Voices in the Room
Episode Four: Te Rōpu Poa
Te Rōpu Poa is a woman of seemingly endless talents – and roles.
She leads Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi and is a stalwart champion for health issues, resource management and more for Māori across the north of New Zealand and beyond.
Taking a big-picture view of health that goes beyond physical and mental aspects to incorporate housing, whānau and community, she speaks to Te Tuhi Robust about the impacts of COVID-19 on people, on her multiple leadership roles and on the ever-present water crisis.
Episode Five: Tracey Simeon32:38In our fifth episode, Te Tuhi Robust speaks to Tracey Simeon - current Principal of Tautoro School in Tai Tokerau, and formerly of Kaikohe West School. Here, she discusses the way schools operate under COVID, the lack of support for Māori students in the wake of COVID-19, and her own experience with Springboard Trust.
Episode Three: Dr Marise Stuart33:00"They'll talk about unhealthy housing all day long, and they'll talk about poverty all day long,but they'll never do anything about it"Te Tuhi Robust is joined by Dr Marise Stuart: Fulbright scholar, social justice and climate advocate and Director at Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust, among endless other roles - covering everything from solar panel projects to systemic inequity to the WHO being overturned.
Episode Two: Renata Tane19:36Former Principal at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe speaks to Te Tuhi Robust about his extensive background in education in New Zealand, the ways in which Māori are let down by the current education system and missionary schools.Please note - the introduction to this episode is in Te Reo Māori.
Episode 1: Paul Murphy32:48For our first episode of Voices in the Room, academic Te Tuhi Robust speaks to Paul Murphy, former principal at Kedgley Intermediate. Covering the impacts of COVID-19's first wave on New Zealand learners, particularly those in low-income families, it is essential listening for all interested in education.