NZSTA 2024 Symposium – Ngā Hononga

All Day

Te Wananga o Raukawa, Otaki Campus

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The symposium will use wānanga based learning experiences as well as provide learning opportunities that are evidence based and relevant to clinical practice.
Further information to follow.

We want members to be excited to come to the symposium, to feel safe when they are there and to go away energized and with motivation for clinical practice. 

WHEN: 21-22 October 2024


WHERE: Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki - Te Ara ā Tāwhaki (auditorium)


COST: NZSTA member $300, non member $600, SLT student $100 (ticket prices include gst and full board)


  • Be inspired by innovative clinical practice across a range of speech-language therapy practice
  • Be immersed in a powhiri, noho and poroporaki, and learn the tikanga associated with these experiences 
  • Shape your professional identity by deepening your understanding of the origins of our association and speech-language therapy as a profession 
  • Learn waiata, how and when to use them in your workplace
  • Attend to your broader hauora (health/wellbeing) with activities throughout the two days that respond to the four walls of Te Whare Tapa Wha.



The symposium will open with a powhiri to welcome us and close with a poroporoaki. You will be supported by our kaumātua, Matua Rukingi, to understand and follow the tikanga (protocols) of this space. Please ensure your travel arrangements allow you to be on-site in Ōtaki by 9 am and that you can stay until at least 3.30 pm on Tuesday. 


Throughout your time in Ōtaki, you will have the opportunity to be immersed in the wānanga environment, learn more about the whakapapa (history/origins) of our Association and our profession, listen to uplifting and inspiring speakers, as well as whakawhanaungatanga (building connections) with your fellow attendees as we share kai, kōrero, and space together.


Accommodation is on-site and will consist of a combination of dorm-room-style single beds and noho marae style for those comfortable sleeping in a shared wharenui space. You are obviously welcome to book accommodation off-site, but you are strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to immerse yourself in this experience. Please bring your own towels and sleeping bag.


A draft programme will be published in mid-August, but this is an opportunity not to be missed.