• Tainui Ngāti Mahuta Ngāti Tahinga
  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What is the pedagogy of pūrākau, and how does it operate as an Indigenous story work approach to advance kaupapa Māori research and innovative contributions to broader research and pedagogical processes within Aotearoa?

    Given this is a scoping proposal, the following questions are pertinent to the investigation of the above research question:

    What is the theory, methodology, and pedagogy of pūrākau? How was it used in traditional Māori society, and how is it utilised today?

    Professor Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan
  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    We have identified a set of questions relating to indigenous data governance, ownership and access, along with potential solutions for benefit sharing and value generation.

    What are the key challenges to realising indigenous data sovereignty and how might they be addressed?

    What are the key mechanisms needed to realise indigenous data sovereignty at global, national and local scales?

    What is the transformative potential of indigenous data sovereignty for Māori?

    What can we learn from ‘best practice’ examples of indigenous data sovereignty that already exist? 

    Professor Tahu Kukutai
  • Ngāti Tiipā Ngāti Kinohaku Te Aupouri

    Tahu is the incoming Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato. She specialises in Māori and Indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, Māori identity, official statistics and ethnic and racial classification.

  • Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Waikato-Tainui

    Linda is the Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, and is co-editor of the Waikato Law Review. In 2014, Linda was appointed to provide expert technical advice on the proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993 (the Māori Land Act).

    In 2015, Linda was contracted to provide advice on the proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act.  She was appointed by her iwi of Waikato-Tainui as a guardian mandated under the 2010 settlement for the co-management of the Waikato River ecosystem to develop the long term vision for its holistic restoration.

  • Te Rarawa Ngāi te Rangi Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau

    Bridgette's research speciality is in the area of indigenous evaluation research. She has lead, been a team member, and/or supervised evaluations in the general area of indigenous social well-being.

    Project research areas include: family violence; intimate partner relationships; women’s and children’s health; tobacco, alcohol, drug, use and reduction; positive learning environments (primary, secondary and tertiary institutions); cultural competency and evaluation training.

    She has worked with different types of agencies from: Private, Public and not-for-Profit sectors.

  • Rongowhakaata Te Aitanga-A-Maahaki

    Armon Tamatea is a clinical psychologist who served as a clinician and senior research advisor for the Department of Corrections (New Zealand) before being appointed senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. He has worked extensively in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders, and contributed to the design and implementation of an experimental prison-based violence prevention programme for high-risk offenders diagnosed with psychopathy.  

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    While all hospitalisations can be stressful for patients and their whānau, hospitalisations involving transfers away from home can be even more so and can present unique issues in terms of how whānau negotiate distance, unfamiliarity, active engagement and help-seeking. In this study, we are interested in better understanding how whānau facilitate support and remain actively engaged in the ‘care equation’ when a whānau member is transferred or hospitalised away from their home location.    

    Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere
    Associate Professor Donna Cormack
  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    We are now 30+ years on from when our children first had the opportunity to attend Kōhanga. They are a part of a fortunate generation, like those who will follow them. And so too are those that are following. But what of those older Māori, their parents and grandparents, some of who do speak te reo but many who do not? What challenges to tikanga, age related roles and relationships do these demographics present? Status, mana, roles, responsibilities, ritual duties and leadership are all age related concepts that, in the Māori world, assume a foundation of learning that leads to experience, competence and accumulated wisdom over time. 

    Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora FRSNZ, HFNZPS
    Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM FAWMM
    Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
  • Ngāti Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga Te Pae o Raukawa Ngäti Paretekawa o Ngāti Maniapoto

    Robert is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and was a senior research fellow for the Te Mātāhauariki Research Institute at the University of Waikato under the leadership of Judge Michael Brown and Dr Alex Frame. Dr Robert Joseph was the second Māori in New Zealand - and the first Māori male - to graduate with a PhD in Law in 2006.