ōku tupuna
I whanau mai au i Ahuriri
I tipu ake au i raro i ngā Maunga Kahia me Maunga Haruru
Ko Whangawehi me Te Ngarue ngā awa i whāngaihia au
Kei Whanganui a Tara au e noho ana
Ko Robbie Paul taku ingoa
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Following a 20-year military career, Robbie Paul have spent the last 20 years in the infrastructure industry, providing training and advice in vocational education, and working with iwi Māori on national infrastructure projects.

Robbie's current position is Poumatua at Waihanga Ara Rau, the Workforce Development Council for Construction and Infrastructure. His role is to support the CEO on a journey of transformation that leverages the Māori voice, expands kaupapa Māori outcomes, provides equitable opportunities and guide the pathway towards a mana-enhancing Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership.

Ben Ngaia

Ben Ngaia is from Waikanae and is of Te Āti Awa descent. He was raised in the Wellington region for much of his life, and now resides in Te Awamutu. Ben is the Poumatua of Ringa Hora Workforce Development Council. The role of Poumatua is to have oversight of the organisational activities that give effect to one of its core functions and responsibilities, that being Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supporting Māori-Crown relations. Ben’s main passion is Te reo Māori and tikanga as it pertains to his people. This passion has guided Ben in his professional career where his roles have primarily been underpinned by Mātauranga Māori, including te reo Māori education publishing organisations, tertiary providers and government education entities, and post-treaty settlement trusts.

Robbie and Ben are representatives of the Ohu Mahi or Work Development Councils of the tertiary sector.

Seminar outline

The format for each 1 ½ hour lunchtime session is a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of questions and kōrero.

Learn more about Tuia Te Ako here.



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