Pre-Meeting Workshops

Saturday 12 October

Cultural Safety Hīkoi – A Journey of Pōneke

Experience a unique journey through Pōneke (Wellington) with renowned RANZCOG Kaumātua, Luke Crawford, and He Hono Wāhine. This immersive workshop is designed to enrich your understanding of cultural safety, connection to whenua (land), local iwi pūrākau (myth, story), and Māori history.

Workshop Highlights:

Cultural Safety and Health Connection: Explore the intersection of Pōneke’s history, the Meihana Model, and cultural safety in health. Gain valuable insights that bridge cultural understanding with health practices.

Engaging hosts: Matua Luke Crawford and He Hono Wāhine will be your dynamic hosts, providing expert perspectives and facilitating a seamless journey through the rich cultural tapestry of Pōneke.

Late Morning Adventure: Begin your haerenga with a late morning start, meeting at Tākina before embarking on a bus adventure that combines historical insights, cultural connections, and a touch of tourism.

Mount Victoria Exploration: The first stop takes you up Mount Victoria, where Matua Luke will unravel migration stories into Wellington Harbour. Dive into mythological history while connecting these narratives to the Meihana Model.

Wharewaka Gathering: Journey back to Wharewaka for a deep dive into kai, tikanga, and karakia. Explore the Meihana Model’s hiwi representation, engaging in activities that strengthen your connection to Māori culture.

Pōneke Māori Landmarks Tour: Enjoy a bus tour highlighting Pōneke’s Māori landmarks, kura kaupapa, papa kainga, and the picturesque harbour. Delve into the significance of ngā roma moana in the Meihana Model with local insights and stories

For our Australian delegates – This hīkoi is all about levelling up your cultural safety and becoming even better at patient-centred care. You’ll be diving into the unique world of Pōneke Māori culture and history, but the insights you’ll hear apply to all Indigenous peoples. By exploring the Meihana Model in a different cultural context, you’ll gain fresh perspectives, and get ready to boost your care and connect with your patients of all cultures on a deeper level, while seeing the sights of beautiful Wellington.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore how learning about Indigenous cultures, histories, and experiences can make healthcare more welcoming and supportive for everyone.
  2. Use the Meihana Model to identify cultural, social, and historical factors that influence health outcomes and use this to provide care that fits their needs.
  3. Discover ways to work closely with Indigenous patients, respecting their world view, values, and strengths.
  4. Reflect on what we know, what we don’t know, and how we feel about Indigenous cultures, so we can learn and grow as healthcare providers.


Date and Time

Saturday 12 October


Suitable for


RANZCOG Associates (Procedural/Adv Procedural)

CPD Affiliates





Morning Tea and Lunch

CPD Hours

4 hours (2 hours Educational Activities, 2 hours Performance Review)

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