As a nation, our understanding of te ao Māori (the Māori world view) is maturing.
Year on year, New Zealand navigates its way through increasingly complex issues with the nuance of a country that is no longer finding its feet, but is starting to run.
In my second Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop in as many decades, the evolution of these uniquely Kiwi social and political ideas came into sharper focus.
Back in 2000, we talked about whether karakia was too Christian-based for our progressively secular nation. Now we discuss how karakia serves a role in our understanding of the spiritual world, whatever the faith.