This summer internship project is in support of one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's large te reo research projects, led through Te Ipukarea.

Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke seeks to understand the factors that contribute to successful intergenerational transmission of the Māori language in the home.

The interns join the research team and support the research in a number of ways with a focus on the research data collected at the first Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke wānanga (November 2017), and in preparation for the second wānanga.

Jack Potaka Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Tama, Tūwharetoa University of Auckland Dr Dean Mahuta Auckland University of Technology 

Research Lead(s) and Team

Ngāti Mahuta Waikato
Researcher - Te Ipukarea, National Māori Language Institute,

Dean conducts research into traditional Māori knowledge, revitalisation of te reo Māori (the Māori language), Māori history, the representation of Māori customs, language and lore in video games, Māori digital media and identities.

He also supervises a number of Masters and PhD students at AUT.