To investigate the mechanisms controlling the timing of behaviour of the marine isopod Eurylana (the sea louse) over the tidal cycle and to collect preliminary data on the phase responsivenessof the tidal clock to artificial tides.
Project purpose: The importance of producing more Māori doctoral and other postgraduate qualification completions, for Māoridom and New Zealand society generally is well understood – Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga set specific goals towards it, the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative and Ako Aotearoa have funded research about it, and the Tertiary Education Commission provides equity weighting to encourage it amongst Tertiary Education Organisations.
Project purpose: The project is a pilot for a larger project tracking phonological development (speech skills) in Māori for Māori speaking pre-school children. Although there is a substantial body of literature on how children develop speech sounds in English we know nothing about the developmental trajectory in Māori.
The purpose of the project is to reflect on the value of the use of the PATH planning 6 key tool in the Whānau Ora context and the contribution this has made to realising the Whānau Ora goals. Currently the tool is being used in two specific areas:
a) to assist whnau in planning for their future via Whānau Ora provider collectives
b) to train a pool of PATH Facilitators in Ngā Puhi and Te Arawa.
Project purpose: In the face of climate change, peak oil and food insecurity Māori land trusts face serious challenges to retain and economically develop Māori land. Traditional operations of sheep, beef, dairying and forestry may not be as profitable in the future or fit a world that seeks to reduce carbon emissions and use greener technology. Some Māori land trusts are re-shaping themselves for a green economy, using renewable energy, growing biofuels and ensuring they have sustainable operations.