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CANTERBURY: Transforming HR in Aotearoa

About our Presenters

Karli Te Aotonga, Manager Ao Māori Capability, Ministry of Education

Karli whakapapa connections are to Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru.

She has extensive leadership experience in strategic HR, OD and customer service-centred design and delivery.

Karli is a chartered member (CMHRNZ), National Board Director and facilitator of Transforming HRM Aotearoa for HRNZ, and is a member of Tūhono Pou Tāngata (Public Service Māori HR) and the National Advisory Board for Gender Tick NZ. She holds a bachelors degree in business management (HRM), masters degree in Māori and Indigenous Leadership and is currently studying towards a PhD Māori Studies concentrated on restorative early intervention in employment relations for the public service sector.

Karli is committed to the kaupapa of transformational change and culture within all workplaces of Aotearoa through bicultural and kaupapa Māori HR leadership principles and values.

She is māmā to three boys Cobey, Wiremu Te Awarua and Tūterangi-Te Ramaapakura – her life’s inspiration.

With thanks to our Sponsor

Duncan Cotterill’s specialist employment team is one of the biggest in New Zealand and works across the country assisting clients navigate their employment and health and safety issues. We believe the best advice is given by analysing the people involved, the situations at hand and the wider context of your business objectives. We help employers of all sizes, from owner / operators and SMEs to multinationals and senior executives, with the full range of employment law issues from all our five offices.

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the discounted Member rates or FREE Member registrations (where available) click on the LOGIN Link under the BUY TICKETS Button, then register through the BUY TICKETS link.

Non-members: register using the BUY TICKETS link in the Event Listing.


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Cancellations & Refunds

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Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.


  • HRNZ Members = $30.00
  • HRNZ Student Members = FREE
  • Non Members = $45.00