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MASS Conference 2016 Report

We are happy to report on the success of our fifth MASS Conference, which was held 9-11 November at Te Herenga Waka marae, Victoria University of Wellington.  Over 60 people attended the conference, and enjoyed our three keynotes and 24 conference presentations, workshops and panels. We were delighted by how much our conference theme, Nui te Kōrero: Rewriting National Narratives, really struck a chord with the participants and were impressed with their high levels of engagement.

Programme for MASS Conference 2016 - Nui te Kōrero: Rewriting national narratives

9 November 2016

9.30am-10.15am     Pōwhiri & welcome/housekeeping

10.15am-10.45am   Morning tea & registration

10.45am-12pm        Keynote 1: Dr Aroha Harris (University of Auckland)

Mapping and un-mapping Tuki and Cook (or who framed New Zealand history?)

12.00pm-12.30pm  Discussion group meeting #1

12.30pm-1.15pm    Lunch

1.15pm-2.45pm       Presentations Session #1    

MASS 2010 Conference

“Mā tāu rourou, mā tāku rourou – Working with Māori Communities the MASS Conference 2010 was a huge success with thought provoking and stimulating keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations. The calibre of all speakers was very impressive and very much reflected the diversity and skills of our membership. Academics, researchers, postgraduate students and community people presented on their various community projects and community research, all of which added to the wider fields of Māori social science.

Nau mai, haere mai ki te roopū o MASS

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