Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

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In September 1951, some 90 women delegates, representing the founding branches of what is now known as the Maori Women’s Welfare League, assembled at Wellington’s Ngati Poneke Hall at the Inaugural Conference. A constitution was formally adopted and Princess Te Puea Herangi accepted an invitation to become patroness of the newly constituted League. Whina (later Dame Whina), Cooper was elected President of the League. A new executive took up office. 

The Maori Women’s Welfare League – Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora – was the first national Maori organisation to be formed, it was also the first to provide Maori women with a forum in which their concerns could be aired, brought to a wider national audience and placed before the policy-makers of the day. 

Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc), is an organisation that adheres to Maori traditional values and concepts which are reflected in management principles and practices to aspire to a vision while achieving set goals and objectives. Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora today continues to be a formidable voice for Maori people throughout New Zealand with branches well established in Australia, and formerly, London and Hawaii. 

There are more than 3000 members of Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora today who operate on the same kaupapa (basis) as those who started in 1951. Namely, to improve the wealth of Maori, be that spiritually, social wellbeing or economically. Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora has initiated many programmes and plans to assist Maori to reclaim their tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) as a people taking control of their own destiny. 

Nga Puu Korero speech competitions - Waimanea Nuri

Waimanea Nuri delivers his speech at the Nga Puu Korero speech competitions at the MWWL conference in Whangarei.

National MP Jo Hayes addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Jo Hayes is the third of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

Louisa Wall addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Louisa Wall is the second of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

Nanaia Mahuta addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Nanaia Mahuta is the first of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

Another chat with Mere Mangu

We talk with Mere Mangu from the Māori Womens Welfare League conference in Whangarei.

Louisa Wall from the Māori Women’s Welfare League conference

Ngawai chats with Louisa Wall Labour MP and member of the Tamaki Makaurau MWWL

E toru ngā kaikōrero - MWWL Conference 2015

We chat with Jules Susich Lisa McNab & Roimata Reid from the Māori Womens Welfare League Conference in held in Whangarei.

Ripeka Evans from the Māori Womens Welfare League

Ripeka Evans talks with Te Hiku at the Māori Womens Welfare League Conference held in Whangarei.

Prue Kapua National President of the Māori Womens Welfare League

A chat with Prue Kapua at the Maori Women's Welfare League Conference in Whangarei.

A chat with Mere Mangu at the MWWL conference

Maryann Mere Mangu chats with Ngawai & Peter-Lucas at the Māori Womens Welfare League conference in Whangarei.

E whā ngā kaikōrero - MWWL Conference 2015

A chat with PJ Devonshire, Caren Rangi, Waimanea Nuri & Heria Temoana at the Maori Women's Welfare League Conference.

Pīhopa Kito Pikaahu & Ann Dysart at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Kito Pikaahu & Ann Dysart at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Sharon Harrison & Kitty Bennett at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Sharon Harrison & Kitty Bennett at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Reremoana Renata and Whaea Hokimoana at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Reremoana Renata and Hokimoana at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Wairihi Hetaraka at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

A quick chat with Wairihi Hetaraka at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Ian Peters at the Maori Women's Welfare League conference.

A quick chat with Ian Peters at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Opening Address - Patron, Makau Ariki Atawhai

Makau Ariki Atawhai delivers her opening address at the Māori Women's Welfare League Congerence

Opening Address - National President Prue Kapua

National Māori Women's Welfare League President Prue Kapua delivers her opening address.

Taipari Munro - Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko I te Ora

Pōwhiri mō Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau ma rua mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau ma rua mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau ma tahi mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau ma tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua iwa mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua iwa mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Hori Taipari

Kai kōrero tua waru mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua whitu mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua whitu mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua ono mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua ono mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Wairangi Jones

Kai kōrero tua rima mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - John Maihi

Kai kōrero tua whā mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Archdeacon Richard Wallace

Kai kōrero tua toru mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Hone Paitai - Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Fred Tito

Kai kōrero tua tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Māori Women's Welfare League - Mere Simons

A quick chat with Mere Simons at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Hinemoa Huata at the Māori Women's Welfare League Conference

A kōrero with Hinemoa Huata at the MWWL Conference in Whangarei

Carl McLean speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Carl McLean

Matiu Rakena speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Matiu Rakena

Joyce Tīpene speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Joyce Tīpene

Pa Ariki and Kataraina O'Brien speak with Amber Smith

Interview with Pa Ariki and Kataraina O'Brien

Kaye-Maree Dunn speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Kaye-Maree Dunn

Moe Milne speaks with Ngāwai Herewini

Interview with Moe Milne during the live broadcast.

Marama Parore speaks with Peter-Lucas Jones

Interview with Marama Parore

Teresa Tepānia speaks with Peter-Lucas Jones

Interview with Teresa Tepānia

Materoa speaks with Peter-Lucas

Interview with Materoa Dodd

Live Stream 63rd conference of The Maori Womens Welfare Leauge

Te Hiku Media Live Stream of the 63rd conference of The Maori Womens Welfare Leauge

Broadcast Schedule for the MWWL National Conference

View or download our broadcast schedule for the 2015 Māori Women's Welfare League Conference.

Live Broadcast of the 63rd Annual National MWWL Conference

Te Hiku Media will live stream the Māori Women's Welfare League's National Conference.

National MP Jo Hayes addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Jo Hayes is the third of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

Louisa Wall addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Louisa Wall is the second of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

Nanaia Mahuta addresses the Maori Womens Welfare League

Nanaia Mahuta is the first of the Maori women MP's to address the MWWL conference held in Whangarei.

E toru ngā kaikōrero - MWWL Conference 2015

We chat with Jules Susich Lisa McNab & Roimata Reid from the Māori Womens Welfare League Conference in held in Whangarei.

Another chat with Mere Mangu

We talk with Mere Mangu from the Māori Womens Welfare League conference in Whangarei.

Louisa Wall from the Māori Women’s Welfare League conference

Ngawai chats with Louisa Wall Labour MP and member of the Tamaki Makaurau MWWL

Ripeka Evans from the Māori Womens Welfare League

Ripeka Evans talks with Te Hiku at the Māori Womens Welfare League Conference held in Whangarei.

Prue Kapua National President of the Māori Womens Welfare League

A chat with Prue Kapua at the Maori Women's Welfare League Conference in Whangarei.

A chat with Mere Mangu at the MWWL conference

Maryann Mere Mangu chats with Ngawai & Peter-Lucas at the Māori Womens Welfare League conference in Whangarei.

E whā ngā kaikōrero - MWWL Conference 2015

A chat with PJ Devonshire, Caren Rangi, Waimanea Nuri & Heria Temoana at the Maori Women's Welfare League Conference.

Pīhopa Kito Pikaahu & Ann Dysart at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Kito Pikaahu & Ann Dysart at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Sharon Harrison & Kitty Bennett at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Sharon Harrison & Kitty Bennett at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Reremoana Renata and Whaea Hokimoana at the MWWL Conference

A quick chat with Reremoana Renata and Hokimoana at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Wairihi Hetaraka at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

A quick chat with Wairihi Hetaraka at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Ian Peters at the Maori Women's Welfare League conference.

A quick chat with Ian Peters at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Māori Women's Welfare League - Mere Simons

A quick chat with Mere Simons at the Māori Women's Welfare League conference.

Hinemoa Huata at the Māori Women's Welfare League Conference

A kōrero with Hinemoa Huata at the MWWL Conference in Whangarei

Nga Puu Korero speech competitions - Waimanea Nuri

Waimanea Nuri delivers his speech at the Nga Puu Korero speech competitions at the MWWL conference in Whangarei.

Opening Address - Patron, Makau Ariki Atawhai

Makau Ariki Atawhai delivers her opening address at the Māori Women's Welfare League Congerence

Opening Address - National President Prue Kapua

National Māori Women's Welfare League President Prue Kapua delivers her opening address.

Taipari Munro - Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko I te Ora

Pōwhiri mō Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau ma rua mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau ma rua mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau ma tahi mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau ma tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tekau mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tekau mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua iwa mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua iwa mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Hori Taipari

Kai kōrero tua waru mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua whitu mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua whitu mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua ono mō te pōwhiri

Kai kōrero tua ono mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Wairangi Jones

Kai kōrero tua rima mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - John Maihi

Kai kōrero tua whā mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Archdeacon Richard Wallace

Kai kōrero tua toru mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Hone Paitai - Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Kai kōrero tua tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Pohiri Day - Fred Tito

Kai kōrero tua tahi mō te pōwhiri a Te Rōpū Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora

Live Stream 63rd conference of The Maori Womens Welfare Leauge

Te Hiku Media Live Stream of the 63rd conference of The Maori Womens Welfare Leauge

Live Broadcast of the 63rd Annual National MWWL Conference

Te Hiku Media will live stream the Māori Women's Welfare League's National Conference.

Carl McLean speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Carl McLean

Matiu Rakena speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Matiu Rakena

Joyce Tīpene speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Joyce Tīpene

Pa Ariki and Kataraina O'Brien speak with Amber Smith

Interview with Pa Ariki and Kataraina O'Brien

Kaye-Maree Dunn speaks with Amber Smith

Interview with Kaye-Maree Dunn

Moe Milne speaks with Ngāwai Herewini

Interview with Moe Milne during the live broadcast.

Marama Parore speaks with Peter-Lucas Jones

Interview with Marama Parore

Teresa Tepānia speaks with Peter-Lucas Jones

Interview with Teresa Tepānia

Materoa speaks with Peter-Lucas

Interview with Materoa Dodd

Broadcast Schedule for the MWWL National Conference

View or download our broadcast schedule for the 2015 Māori Women's Welfare League Conference.