Edmund Hillary Fellowship launch – Aotearoa New Zealand, January 27, 2017


Learn more about the Fellowship programme at: http://www.ehf.org and http://www.hillaryinstitute.com

“I Have A Dream” – Martin Luther King Jr. 1963


“Indian Givers” – Neil Young




“Hillary Institute confirms Tim Jackson as its 2016 Laureate”


Hillary Institute of International Leadership

“Ecological Economist & Playwright” Tim Jackson is the 2016 Hillary Laureate for exceptional mid-career Leadership in “Capital for Change”. Jackson, director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey (UK), is the Institute’s 7th annual, global Laureate since 2009.

HIIL - Tim Jackson


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is …” Martin Luther King, Jr


Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King, Jr

peeps - pol, In this August 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. (AP Photo:File)

1986 Polynesian Festival, Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand


Nearly 30 years ago the (then) Polynesian Festival was held for the first time in Te Waipounamu / the South Island of New Zealand. Renamed Te Matatini, this bi-annual cultural performing arts festival is returning to Ōtautahi on March 04-08th 2015.

This film clip about the 1986 Polynesian Festival includes recollections from some of the members of the Organising Committee, including my father-in-law Te Puraoterangi Parata, about their roles and responsibilities at that time. It also includes interviews with some of the 1986 performers from Waitaha and discusses their practices and performance at that time.

It seems only appropriate that my wife, Puamiria Parata-Goodall, is project managing the 2015 Te Matatini Festival; continuing the family tradition of overseeing the transmission of culture and learning and connection across the generations. Mauriora!!

I acknowledge Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for use of this footage.

“Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast” – TED: Tom Wujec