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Te Pūaha Talks, our 2022 programme of free online capability building webinars, offers a range of learning opportunities for not-for-profits.

“This year’s programme covers communications and marketing, evaluation, hauora, and climate action,” CSI Kaihautu Karinia Lee says. “We are delighted Foundation North has agreed to fund the programme, following the success of our Kia Whiti Tonu online workshops in 2020 and 2021. The Kia Whiti Tonu series were developed in response to the need for capability and capacity building needs identified by community organisations in the COVID-19 impact survey.

“Te Pūaha Talks meets the needs we are seeing in the community sector now and will encourage participants to draw on the wealth of resources available through Te Pūaha O Te Ako as our knowledge hub. 

“All sessions are focused on practical “hands on” learning and include a take home kete of resources such as templates and further reading so participants can build their knowledge and apply what they learn to their own community organisation or area of practice.”

Links to the resources from completed events, and information on upcoming events, are listed below. If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list and be notified of further Te Pūaha Talks, please email

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Te Pūaha Talks - hauora wānanga for Matariki

Registrations are open for our Te Pūaha Talks series of online Unu Ora wānanga on hauora, leading in to Matariki.

Matariki is a time to come together, to reflect on the past year, our challenges, our triumphs, on those that have passed on, and on all that it brought us. It is a time to reset. The wānanga will provide us with the quiet space and the time to nurture ourselves and our hauora, and to be aspirational with our goals and ambitions for the year ahead.

The wānanga, which are made possible with funding from Foundation North, will be facilitated by CSI associate Tuihana Ohia. Over the series, Tuihana will take us through a series of reflective practices to draw out and bring us into a space to consider our taonga, pūmanawa and the magic of our tupuna, ancestors. It will be a process of navigation and discovery and an opportunity for rediscovery and rejuvenation of our wellbeing.

While each session is available as a standalone learning event, Tuihana hopes as many people as possible will be able to participate in all three wānanga.

  • Session 1: Thursday 9 June 2022 10.00-11.30am
  • Session 2: Monday 13 June 2022 10.00-11.30am
  • Session 3: Wednesday 22 June 2022 10.00-11.30am

Places are limited to 100 max/session. Click here to register

    Te Pūaha Talks - online resources from previous events

Social Media for social impact

Presented by Kirsten Matthew, mastermind behind public relations agency, Mabel Maguire, this workshop was designed for staff and volunteers responsible for social media posting and management for community organisations. The session looked at how participants could use their organisation’s values and audiences to design a social media strategy that will help them to grow organically on social media platforms. A recording of the session, Powerpoint presentation and associated resources can be found is now available.

Coming up

Details on further Te Pūaha Talks will be released in June. These will include three workshops on aspects of evaluation, two more communications sessions, and a workshop that will help community organisations and other not-for-profits to develop their own climate action plans.

If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list and be notified of further Te Pūaha Talks, please email