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Archive for February, 2014

E Toru Ngā Mea

It is widely recognized that a capable and competent Māori health workforce is central to improving health outcomes for Māori. However, little attention has been paid to the development of


E Tu Whānau

E Tu Whānau has been developed by the Māori Reference Group for the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families (MRG) and it belongs to everyone. Still in its early


Conference Attendance Grants

Applications are now open for grants to budding researchers who wish to share their research at National and or International level through a conference forum. There are 10 grants worth


An invitation for feedback on the Whanau Ora Research Website

Kia Ora Koutou, We from the Whānau Ora Research website team are looking to hear feedback from you on the website and what your experience has been with us. The


What do you know about…?

Recently I was on my way to a community research hui (meeting) with some colleagues and we got talking about how change happens for people, including for whānau (Māori families)


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


Writer’s Toolkit #7: Providing Directions for Readers

I’ve talked in previous toolkit posts about getting a focus for your writing and using tools like the SmartArt tool in Microsoft Word to figure out a layout or map


Tamakaiwānanga – Māori Boys at Secondary School: A qualitative study of Māori boys’ motivation and engagement in NCEA Level 1

This paper looks at the experiences that Māori male rangatahi have had within the education system and with NCEA Level 1. The research was commissioned by Te Puni Kōkiri in


Consultation on the proposed Māori Language Strategy

(From the Te Puni Kōkiri website) Consultation hui on the proposed new Māori Language Strategy will take place between 10 – 21 February 2014, announced Māori Affairs Minister, Dr. Pita


Tino Rangatiratanga:How Self-determination Can Heal a Broken Village

Inspired by the high rate of child abuse in this country. This is a valuable resource, by Barbara Gilbert,  for all those wanting to understand the link between In-determination and


MAI Journal: A call for paper submissions

For consideration for publication in this year’s MAI Journal, papers need to be submitted before the 1st of April. Visit the MAI website for further information about the types of


Talking with Heather Gifford

Dr Heather Gifford is Research Director of Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, based in Whanganui. Whakauae is dedicated to broadening the research capacity of Ngāti Hauiti and providing


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