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Nau Mai | Welcome

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea
I shall never be lost, for I am a seed descended from Rangiātea

Kia ora, nau mai haere mai! Hello, and welcome!

As the proverb above reminds us, we are seeds of our ancestors and we will never be lost as long as we honour their memory.

In Māori culture Rangiatea is a name for a source of Māori knowledge.

Grounded in ancestral wisdom our focus is on working with people to help them create exciting pathways to new futures.

Ratonga | Services

Is 2022 your year? Are you ready to chase your next goal?

I might be able to help you. If you are looking for a coach I might be just what you are looking for. I have a background in education. For 20 years I taught in the tertiary sector, for 20 I've worked in the NGO, iwi and public sector. Across four decades I have worked hard to be of public service.

I've been around, in a good way.

If you want to check me out I post regularly on LinkedIn about Māori Development, Treaty Based Organizational Development, Mana Wahine and Living Your Best Life.


Moemoeā | Our Story

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōnā te ngahere

The forest belongs to the bird who feasts on the miro berry

Ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga, nōnā te ao

The world belongs to the bird who feasts on education

This whakatauāki, proverb, speaks to the essence of who we are and what we do.

Kathie Irwin & Associates is a consultancy that specialises in education, research and training. We believe in the value of education and its power to transform.

We bring to our work academic and professional training, decades of work experience, and a passion to make a difference in a world crying out for new expressions of humanity.

Too many people have been denied hope and opportunity for too long.

Education opens up possibilities and creates change.

Kathie Irwin 5 year vision