Introducing the Writer’s Toolkit resource


Starting in May 2013 Fiona Cram began contributing some hints and tips to get people writing. Below are links to the current Toolkit postings. 1. Four elements of effective storytelling In December 2012 I attended the 28th International Papillomavirus Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was there as part of a panel presenting on the personal and public benefits of prioritising Indigenous [ Continue Reading ]

Writer’s Toolkit #5: Getting content-ment


In the last writer’s toolkit post I talked about using a Hollywood drama writing process to draft up an abstract for a report or proposal or any other piece of writing you may be tackling. The idea of getting an abstract, or short summary, written is to clarify what it is that you’ll be writing about. This will help you stay focused. This post is about turning that abstract into a table of [ Continue Reading ]

New Videos Section for Whānau Ora Research Website

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We have just added a new videos section to the Whānau Ora Research website that will allow you to find all the videos in one place.  You will find the Videos link at the top menu of the page and as a text link on the bottom menu under Find Research   Once there you can use the menu on the left hand side to navigate the videos by topic. [ Continue Reading ]

Whānau Ora action research is providing tangible evidence of transformation following whānau planning and engagement.


Action research – as part of the wider measurement activity for the Whānau Ora approach – is focused on providing evidence of provider practice, developing improved whānau-centred service delivery and the impact on whānau. The key research question is ‘how could agencies and providers most usefully contribute to best outcomes for whānau?’ The action research process requires researchers to work [ Continue Reading ]

Māori customary law: A relational approach to justice


Stephanie Vieille has written about Māori customary law in the open access International Indigenous Policy Journal. Stephanie spent time in Aotearoa in the summer of 2010 and conducted open-ended interviews with 33 Māori informants about their “level of activity within their community, knowledge of the Mãori language, cultural beliefs, and practices, as well as their experience and knowledge of [ Continue Reading ]