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Ka rongo te pō, ka rongo te ao: Mana Wahine

Nau mai, haere mai!

In our second Ka rongo te pō, Ka rongo te ao gathering we will be exploring the topic of Mana Wahine. All are welcome, and it is a koha entry.

What is a Māori understanding of being wahine? How does that play out in our country? How does that differ from western expressions of feminism? Join us for a night of conversation as we explore the topic of Mana Wahine through the life and experiences of our guest speakers. Hosted by Te Waka McLeod, she will be joined by Michele Wilson (Director at and health researcher Marnie Reinfelds.

Each contributor will be sharing about their life and work, and then we will have space for Q&A’s with them.

Speaker backgrounds:

Marnie Reinfelds (Ngāti Mutunga/Te Atiawa/Taranaki/Ngāti Toa Rangatira) - A Māori health researcher and staunch advocate of Māori cultural practices, she is currently working towards her Ph.D. on the intersection between historical trauma and birth, exploring birth as a site of resistance and healing for Māori women and whānau at Auckland University.

Michele Wilson - Director of I am Eva (, full bio still to come!

Te Waka McLeod - Kei a Ruapehu te mana, kei a Taranaki te tapu āku mounga whakahii, āku puna waiora. Te Waka effortlessly weaves Te Ao Māori into everything she does, and has spent her life being called into leadership contexts to faithfully accomplish this work. This has included positions within Sport Taranaki, her local iwi of Ngāti Mutunga, the Link NZ network, Aspiring Leaders Forum, Parenting Place and most recently Te Waka joined Oati as a Pouwhiringa.

Earlier Event: August 8
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Later Event: August 12
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