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Kia ora, and warm greetings from Aotearoa, New Zealand.  I've got lots to share. I hope you find something amongst it all that's interesting, thought provoking or inspiring.

(In the meantime, thanks for your patience while this website is under construction).


Ngā mihi/ regards,                      


28 May 2018

This week, I was invited by Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato/ The University of Waikato) to participate in a survey that explores Māori perspectives on the controvesial subject of Gene Editing. Below are the s...

18 Mar 2018

Water is Life.  Without it, there can be no Life.

In August 2017 the standard of “Te Mana o te Wai” was elevated in New Zealand’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

This means that now, according to law, all councils and resource management decision-mak...

23 Dec 2017

Today in Pawarenga, I had the privilege of attending a dual event: the birthdays of two kaumātua (elders) in their 90’s, and the unveiling of the headstone of one of my treasured mentors and esteemed wahine rangatira (female leaders), Gloria Areruia Herbert.

It was a wo...

1 Dec 2017

Above: Catherine's power-point slide for her presentation to the E-Mission Possible Roundtable.

On 29 November 2017, the first “E-Mission Possible” half day Roundtable was held in Wellington.

Hosted by Motu NZ in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commissio...

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