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Whānau Ora Research Steering group

This website is looked after by Community Research – The Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre.

Community Research have created a Whānau Ora Research steering group to guide and oversee this website

Kataraina Pipi –  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine

Kataraina Pipi - Whānau OraKataraina is a director of FEM (2006) Ltd. She is a musician, research and evaluation consultant, trainer and facilitator. Kataraina has had seven years as a practising evaluator and researcher and is a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Society and the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association.  www.pathplanningtool.co.nz

Fiona Cram – Ngāti Kahungunu

Fiona has a PhD from the University of Otago (Social and Developmental Psychology), and over 20 years research and evaluation experience. Fiona is currently the Director of Katoa Ltd, a research and evaluation company. She is involved in a wide range of Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation with Iwi (tribal) and Māori (Indigenous New Zealanders) groups, philanthropic organisations, District Health Boards, and government agencies. Currently Fiona is the principle advisor on the Whānau Ora (family wellness) action research initiative, in which Māori and Pacific action researchers are working alongside NGOs that provide holistic services to Māori and Pasifika families. She is also working with a team of researchers at the University of Otago on a study of the health journeys of young pregnant Māori women. This is leading into an intervention trial.  www.katoa.net.nz

Nan Wehipeihana – Ngāti Porou

Nan Wehipeihana Whānau Ora ResearchNan is a highly respected evaluator and leader in the evaluation community in New Zealand. Skilled in evaluation and research, Nan has more than 15 years experience in designing, leading and managing evaluation and research projects. She has a wealth of public and private sector experience in broadcasting, education, employment, health, housing, justice, social policy, sport and recreation, the arts, culture and heritage.  www.kinnect.co.nz

Content Management

Content is provided and managed by the steering group and the Junior Content Manager Aneta Cram.


Aneta Cram is a graduate from Victoria University of Wellington, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. She has a background in Māori culture and language immersion, and has iwi affiliations with Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera. She is currently working as Junior Research Fellow for Katoa Limited.

Email address: aneta@katoa.net.nz




Native Council

Native Council website designers for Whānau Ora ResearchNative Council help you communicate with Māori and Pacific Island audiences using Branding, TV, Video, Print, Web, Interactive, Email, Publishing, Apps and Social Media.  They look after the Whānau Ora Research and the Community Research websites and have designed and created this for us.  www.nativecouncil.co.nz