What can Pākehā learn from engaging in Kaupapa Māori research?

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Te Wāhanga,  New Zealand Council for Educational Research, has just released a working paper titled ‘What can Pākehā learn from engaging in Kaupapa Māori research?’. “For Māori, this inquiry offers an account of how Pākehā are working with ‘their own’ in order to advance socially and culturally just research methodologies in education” (p.2). Written by Te Wāhanga kairangahau Alex Barnes, this [ Continue Reading ]

Talking with Kataraina Pipi Part-1

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Kataraina Pipi, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine, has been working in the field of research and evaluation for more than fifteen years. She is currently based in Auckland running  independent company (FEM 2006 Ltd) which specialises in providing facilitation, evaluative, research and promoting Māori music services. She is well known for her use of the PATH tool (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) in [ Continue Reading ]

What Works for Maori


The purpose of this review was to study evidence from five major domains of endeavour to identify a common set of interventions, initiatives, approaches and practices that increases understanding of what helps Maori succeed or improve outcomes in life. The investigation concentrated on reviewing studies that produced evidence that contributed to this understanding. The domains of interest were [ Continue Reading ]

Colonialism as a Broader Social Determinant of Health

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“…..there are real health effects of social, political, and economic marginalization embodied within individuals, which can collectively affect entire communities.” This paper, written by Karina Czyzewski, University of Toronto,  explores Colonialism as having a distal effect on indigenous health in Canada; placing emphasis on indigenous future self-determination. “A proposed broader or [ Continue Reading ]

Social well-being in New Zealand – Workshop

Social well-being in New Zealand – Workshop on insights from the General Social Survey 2012 Wellington - 6 November 2013, 2pm - 4.30pm With the recent release of the findings from the New Zealand 2012 General Social Survey (NZGSS), Statistics New Zealand are holding a series of tailored workshops across the country during the months of October and November. The release reports new information [ Continue Reading ]