October 11-13, 2021

He Hononga

Connecting Within and Across

Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga

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Menza Conference 2021

He Hononga: Connecting Within and Across

This year’s MENZA conference has an overarching theme of hauora where the potential of music education to support wellbeing and health will be shared and collaboratively explored.

Over the three days there will be opportunities to learn about how we can connect within ourselves through music to support wellbeing and with each other across our different sectors, subject disciplines (considering music as a means to connect across the curriculum), and across Māori and Pākeha perspectives on music education.

This year the central day of the conference, Puawaiata, will be a tangata whenua led day where indigenous music pedagogy will be centralised and explored in a generative, biculturally collaborative, space. Keynote presentations and workshops will cover music and movement, taonga puoro, purakau through music and movement, and singer-songwriting, with offerings for all sectors: Early childhood, primary, intermediate, and secondary.There will also be an opportunity at the end of this second day for Māori music educators and artists to connect with each other at a networking hui, as a way of recognising the importance of self-determining spaces for Māori to enable indigenous music/arts pedagogy to thrive in Aotearoa.

This year, the conference will be held at Tauranga Boys College in Tauranga. Watch this space for more information soon. For Further Information about the Conference contact: admin@menza.co.nz

Tauranga Boys College

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Keynote Speakers to be announced soon!



MENZA Conference 2021

11th - 13th Oct

Registration on Arrival at the Conference will be available Sunday Evening 10th Oct and Morning of Monday 11th Oct.


  • 8:00am Registration
  • 9:00 Mihi Whakatau and Welcome
  • 9:30am Morning Tea
  • 10:00am Keynote
  • 11:00am Workshop
  • 12:30pm Lunch, trade and performance
  • 1:30pm Workshop
  • 3:00pm Afternoon Tea
  • 3:30pm Workshop
  • 5pm Trade Table Networking


  • 8:00am Registration
  • 8:30am Kapa Haka Hau kainga
  • 9.30am Morning Tea
  • 10:00am Keynote
  • 11:00am Workshop
  • 12:30pm Lunch and trade and performances
  • 1:30pm Workshop
  • 3:00pm Afternoon tea
  • 3:30pm Workshop 5
  • 5pm Networking and trade tables
  • 6:30pm Conference Dinner


  • 8:00am Registration
  • 9:00am Keynote
  • 10:00am Morning Tea
  • 10:30am Workshop
  • 12:00pm lunch and trade and performances
  • 1:00pm Workshop
  • 2:30pm Poroporoaki
  • 3.00pm Conference close