Clients – Future Search events

Restoring the mauri to Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe

A three-day wānanga was held at Te Ahu in Kaitaia at the peak of the maramataka on the 28-30th September 2023 to ignite systems change action to restore the mauri of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe.  This is a deeply spiritual and iconic coastal location of Aotearoa that is in dire need of rejuvenation. The wānanga used the Future Search method to enable a large and diverse group of voices to come together.  Co-facilitated by Lisa McNab of ngā iwi e rima o Muriwhenua, o roto i Te Hiku o Te Ika and Miranda Cassidy-O’Connell, the wānanga enabled the 88 participants to develop a common ground agreement. Details are on the wānanga page of the website of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Beach Board.

Future of Waiheke’s marine environment

The Waiheke Marine Project’s eagerly anticipated Future Search event was held 30th October to 1st November 2020 with 76 people from diverse interests coming together to find agreed ways to protect and regenerate Waiheke’s marine environment.  Miranda, trained in Future Search and a member of the global Future Search Network, co-facilitated the Waiheke event with Herearoha Skipper of Ngāti Paoa.

Rangatahi, Noa Clarkin said “The Future Search event left me feeling positively charged for the future after hearing the kōrero in the room and the diversity of voices. Our community has shown unity going forward.”

Watch a video about the event that gives an insight into the usefulness of Future Search as a powerful methodology for agreeing common ground in a complex situation.


The future of recreational fishing

The FISHinFuture Search event run in February 2013 was the first nationwide Future Search run in New Zealand. Miranda was instrumental in enabling the FISHinFuture Search event.

Listen to an interview on Radio New Zealand where Miranda and Sandra Janoff (Future Search guru from the USA) talk about Future Search and the FISHinFuture Search event.

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