Kōrerorero: conversations that matter

A series of webinars with education leaders from Latin America and New Zealand.

Missed an episode? You can watch all six episodes on this page.

1. Kōrerorero: The future of education

2. Kōrerorero: AgriTech

3. Kōrerorero: Rethinking the tourism business sector through COVID

4. Kōrerorero: Creative industries

5. Kōrerorero: International Indigenous education 

6. Kōrerorero: Indigenous sustainability 

1. Kōrerorero: The future of education


What: The future of education session was all about internationalisation, technology-driven change, micro-credentials and blended learning. 

Who: Yvonne Chang (Director of Engagement AUT), Genaro Oliviera (Lecturer Institute of Education Massey University), Patricia Mendes (Regional Manager Latin America AD Instruments).

Moderator: Lisa Futschek (General Manager - International Education New Zealand).


2. Kōrerorero: AgriTech


What: This session discussed Agritech and the future of the food and agribusiness landscape. 

Who: Mel Poulton (New Zealand Special Agricultural Trade Envoy - SATE), Dr Hugh Bigsby (Dean Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce – Lincoln University), Dr Hamish Gow ( Director of Business Innovation & Strategy at Te Puna Whakatipu – School of Economics & Finance , Massey University), Simon O’Connor (GM for Emerging Markets & Innovation at Livestock Improvement Corporation and former President of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council - LANZBC), Diego Rodrigues – Diego is part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply in Brazil.

Moderator: Nadia Alcantara, BDM for Mercosur at NZTE in the agribusiness sector.


3. Kōrerorero: Rethinking the tourism business sector through COVID


What: This session showed key learnings, new trends and how the global economy will change in the tourism business sector.

Who: Dr. Douglas Pearce (Emeritus Professor of Tourism Management, School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington), Dr. Joanna Fountain (Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, Department of Tourism, Sport and Society, Lincoln University), Dr. Christian Schott (Associate Professor of Tourism Management, Wellington School of Business and Government (WSBG), Victoria University of Wellington), Karem Basulto, (Regional Manager South America, Tourism New Zealand), Luis Felipe Barrientos (VP of Expansion and Innovation, iNNpulsa Colombia).

Moderator: Chelsea Heywood (Marketing & Communications Manager, LANZBC Young Professionals Network).


4. Kōrerorero: Creative industries


What: The Creative Industries session showed how creative sectors are developing through innovation and ingenuity. The panel discussed a wide range of topics including the global impacts suffered by the sector during the pandemic, the connections between New Zealand and Latin America, digital technologies and virtual reality production, the increasing role of technology in all fields of art and its influence on the development of students into future professionals. 

Who: Dr. Guy Littlefair, (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Faculty Design and Creative Technologies, AUT), Kristy Grant, (Director Miramar Creative Limited), Dr. Daniele Abreu e Lim (Lecturer Wellington School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington), Dr. Miriam Ross (Programme Director in Film, Victoria University of Wellington), Mario Wynands (CEO Pik Pok), Astrid Visser (Artist and Art teacher, School of Design, Massey University)

Moderator: Marcos Mortensen Steagall (Programme Leader for Communication Design South Campus, AUT).

5. Kōrerorero: International Indigenous education 


What: A reflection on how New Zealand is setting international standards in Indigenous integration and inclusion.

Who: Dr. Moira Fortin (Lecturer in Languages and Cultures, University of Otago), Dr. Tania Ka’ai (Director of Te Ipukarea Language Institute, Te Ara Auaha, Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies, AUT University), Duane Grace (CEO of Edusystems), Natalie Lulia (Māori Business CAPEs Project Leader, University of Waikato).

Moderator: Dr. Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, University of Waikato).


6. Kōrerorero: Indigenous sustainability


What: This session's theme is 'Sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand through the lens of Māori values and culture'. How the world becomes more sustainable and its journey to achieve this is a global challenge affecting all countries and cultures. However, how each country approaches sustainability can look quite different.

Who: Dr. Pauline Harris (Senior lecturer/Pūkenga Matua, Centre for Science in Society/Pūtaiao ki te Pāpori, Victoria University of Wellington/Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui); Traci Houpapa (Award-winning company director and recognised industry leader. A trusted advisor to Māori, Government, public and private sector entities on strategic and economic development); Reece Moors (Strategic Relationships Manager for National Science Challenge and Science for Technological Innovation programmes at New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation)

Moderator: Dr. Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, University of Waikato). 

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