Heeni Hoterene

Heeni Hoterene

Heeni Hoterene
Ngati Hine, Nga Puhi, Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga, Ngai Tahu ki kaikoura

Biography

Current projects:

  • Te Hononga community centre build, Kawakawa
  • Ngati Hine papakainga housing development, Taitokerau
  • Robotic technology and whareuku (rammed earth housing

Expert at moving conceptual into actual!

Whaia te Pae tawhiti kia tata, whaia te pae tata kia maua kia tina

Practioner, Designer and apprentice porridge maker at Motatau Kohanga reo. I am an expert at translating traditional knowledge to be used in a modern day practical world.  I use these skills to work towards building tinorangatiratanga-independence. It’s relatively easy to to build houses, building communities and whanau however is intricate work!

Live broadcaster Te Reo Maori, researcher, organic international rep for the slow food movement.

Tokowha o aku tamatiki. Wahine whai mana ahau, I live independently on my ancestral lands in Motatau.

I believe in collaboration. I am an environmental activist that believes the benefits of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be enjoyed by all.

#whareuku #maramataka www.manawhenua.com

Transforming Communities: Papakainga/Community Housing.

How can living on your papakainga be transformative and what are the challenges and opportunities that can arise for living differently and for living as Māori?

Heeni will facilitate an interactive presentation on how living on papakainga may empower individuals and whanau to achieve success.