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Archive for May, 2014

Publications discuss future of families in the International Year of the Family

Families are the corner stone of society, their futures are critical to us all. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is honoured to have published two prestigious publications providing perspectives,

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Ora Nui- Special Edition 2014

‘A collaboration with the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network, this special edition of Ora Nui celebrates the indigenous identities of the Antipodes.’ The second edition of New Zealand’s Māori literary

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RESTORING THE MAURI TO THE PRE- MV RENA STATE

The grounding of the MV Rena on Ōtāiti, 5 October 2011, had significant environmental impacts that were experienced in anthropocentric terms as impacts upon social, economic and cultural well-being. The

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Publication: Delivering Social Services Every Day

Social services are working more and more collaboratively to deliver services to New Zealanders. This occurs throughout the sector, from frontline NGOs delivering services on behalf of multiple agencies, all

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Funding for Māori Centre of Research Excellence

A Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) will be funded as part of the Government’s increased investment in research excellence, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples and Associate Tertiary Education,

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Clark Tuagalu on Reciprocity

Researchers must ensure that the research process should be equal and balanced in the exchange and interaction of gifts, goods and services (HRC, 2004). For instance, researchers could provide opportunities

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MEASURING MĀORI WELLBEING: A COMMENTARY

Māori wellbeing is the foundation of Māori development, yet Indigenous peoples (including Māori) are often invisible in universal measures of wellbeing. In 2006 Mason Durie outlined Māori-specific measures of wellbeing,

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MAI Journal 2014: Volume 3 Issue 1

A new issue of MAI Journal is out. The focus of this Issue is outlined below: This latest issue is composed of five articles, one Commentary and three book reviews.

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Collection and Governance of Data: Much to Learn

There is an extensive history of research projects with Indigenous communities around the world where the projects were based on Western epistemologies and were neither collaborative, nor community- based.This editorial

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Te Kupenga: first survey of Māori wellbeing

Most Māori think their whānau is doing well, according to results May 6th from Statistics New Zealand’s first survey of Māori well-being, Te Kupenga. Results from the survey showed that

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Event: Conducting Evaluation in Cultural Contexts Other Than Our Own

Education Review Office Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5.30-7.30pm ERO, Level 5, URS Building,13-15 College Hill, Ponsonby A presentation on  evaluating in cultural contexts other than our own. It is to

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Exhibition: Ngā Kura a Hine-Te-Iwaiwa

Opening: 5.30-7.30pm, 13th May, 2014. Running time: 14-27 May, 2014. Venue: Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra street, Hamilton. An exhibition of finely woven taonga that celebrate the skill and dexterity of

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