Home Birth Aotearoa Hui & Conference 2022

About the Event

29th & 30th October.
Narrows Landing. 431 Airport Road, Hamilton 3282.

Saturday Conference: 8.30 AM – 4.00 PM
Key note speakers, workshops, information tables, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea. Opportunity for a drink from the bar and networking after the conference ends.

Sunday Hui: 8.30 AM – 4.00 PM
Kei a wai ceremony, te tiriti o waitangi/cultural competency workshop, Home Birth Aotearoa AGM, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Meet the Speakers

Our keynote speakers and expert panel speakers are all knowledgeable wāhine Māori as it was important for us to be prioritizing the voices of tangata whenua. These incredible women all have a passion for traditional Māori practices and knowledge.

Dr Ngahuia Murphy

E ruku i te hu o te whiu a rukuroa. The deepest enlightenment is endurance.

Join Dr Ngahuia Murphy in a dynamic presentation discussing Kurawaka, the reproductive power of wāhine and our enduring relationships with the Atua wāhine.

Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan


Hinewirangi teaches in New Zealand and abroad, conducting workshops on all aspects of Māori philosophies of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Her areas of expertise include traditional Māori parenting and healing using music, Taonga Puoro to ‘Sing the soul back into being’.

Dr Naomi Simmonds

Birthing and whenua: reclaiming place-based birthing knowledges and practices.

Drawing from land-based learning, Naomi’s work brings together whenua, whānau and whakapapa.

Dr Moerangi Tamati


Moerangi’s interests include improving access to healthcare for Māori women, as well as reclaiming and reviving tikanga Māori in pregnancy and birth.  Outside of this mahi, she spends time with her whanau – partner Reagan and 3-year-old daughter, Kōkōwai.

Libby Gray

Taonga Pūoro Workshop

One of Libby’s priorities is to inspire wāhine Māori to reconnect & sustain their own healing and birthing traditions during pregnancy in the hope of embedding these ancestral knowledges for future generations.

Joanne Teina

Hine Tu, Hine Ora

Jo’s kōrero is a snippet from the training she does for PADA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aoteroa).

About the Organizers

Waikato Home Birth Association committee are organising this event with the guidance and support of the Hapū Wānanga team. This event is funded by Waikato Home Birth Association, Home Birth Aotearoa, NZCOM Waikato and Trust Waikato.

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