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Archive for November, 2013

Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo: Honouring Whānau Upholding Reo Māori

Written by  Nicola Bright, Alex Barnes and Jessica Hutchings This study is part of an on-going project of revitalisating  reo Māori (Māori language) within the schooling system, the home, and


Investing In Our Nation’s Kids: Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand.

As New Zealanders we like to believe our country is a great place for children. Poverty is a real and widespread issue within New Zealand. As many as 25 percent


Connecting Education and Communities – two opportunities to share learning and inspiration

As part of our efforts to make a difference for disadvantaged children and their families, the J R McKenzie Trust supports work that engages parents, families and whānau in their


Talking with Kirimatao Paipa

“We’re in a strong space as researchers and evaluators to help the real work that’s going on on the ground. Evaluation on its own is not a means to an


Wellington Seminar | Te Whetu Rēhua: A framework for defining as Māori participation in sport and recreation at a community level


You are invited to attend an Australasian Evaluation Society(AES) award presentation and seminar to the winners of the AES 2013 Best Evaluation Policy & Systems Award – Te Whetu Rēhua:


Evaluation of the Whānau Ora Wellbeing Service of Te Whakaruruhau

Māori and Psychology research Unit at the University of Waikato recently conducted an evaluation of the Whānau Ora, Wellbeing Service of Te Whakaruruhau, 20th July 2013. Neville Robertson, Bridgette Masters, Catherine Lane, Ann Tapara, Catherine Corbett, Rebekah Graham, Jessica Gosche, Ayla Jenkins & Thea King, This paper looks at a programme which provides support


Meaningful Engagement

Research with Pacific peoples is not a short term exercise as The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC, 2004) has reported: “Meaningful engagement goes beyond consultation, to forming a


Away from Home

A Photovoice Exploration of the Lived Experiences of a Small Group of Aboriginal Adolescent Girls Living Away from their Home Communities This paper discusses how a small group of Aboriginal/Indigenous


Talking with Kataraina Pipi Part-2

“Imagine all of your aunties and uncles on a marae doing a plan [for their collective development]. Different ideas, different perspectives, whānau dynamics and four/ five hours together really dreaming


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