• COVID project Full project

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    Often Kaumātua and elders generally, are seen as vulnerable and passive recipients of services throughout the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. However, in the village of Ohinemutu and as citizens of their iwi Ngāti Whakaue, Kaumātua have been active leaders in the response of the village, initially during the first four-week lockdown in 2020. However, that leadership was a continuation of their ongoing active participation in village activities.

  • Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

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    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.

    Associate Professor Carla Anne Houkamau
    Taking Control_Māori Responses to Money, Wealth and Savings.pdf
  • Full project Scoping project

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    Inequalities in child health between tamariki Māori and non-Māori are largely preventable and unnecessary. An example is rheumatic fever, where tamariki Māori are 30 times more likely to contract the disease than non-Māori.

    Being ill as a child has a big impact on school attendance and outcomes, and it may cause lifelong disability or illness. There are high costs involved, both for the health system and for society.

    Professor Papaarangi Reid
  • Full project Internship project

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    The purpose of this proposal is for interns to: - experience the ethos of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit and a culture of research excellence; - enhance their knowledge of indigenous psychology; the process of indigenising psychology; and the task of energising an indigenous Māori psychology. - engage with the research cycle and be active in generating research ideas and proposals for funding. Interns will be located on campus at the Māori & Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato and will:

    Liberating Psychologies_Maori Moving Forward_HJones.pdf
    Liberating Psychologies_Maori Moving Forward.pdf
  • Full project

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    Some economists argue for diversity in the way collective resources are managed rather than an unquestioning faith in leaving things to the market. We support this thinking and looked at how ethics and Māori knowledge can be used equally alongside economics in managing collective Māori assets.

    NPM 13RF14 - Research Report Copy 2015.pdf
  • Full project

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    This research project’s origins date back 27 years when Dr Joe Te Rito helped establish local Māori radio station Radio Kahungunu at the Hawke’s Bay Polytechnic, Taradale. Joe saw how the dialect of his iwi Rongomaiwahine-Ngāti Kahungunu was diminishing in quality, in terms of grammatical and spoken fluency, with each generation. The station was to fill the gap for children who did not have Māori spoken in the home or role models to learn te reo from. While schools looked after education, the station wanted to bring the voices into the home.

    Dr Joseph Te Rito
    PIXEL conf 2010.pdf
    Pukapuka Korero Tahi - Te Rito 2015.pdf
  • 21-24RP01

    Full project Matakitenga project Research Programme

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    Pae Ora
    Pae Tawhiti
    Pātai Mauri
    Pātai Whānau

    Lead Researcher: Professor Chellie Spiller (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) University of Waikato

    Research Team:

    Professor Jarrod Haar (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngaati Mahuta) AUT University

    Dr John Reid (Ngāti Pikiao, Tainui) University of Canterbury

    Dr Jason Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu) University of Waikato

    Dr Matthew Rout, University of Canterbury

    Professor Chellie Spiller
    Professor Jarrod Haar
    Dr John Reid
    Dr Jason Mika
    Dr Matthew Rout
    Ngā Pae report 30 June 2022 FINAL.pdf
  • Full project

    Conscious of the lack of serious inquiry into Kapa Haka, the CEO of Te Matatini Inc, the National Organisation for Kapa Haka in Aotearoa New Zealand approached Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Maori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM), to make a start on rectifying this situation. This programme of research seeks to better appreciate the value and benefits of Kapa Haka to our present context and, importantly, future vision, in turn providing clear evidence and well-articulated arguments required to support balanced decision-making, investment and future development.

    Nikora et al 2022 Value of kapa haka Overview Report FINAL.pdf
    Hall 2021 Māori Performing Arts Educational Outcomes Report FINAL.pdf
    Mikaere 2021 TWoR Te Reo Māori FINAL.pdf
    Nikora et al 2021 Hine te Rehia FINAL.pdf
    Selby-Rickit 2021 TWoR Te Reo Pākehā FINAL.pdf
    Te Huia 2020 Manawa U report FINAL.pdf
  • Full project

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    Pae Tawhiti

    A new report from Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research provides guidance for Te Ao Māori on climate change adaptation and mitigation. He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world was produced by a multidisciplinary Māori research team working across many research institutions.

    He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world
  • 21COV06

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    This project asks whether there are lessons to be had found in both the Māori Covid-19 response to date and the growing body of evidence that papakāinga living has benefits beyond the physical home that could inform a wider response to prepare whānau for current and future infectious disease threats and ultimately support ongoing socio-cultural connection and thus everyday good mental health?

    Dr Mike Ross
    Rebecca Kiddle
    David Hakaraia