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The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare

ONLINE WORKSHOP | Explore the reality of the Treaty, the issues it presents for healthcare, and its implications for practitioners and services in the broader healthcare setting.



The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a founding document of Aotearoa. This workshop encourages participants with little or no previous knowledge to explore the reality of the Treaty, the issues it presents for healthcare and its implications for practitioners and services in the broader healthcare setting.

This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Develop a balanced overview and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Explore the meaning of Te Tiriti and identify some of the common and less common myths and facts

  • Understand some of the key issues in healthcare presented by Te Tiriti

  • Process the implications of Te Tiriti in your own healthcare context

  • Articulate how you are/will apply Te Tiriti in your own healthcare context

Let's Get Real

  • Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs

  • Working with Whānau

  • Working with Māori

  • Working within Communities

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Lee Tutuki Te Wharau 


Lee has worked as a Māori health promoter, held advisory roles on engagement with Māori and contributed to strategic directions both nationally and regionally. She is currently working with the new Equity & Diversity team for the Canterbury & West Coast DHBs.


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)


You will need

  • Headset and Microphone

  • Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)

  • Stable broadband connection 

Minimum System Requirements

  • As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.

Operating System
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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