About the workshop

Course outline

An online interactive workshop using video, discussion groups and other interactive activities. Delivered primarily in English.

Watch a short video about the course (note that we have new facilitators in 2022, and the course content is slightly revised).

Public course dates will be listed below when available. Or, contact your local hub to discuss booking a course privately for your organisation.

Topics covered

This course provides a brief visual history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for beginners. The content includes an overview of events leading up to the signing in 1840, what the Tiriti says, the consequences of colonisation, and Tiriti-related policy in the tertiary education sector today.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course participants will have a basic understanding of how Te Tiriti o Waitangi informs current government expectations in the tertiary education sector in relation to decision-making, Māori cultural responsiveness and equity. This learning will provide the foundation for other workshops which explore specific aspects of Tiriti applications.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for non-Māori only, to ensure cultural safety for participants. Workshops will cater for those with little or no previous knowledge and for those who want to refresh their knowledge.

We recommend participation in this workshop prior to others in our Success for Māori Learners range. It is an essential introduction for courses focussing on implementation of Te Tiriti.

A version of the workshop designed for Māori is also available.

About the facilitators

Christine Herzog

Originally trained as a social planner in the United States, Christine Herzog worked for the Auckland City Council as the Grey Lynn area planner from 1977-81. Subsequently, her interests shifted to community and adult education, with a focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi from the mid-1980s. She spent over twenty years as co-ordinator of bi-cultural programmes in Te Tari Matauranga Māori at Manukau Institute of Technology, where she set up the Treaty Education Unit. In 2004, she moved to the community sector, becoming Coordinator at the Auckland Workers Educational Association where she established the Treaty Resource Centre and the related Culture Matters project.

Christine has facilitated more than a thousand Treaty and related workshops, for central and local government departments and other large institutions, for community groups, and for the general public.  She has also undertaken consultancy and published numerous articles relating to application of the Treaty in organisations. She was a founding member of Auckland Project Waitangi and continues to be active in Tamaki Treaty Workers. Christine supported Ngati Tamaoho Trust, a Waiohua hapu, through eight years of their Treaty claims negotiations and is now kaiwhahaere of Te Tai-awa o te Ora Trust, a kaupapa Maori social services organisation based in South Auckland. She was recently added to the Ministry of Education’s list of approved providers of professional learning and development for cultural capability, which includes the Treaty of Waitangi.

Catherine Delahunty

Catherine Delahunty has been teaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops with a wide range of groups and in Polytechnics since 1988. She has also worked for the Department of Conservation, been a youth worker, a campaigner for Greenpeace, and a consultant on education issues. While in Parliament she was spokesperson on education for the Green Party for nine years with a strong focus on adult education and was the Tangata Tiriti spokesperson working on Te Tiriti issues. She is a writer, a grassroots activist in Hauraki and a grandmother.

Illustration by Toby Morris & Ministry of Education, copyright © Crown 2018.

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

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In response to the current challenges of delivering “face-to-face” events, our range of PLD is delivered online - workshops and courses, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development (currently online only until further notice)
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget. 
  2. Public Online Workshops
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  3. Ako Talks and webinars
    These online sessions deliver bite-sized information about current topics of interest to educators. Dates and topics are announced on social media and in our Community section and monthly e-news.