Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum: Hear the Stories of This Place with Ihaia Puketapu, Oral Historian

Thursday 25 November, 7.30am - 9.00am

Hutt Valley High School


We are delighted to welcome local oral historian Ihaia Puketapu to a Loop Breakfast to share his knowledge of the history of the Wellington region.  This session will be of interest to secondary and primary teachers who want to increase their understanding of the stories of this region.

Session content and purpose:

With the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum shifting the focus of how rangatahi learn to include an understanding of themselves in time and place, teachers need opportunities to hear and learn the stories and histories of our area for themselves.  Ihaia Puketapu joins us as a ‘story-teller’ for a session which will give classroom teachers a chance to develop and deepen their own knowledge of the stories of our area.

Ihaia Puketapu:

Ihaia Puketapu has iwi affiliations to ​​Te Ati Awa, Ngati Ruapani, and Ngai Tuhoe, and is based at the papakainga in Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt.  He has a BA in Maori Resource Management from Victoria University, and is well known as a local carver and oral historian.


Registration process:

Space in this session is limited.   Please complete the registration form as your expression of interest in attending.  Once your form has been received, you will be notified via email confirming whether you have a place in the session, or whether you are on the waiting list. 

Attendance at this session is free of charge for the staff of Loop schools.  A light breakfast will be provided.   

Please click here to register, ASAP: Breakfast Registration Form