Mauri Ora

Mauri Ora

The Metrics of Flourishing

Mauri Ora
Sir Mason Durie

Compass Seminars is delighted to bring you the opportunity to spend a day with Sir Mason Durie who will discuss a range of topics relating to principles for working with Māori and Māori development. Sir Mason speaks with a freshness and clarity of understanding, if you have been fortunate enough to hear him speak before you will know that this is an opportunity not to be missed. 

Regardless of whether your professional focus is on prevention, promotion, treatment, education, rehabilitation or development, well-being is ultimately dependent upon the dynamic interaction of people with each other and with the wider cultural, social, economic, political and physical environments in which people live. Sir Mason will unwrap how Māori wellbeing is the product of these combined forces acting on the past and present experiences so that future prospects can be enhanced.

Some of the key areas that will be discussed include: 

  • Mauri Ora, Mauri Noho – flourishing and languishing
  • Te Pae Mahutonga - Navigating towards health and wellbeing
  • Oranga whanau – family foundations for health and wellbeing
  • He Huarahi Oranga – best outcomes for therapeutic encounters
  • Kawa Oranga – addressing contemporary environments
  • He Ara Oranga – pathways to mental health and wellness
  • Whakawatea te Ara – paradigm shifts for health and wellbeing
  • The application of Māori perspectives to therapeutic interventions

Sir Mason will be speaking about issues that are relevant to all professionals working in health, welfare, education and community settings.

Sir Mason Durie is from Rangitane, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Raukawa.  He is a medical practitioner and specialist psychiatrist and has held the positions of Professor of Māori Studies and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey University.  He has particular interests in health, education, indigenous advancement, mental health care and Māori development.  He has served on a number of Boards and Trusts, including the Families Commission, Secondary Futures, Te Papa Tongarewa, the Foundation for Research Science and Technology, the National Health Committee, the Mental Health Foundation, the Alcohol & Liquor Advisory Council, the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Māori Health, the Whānau Ora Governance Group and the Mental Health Foundation.  He was knighted in 2010 for his contributions to Public Health and especially to Māori Health. 

If Alert Level 2 restrictions are still in place on November 6th we will be limited to only 100 delegates in attendance at this training. As we are expecting more than 100 people to register for this seminar we have booked an overflow date of Friday November 13th to run this seminar again (a week later at the same venue).   If it looks like we will still be at Level 2 a week before the seminar you could be contacted and advised that you have been moved across to the overflow event in the interests of complying with the gatherings restrictions. We recommend that you block out both dates (November 6th and November 13th) in your diary when you register that way if it is necessary to transfer you to the overflow date it will already be clear for you. If we are in Level 1 the overflow date will not be needed as we can host a larger group at this alert level.


175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North

Plenty of parking should be available in the surrounding streets. 

There is timed parking available out the front of the hotel on Cuba Street and along Lombard Street.

Campbell Street on the left hand side of the hotel has free parking as well as a pay and display option.

"Great Seminar, very thought provoking. I learnt some excellent things to take away to apply to my work and my life. I loved Mason's sense of humour!"

Community Mental Health Nurse


"An excellent presentation. The awareness that I have gained of culturally specific values and their application in my work is precious indeed. Thank-you for opening wide the window of Maori Psychology which will be of great value in my work"

Psychology Lecturer


"Excellent Presentation. Very thorough and helped increase my awareness of  Maori and the Marae. Mason was so enlightening"

Counselling Student


"Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was a fantastic day. I am so chuffed to finally get to hear Mason in person. His expertise and knowledge in this area are amazing"

Employment Advisor


"I'm so glad I came to this workshop. I've been to a lot of training on working with Maori clients, but this was by far the most useful. The concepts that Mason presented helped to tie all the scraps of knowledge that I have previously acquired together in a way that will assist me greatly in my work"

Social Worker

Date: Friday 6th November 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Distinction Hotel Palmerston North
Address: 175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North
Lunch & Tea Break Catering
Workshop Notes Provided
Certificate Provided
Bookshop at Seminar
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  • $259.00 incl GST
  • Ex Tax: $225.22