The News and musings from the yards, barrel halls and tasting panels, and from on the road traveled between.

Archive for September, 2013

Talking with Tania Hodges

 I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tania Hodges (Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), the Managing Director of the company Digital Indigenous. Tania also holds


E Rua Ngā Tūru – A presentation on Evaluation

Presentation by Fiona Cram at Murihiku Marae Māori Health Symposium, Invercargill, Friday 31 May 2013, and at the Whānau Ora – Whānau Rangatiratanga Kaimahi Hui, Copthorne Bay of Islands Hotel


Writer’s Toolkit #6: Methodology

In my fifth writer’s toolkit post I set out a plan for writing an introduction for a research report after initially developing my abstract to both guide and focus my


Spirituality as Decolonizing

Spirituality as Decolonizing: Elders Albert Desjarlais, George McDermott, and Tom McCallum Share Understandings of Life in Healing Practices Judy Iseke This paper looks at the importance of story and maintaining


Māori Research Position Available at Te Atawhai o Te Ora

Te Atawhai O te Ao : Independent Māori institute for environment and health are looking to employ a full-time researcher. This is a great opportunity to work with Kaupapa Māori


Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award

  Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, call for applications to the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award. This


Te Ahi Kaa – Keeping our Marae Safe from Fire

In September 2005, fire damaged the dining room, Ngaparetaihinu, at Tukorehe Marae, Kuku, Horowhenua. With the support of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission, Te Iwi o Ngāti Tukorehe Trust


INZONE for Academic achievement

Native Affairs recently filmed a piece on the Inzone Project, which is a project that looks at establishing a means for  young Māori and Pasifika boys who are living beyond


Whakauae: Research for Māori health and development

Whakauae was established in Whanganui by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti in 2005, with Dr Heather Gifford as Research Director. Whakauae’s mission is: “To assist Māori to reach their potential


Pacific Research Methodology

Punapuna a manu fou, To begin heartily and finish weakly.   (Samoan proverb) In my last post I presented the principle of respect which includes feeding the results of  research back


Publication of the Maori Workforce Service Forecast


  “Nau te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi -With your basket and my basket the people will live”   The Māori Workforce Service Forecast has been


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