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To help you understand where
Tipu Ake is different, we offer the following video
segments. These are windows Media files ranging in size
from 20 -50 Mbytes, so you will need a broadband connection
(preferably faster than 256Kb/sec) and a windows media
player or equivalent.
(Also listen to our Tipu Ake
Podcast and radio interviews on your
computer or i-Pod - To see how Tipu Ake relates to
mainstream US corporate strategic innovation thinking, Living System Thinking and Youth Empowerment )
Whaiti School Interviews (15 Mins - 37
The Principal Genevieve Doherty and Board Members
Chris Eketone and Earl Rewi, tell their school self-transformation
stories, as oral history to the TV1 Holmes Show team
(2001) and a team of AUT Communications
Students (2002). (See also the full
oral history written story)
of the the merged and expanded school - Te Kura Toitu
o Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi (14 mins - 23Mb)
Ministers of Education (Trevor Mallard) and Maori
Affairs (Parekura Horomia) bring a government contingent
to celebrate with the community the merging of Te
Whaiti and Minginui schools and extension to Level
10 classes (Jan 2004). Also video of students in their
school and community. (See also the written
report on this event)
This also includes the trip where Tourism Auckland
brought them to Auckland to perform kapahaka at the
America's Cup Media Centre and to encourage Team New
Zealand - then four sailing races down out of five
(2003). Some segments are from a TV1 One Sport interview
by Mary Durham, thanks.
Overview of the Tipu Ake Model and how it grew (30
mins - 56Mb)
An informal video taken when the Whaingaroa Environmental
group were introduced to the Tipu
Ake ki te Ora model April 2003 ( See also the
report on this event)
We suggest you have a copy of the model document
in front of you when you watch this. Please note
that this does not include the elements of poisons
( that stop the germination of anything new) and
Sunlight (energy from outside) or the concept of
teams with their noses pointing outwards ( sensing,
and forming alliances and partnerships) that are
described in their stories above but only more recently
formally added to Tipu Ake)
ORA - The ever expanding state that inspires growth
in Tipu Ake ki te Ora. (8 mins 13Mb)
Having a bold vision for the future that all can
believe in is a critical aspect of Tipu Ake ki te
Ora. . The rich Maori concept of Ora goes far beyond
its simplistic translation of "Wellbeing"
as the following vision for the future from the Waitaha
people shows. This video illustrates this with graphic
video scenes from Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi, Whaingaroa
(Raglan) and Hokianga.
.. When we raise our children with the wairua [the
spirit] to hear the plants grow and open their minds
to touch the stars; that is Waitaha.
.. When our gardens cover the nakedness of Papatuanuku
[the earth] with the peace of Rongo Marae Roa [God
of Peace] and the Kumura [our treasured sweet potato]
are abundant; that is Waitaha.
.. When the waters are shaped to nurture fish, and
birds are plentiful; that is Waitaha.
.. When Arai Te Uru [our sharing / trading canoe]
sails again and again with Kumura for the Nation;
that is Waitaha.
from "Song of Waitaha", Page 133
Applying Tipu Ake Tools in Organisations: (25
mins - 42 Mb)
1: Organisational Benefits: describing the benefits
of its application to support projects, governance
and cross organisational teamwork. (3 mins)
2. Examples of using the Tipu Ake Organisational
self assessment tool to generate discussion that helps
recognise and control potentially team destroying
pest behaviours and instead encourages those that
help grow effective, innovative and living organisations.
This self assessment is done using collective sensing
- a process where the group captures information from
outside itself and processes it collectively to ensure
that any decision outcome is not distorted by personal
baggage and opinions. The video conveys methods and
tips for doing this.
Informally captured with Darl Kolb's Masters class
" The Change Agent" at The
University of Auckland, and with the Whaingaroa
Environment Group ( voluntary community organisation)
in Raglan (April 03)
3. Participant reflection on the self assessment
process. (8 mins)
Reflecting on the organisational self assessment
processes to reinforce the implications of these
learnings and their ability to help grow effective
and radical teams.
4. Using the Tipu Ake ki te Ora visioning tools (4
These apply the concept of ORA (beyond wellbeing)
and other practical team tools to help support The
Natural Step concepts of backcasting from the future,
as opposed to strategic planning by forecasting
from the present
An interactive workshop with the Whaingaroa Environment
Group in Raglan which merged their experience and
thinking about growing community sustainability
projects with the organic concepts of Tipu Ake .
This later spearheaded the approach adopted for
4. Understanding the concept of Koha (2 mins)
A Maori trading convention based on reciprocal
gifting and trust. In this context it is the way
in which recipients can acknowledge the outcomes
they get from applying Tipu Ake. It can be by sharing
skills knowledge, networks or resources. (see koha)
at Whaingaroa - a radical approach to local community
sustainability programs (20 mins - 32 Mb)
Te Whaiti students visit members of the Whaingaroa
Environment Group in Raglan where many people share
their understanding of the Maori concept of Kaitiakitanga
and the responsible it demands of us to preserve
our world and its treasure for future generations.
(See also the written
report on the trip and also what a Canadain
Sustainability writer discovered about
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DVDs FOR SALE
A DVD "Growing Aotearoa Sustainably - Tipu Ake and Kaitiakitanga in Action" containing the above and more is available from: The Secretary, Te Kura Toitu o Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi, PO Box 3013, Te Whaiti, via Rotorua. Cost a cheque of $50 to help raise funds for the school.
Also available from there is a two DVD set covering the Hunter Lovins tour www.kaitiakitanga.net/hunterlovins Cost $100
See also a videoclip by Paul Hawken that highlights what Tipu Ake is a part of.
"Blessed Unrest - How the largest movement in the world came into being ... and no-one saw it coming"
TED.com has video on range of themes http://www.ted.com/index.php/themes/atoz