• Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What current methods do Māori use to manage money? What financial products and services are likely to be effective for Māori and how might these be successfully implemented? What support can Māori organisations (including iwi) and the government provide to increase whānau financial literacy and savings?

    Poverty within many Māori communities is perpetuated by low incomes, poor financial literacy and a lack of whānau role models who encourage saving. For change to occur, financial education, collaborative community efforts and radical behavioural shifts are required.

  • 22PHD17

    Doctoral Thesis

    Project commenced:
    Project completed
    Rautaki Kounga
    Pātai Te Ao Māori

    PhD Candidate: Waratah Mihiwira Taogaga (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Barkindji (NSW), Ngāti Hāmoa.)

    Primary Supervisor(s):

  • Scoping project

    Project commenced:

    The guiding research question for this project are:

    1) How has Tuurangawaewae Marae fostered community mauri ora (wellbeing) within Waikato and in Te Ao Maaori more broadly?

    2) What role has Tuurangawaewae Marae played as both a repository and a place of action for te Reo me ngaa Tikanga in Waikato and in Aotearoa-New Zealand?

    3) What are the factors underpinning Tuurangawaewae Marae’s endurance as a centre for Maaori political action and manaakitanga (caring for community) both nationally and for Waikato whaanau

  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    Intern: Rewi Nankivell

    Supervisor: Dr Carla Houkamau

    The University of Auckland Business School

    This research seeks to determine the concepts of cultural richness through a Māori lens and within the principles of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and aroha. Nankivell blends personal narrative and research to examine cultural richness and social capital and how these themes can be integrated into an urban setting.

  • Ngāpuhi
    Faculty of Business and Economics

    Jamie is a lecturer in Management and International Business at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Auckland. He is also the CEO of Soul Capital, which invests in social enterprises and social business in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    He is a board member on the National Advisory Board for Impact Investment, on Connect: Supporting Recovery, on Social Enterprise Auckland and works as a consultant on Business Model Innovation, Strategy and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • Ngāto Porou
    Faculty of Business and Economics

    Kiri is a lecturer in property in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland. Her teaching focuses on Māori land issues and Māori entrepreneurship and business development. Kiri’s research and areas of expertise focuses on competitive Māori strategy, Māori economics and Māori business.

  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    This ummer intern project will document Māori community engagement with open days and public observatories as a means of achieving the goals of transformative education in a more culturally appropriate and publicly accessible form.

  • Te Rarawa Ngāpuhi
  • Te Whānau a Āpanui
    Associate Professor - Te Puna Wananga, Faculty of Education and Social Work

    Tony’s research interests are broadly focused on a number of areas in the teaching and learning of mathematics in the medium of Maori.

    This includes researching the complex relationship between te reo Maori and mathematics, particularly the development of the mathematics register and the teaching and learning of the register.

    His research also focuses on student achievement in Maori medium mathematics and the factors that support and impinge on student progress.

  • Ngāti Rongomai Ngāti Pikiao Te Arawa
    Senior Lecturer Medical - Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

    Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis is a Public Health Physician currently working as Senior Lecturer Medical at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. 

    She is Director Vision 20:20 which provides academic leadership of Hikitia Te Ora - Certificate in Health Sciences (bridging/foundation education for Māori and Pacific), Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS, admission and retention support for Māori and Pacific students) and the Whakapiki Ake Project (WAP, Māori recruitment).