Niho Taniwha workshops

Improving teaching and learning for ākonga Māori

Start your Niho Taniwha journey

Build your cultural capability with this one-day introduction to Niho Taniwha.

This workshop will explore the Niho Taniwha model - a kaupapa Māori inquiry journey - and give you an opportunity to unpack some of the capabilities required to support ākonga Māori to thrive.

Over the course of the day, Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch's acclaimed book, Niho Taniwha, will be brought to life through engaging and thought-provoking professional learning. Our expert facilitation team from Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga will be delivering this mahi.

Niho Taniwha supports you to:

  • know better, do better

  • lift where you stand

  • stand close together.

What to expect

  • One-day professional learning workshop. You will learn about and experience a range of evidence-based approaches.

  • The opportunity to network with other educators in your area.

Niho Taniwha book written by Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch

Who is this for?

Teacher aides, school teachers and leaders.

NOTE: Mana whenua are more than welcome to attend the workshops with you. Please contact us on if you would like to invite hapū or iwi Māori to share in your school’s journey to improve teaching and learning for ākonga Māori.  We can arrange a place for free. 

Teacher aides

Niho Taniwha is equally available to teacher aides at the grades A, B, C and D; covering competencies of inclusion and cultural competence. The 10% discount is not available to teacher aides.

Teacher aides who have applied for funding from the Ministry of Education. Please note you will NOT be able to enrol unless you have received your teacher aides' application reference number (ARN). This number is needed to register for this course.

If you have not applied for Ministry funding, please follow the process on the Ministry of Education's website

Your Investment

$360.00 ex GST per person or a 10% discount applies for three or more educators from the same school or kura.

To maximise learning for all participants, numbers are limited for each course. Please register promptly to secure your team's place on this PLD.

30 May 2024
Bay of Plenty/Waiariki

Location: Rotorua

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

31 May 2024

Location: South Auckland

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: Bruce Pulman Park: Teams Sports lower lounge

12 Jun 2024
Tai Tokerau

Location: Whangārei

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: The Distinction

20 Jun 2024

Location: Dunedin

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: The Distinction

21 Jun 2024

Location: Wellington

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: Brentwood Hotel

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