Monthly General Meeting
Activities include a monthly general meeting, along with participation in at least one of the special interest groups.
- When: Third Wednesday of each month
- Where: Cooperating Church Hall, 124 Comries Road, Chartwell.
- Time: Meeting starts at 10.00am. Coffee after lecture.
Guest Speakers are invited for their expertise in a wide range of academic, medical, cultural, commercial or social subjects. Free parking.
19 May 2021 – Rob McGowan, Tiwaiwaka – Looking at the environment through Maori eyes.
Tiwaiwaka is one of the Maori names for the fantail, a bird very important in the traditional world of the Maori. The Tiwaiwaka movement is something that has arisen out of concern for the growing ecological crisis that looks set to affect us all. It originated from people who are involved with rongoa Maori, traditional Maori medicine and is a way of reaching out to the future in a way that reflects traditional Maori understandings of their connection to Papatuanuku. More than anything Tiwaiwaka is a message of hope. The answers to the present crisis can be found in the priorities that are found in most traditional cultures. This talk will outline the Tiwaiwaka principles and show how they relate to our present day realities.