WATCH --> Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngati Kahungunu) messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Suzanne Pitama (Ngati Kahungunu) is the Associate Dean Maori and Professor at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Suzanne is also the Chair of The Māori Health Committee, a statutory committee of the Health Research Council and responsible for advising Council on health research for Māori, including cultural issues relating to the gathering, verification, and validation of information.
WATCH--> Dr Lynne Russell messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Dr Lynne Russell is a senior research fellow in Māori health at Victoria University of Wellington. She has recently emerged from 14 days of self-isolation and is thrilled to be reunited with her whānau and especially her mokopuna.
WATCH --> Mauri Ora Co-Theme Leader Dr Mohi Rua (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakaue) of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato helping to distribute 40,000 Ingham chickens! Here's a glimpse of just one of the 'actions' our Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga researchers and network are engaged in.
WATCH --> Dr Hayley Cavino of Ngāti Whitikaupeka and Ngāti Pūkenga lives in New York State. It is one of the hardest hit areas of the USA. Commenting on the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, she urges us at home in Aotearoa, to be vigilant.
READ -> by Ruānuku Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku. Extending on her earlier commentary titled "Thoughts on dealing with tangihanga during Coronavirus", Ngahuia turns her attention to the importance of remembering and memorialising as Māori whānau grapple with the challenges of grieving during Alert Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency, a time when we are unable to give full effect to our Maori grief rituals. Ngahuia along with Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora lead the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project titled: Aituā: Death in a changing Māori World.