Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2022 and Hui ā-Tau

Te Rūnanga Tauira Professional Development Day

Thursday, 11 August 2022


2022 Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference


Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington
Friday, 12 August and Saturday, 13 August 2022


Theme: Re-Imagining

This year a great tōtara fell in Te Wao nui a Tāne, Rangatira Dr Moana Jackson, koro, academic, constitutional lawyer, dreamer, and storyteller. He remains a staunch advocate for all Māori and is the backbone of our continued fight for mana motuhake and the realisation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He was also an unwavering pou for Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa since its inception and was a key note speaker for all conferences, with his last being 2021 heeding the call of the maunga, indigenous conference, where he spoke reflected on immense work we are all doing as Māori. This year’s 2022 Indigenous Nurses Conference, we would like to honour his legacy, his mana, his heart, and the mauri that he poured into the kaupapa of justice for tapuhi Māori and whānau.

It’s up to us to carry the kaupapa forward, for health and justice in Aotearoa. As Moana always reminded us,

“if we think about only doing what is possible, we won’t move far. We need to imagine what seems impossible, to re-imagine the possible. That’s what will take us to the future we need, just as our tīpuna dreamed of”.

As Moana emphasised, we are already equipped with the tikanga and mātauranga to do that re-imagining.

In honour of Dr Moana Jackson’s gifts as an exceptional storyteller, our speakers are invited to take on the role as storytellers, rather than give a formal conference address. Through these stories our speakers will share memories of Dr Moana Jackson as well as channelling his mauri as they share their hopes and aspirations to re-imagining the future.    


Conference  Criteria and Registration Fees (PDF,  157KB)

Conference Registrations are now closed

Please email if you wish to go on the wailist to attend

Awards and scholarships:

Nominate a candidate for Te Rūnanga Tauira elections

Apply for the PHARMAC Scholarship here

Nominate a candidate for our prestigious Akenehi Hei Award 

Nominate a member for Te Rūnanga Regional Awards


Closing date for awards is 10 June 2022