Tauiwi Solutions | Suzanne Menzies-Culling
Tauiwi Solutions was formed in 2006 as a facilitation and workshop service offered by cross-cultural Tauiwi facilitators based in Ōtepoti (Dunedin) and is headed by Suzanne Menzies-Culling.
We are skilled facilitators who are committed to building a just and peaceful New Zealand. We run Treaty and de-colonisation workshops for Pākehā and Tauiwi focusing on questions of identity and New Zealand History.
Since the 1980’s we have done treaty work around the country with: Church Groups, District Health Board Management, Health Workers, Peace and Justice groups, Kura Kaupapa Parents, School Boards of Trustees and Staff, University Students, Women’s and Young Person’s Organisations, Ethnic Communities.
We believe it is important to support people to work constructively and are happy to tailor our work to meet your needs.
Suzanne has been working as an adult educator since the early 1980s with groups such as the Dunedin Anti-Racism Coalition, Otepoti Black Women’s Group and Corso. From 1982- 1986 she worked as Otago/Southland Regional Coordinator for Corso Inc. and from 1993 – 2000 was Corso’s National Coordinator. She currently works for Dunedin based List MP Metiria Turei, Green Party Co-leader.
Suzanne was a founding member of Te Whānau o Matariki, a Dunedin based group that was active in the Nuclear Free and independent Pacific Movement in the 1980s and 90s. From 1988 – 1997 she was involved with the International Black Women’s Cross-Cultural Studies Institute which is headquartered in New York City.
She is also a founding member of Freedom Roadworks, a family based community group consisting of Māori, Samoan, Tokelau/Tongan, Cook Island and Pākehā families, which is based in Dunedin and works together on issues of justice, support for tino rangatiratanga, peace and freedom for all peoples.
Over the past 30 years Suzanne has spoken at national and international conferences and workshops on issues of justice and peace in New Zealand, issues facing the colonies of the Pacific, and of the challenges surrounding Pākehā people in their support for indigenous rights and independence. She has also worked as a Resource person for women’s meetings in the Pacific.
Suzanne is Pākehā of Irish, Scots, English and Antiguan ancestry and lives in Dunedin.
Contact: Suzanne Menzies-Culling
PO Box 3003
+64 3 487 7088