Celebrating our three tikanga richness as we move forward
AWSC Council and Links gathered for two very interesting days of sharing experience, leadership training, theological reflection, personal growth, and local facilitation.
The setting was the hospitable St Francis Retreat Centre, in Hillsborough, Auckland, right beside the beautiful old Pah homestead and Monte Cecilia Park. Council and Links worked together to construct the program for the Provincial Leadership Hui to be held 13-16 October 2021, in the Waikato. It was an exciting and creative process
Present back row: Val Riches, Council for tikanga Pakeha; Jean Palmer, alternate Link for Nelson Diocese; Steph Clay, Link for Christchurch Diocese; Helen Roud, Convenor and Council for tikanga Pakeha.
Middle row: Mila Fong Toy, alternate Council for tikanga Polynesia; Tapita Ching, Link for Diocese of Te Waipounamu; Tulimata’i Smith, alternate Link for Archdeaconry of Samoa; Deb Cole, Link for Hui Amoranga o Te Taitokerau; Heather Riches, Link for Diocese of Waikato; Ceridwyn Parr, Administrator for AWSC.
Front: Bettina Maxwell, Council for tikanga Maori; Jenny Campbell, Link for Diocese of Dunedin, Kura Andrews, Link for Hui AmorangiTe Upoko o te Ika; Jenny Quince, Link for Hui Amorangi o te Taitokerau.
Absent from photo: Nyasha Gumbeze, Link for Diocese of Auckland
Present by Zoom: Zita Reid, Council for Diocese of Polynesia, Kelera Oli, Council for tikanga Polynesia; Adi Tuidama, Link for Archdeaconry of Fiji; Ruihana Paenga, Council for tikanga Maori; Tessa Tamihere, Link for Hui Amorangi o te Tairawhiti;, Akanesi Folau, Link for Archdeaconry of Tonga.
Apologies: Kaye Dyer, Link for Diocese of Nelson; Raumiria McRoberts, Link for Hui Amorangi o te Manawa o te Wheke.
Crafting our Leadership Hui 2021 was the prime objective of the meeting. You can read about that elsewhere.
Two hightlights of the gathering were the Enneagram, and Pechakucha.
The Enneagram is a well founded tool for self understanding, spiritual growth and effective group relations. Revd Val Riches led the assembled Council and Links in an engrossing, entertaining and educational exploration of the nine types. You can see and hear more about the Enneagram on https://www.theenneagramjourney.org/
Pechakucha is a fantastic way of communicating fascinating information in a very short time. The AWSC includes Pechakucha in most gatherings, as it draws people together, gives an opportunity to craft a snappy presentation, and reveals how talented we are as women.
PechaKucha is a story telling format From the Japanese word for ‘chit chat’.
PechaKucha celebrates the unique stories we all have to tell, and gives a platform to a wide range of people, to speak on a diversity of topics.
Presenters share creative work or speak about passion topics as travels, research projects, student projects, hobbies, collections, a work, theology, spirituality focus, or other interests.
Each speaker has five minutes, maximum, and up to 10 slides to talk about/share something you love doing, or are passionate/enthusiastic about.
The purpose to is enjoy learning something about each other,in a relaxed way. You can just talk, or show something, or use powerpoint.
Pecha Kucha topics with AWSC have included The delights of keeping Chickens, Wonder Woman as a role model, Hildegard of Bingen, the Spirituality and Landscape of the Marlborough Sounds, Climate Change and Conservation, Spiritual Direction and Horses, and Foster children .
Where People Use PechaKucha:
PechaKucha Nights. People share hilarious, heartwarming, tear-jerking PechaKucha presentations at brick & mortar venues around the world. And when we say people — we really mean anyone with something to say can present. No professional public speakers here. Audiences at PK Nights range from 50 to 5,000. Creative. Connective. Authentic. Memorable. FUN!