NZ Story Workshops

Workshop events coming up:

Watch this space for upcoming workshops in Otautahi (Christchurch) and Tamaki Makarau (Auckland)


Recent workshop events:
Karuwha workshop – Whangarei

David Moko and Alistair Reese (Karuwha trustees) will be leading a workshop at One Tree Point, Whangarei on 10 December 2016. The workshop will:

  • introduce the vision of Karuwha Trust (‘know the story you are a part of’)
  • sketch-out the history of early Christian missions and the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand, and the aftermath
  • explain the annual Waitangi pilgrimmage of the Trust over February commemorations
  • provide opportunities for Q & A

DATE/TIME:  Saturday 10 December 2016, 10am-3:30pm

PLACE: Lifepoint Baptist Church, 300 One Tree Point, Whangarei. Thanks to Simon Currie and the Lifepoint team for hosting us.

You can register by emailing

There is no charge for this event.

COST (door sales): $20

See the facebook event page here.

‘A journey to Parihaka’

Saturday, 21 November, 10am-1pm

Edge Kingsland (44 George St, Mt Eden, Auckland)


Dr Alistair Reese will tell his story about how he discovered the story and the place of Parihaka, and what that’s meant for understanding our past and being engaged in justice/reconciliation efforts, including with the Parihaka community.
This is a significant Aotearoa New Zealand story that is still being written.
This event/workshop also serves as an info/download session for our pilgrimage to Waitangi next February.

Email: to register and for more details.
(There is no cost for this event. Koha can be made on the day or via our website: support us.)

About Karuwha workshops:

We are passionate about understanding the New Zealand Story and making it more understood within Aotearoa NZ society.

A wise person once said, ‘without a vision, the people perish’. It is equally true to say that without an understanding of its own past, a society cannot make good decisions about its present and future. To comprehend the past of a society is to understand what makes that society tick; and it is crucial to our collective life, today and tomorrow.

But it’s more than just a here and now matter. Our history is exciting, complex, riveting, traumatic and moving in places, and hugely inspirational in others. Our NZ Story workshops are firstly about recovering the story, with understanding it. They then consider what the implications are for today, for ourselves individually, our communities, and our national life.

Workshop events will be notified on this page, and also on our facebook page.

We are also available to speak at your conference, hui, seminar or retreat. Please see the bios pages of our trustees, all experienced facilitators and hui speakers.

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