Open Collective
Open Collective
June 2023 Update
Published on February 18, 2024 by Te Waiora Wanoa-Sundgren


1. Ngā Kaupapa Whakanui - Celebrating

Starting New Suitcase Design

are thrilled to announce that we have started discussions around designing a new solar suitcase for Aotearoa! Our team has come together and we can't wait to share with you the behind-the-scenes process and the final product. Stay tuned for updates and reach out if you would like to get involved.

Development of Marautanga Māori

We are excited to share with you that, in collaboration with our partner kura (school), Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai i Rangiatea, the We Share Solar program is currently being developed into Te Reo Māori. We are excited to see the final product and to work with the whānau (family) of Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai i Rangiatea. Watch this space as we share more details. Karawhuia... Let's go!

EHF Fellow Hui

Sarah had a lovely time in Wellington for the EHF Hui recently and was delighted to host some of the Fellows in Ōtautahi Christchurch as well.
Here's what she had to say:

“It was a great privilege to connect in the spirit of ako - teaching and learning, together as one. A great reminder of the power of our collective impact in Aotearoa and globally when we embrace a kaupapa Māori approach to solutions.”  

 2. Ngā akonga - Learning 

 Mānawatia a Matariki - Honour, Acknowledge and Welcome in Mātariki

This Friday the 14th of July, Aotearoa will celebrate Matariki.
Below is a short video with Dr. Rangi Matamua explaining what Matariki is. The video highlights the importance of coming together as people to celebrate our identity and welcoming in the new year.

Click this link to watch the video -

Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance

We also have a short 12-minute short film that highlights the work of Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance, a conservation initiative in New Zealand's South Island. The film showcases how the Alliance has expanded and established connections between various conservation projects. Their efforts aim to achieve significant restoration gains on a landscape scale.