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Meet our Summer Student - Ngakopa Roberts.

Ngakopa, a recent graduate from Auckland Girls Grammar School has been a student with Wai Research over summer before she begins her journey as a University law student. Read the story of her experiences at Waipareira below.
Ngakopa's Story
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Wai Research Interview Series -Part 3 OUT NOW: Professor Malcolm King

Our third video in the Wai Research Interview Series helps to put an international lens on indigenous research, through an interview with Professor Malcolm King—Community Health and Epidemiology Professor and Scientific Director of the Provincial Patient Orientated Research Support Unit at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Professor King talks about his experiences of indigenous research in Canada, sharing his views on community research and opportunities in using indigenous strengths and worldviews in research.
Watch the Interview Here
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READ OUR LATEST REPORT: Kaumātuatanga - The Needs and Wellbeing of Older Māori

The kaumātuatanga study was commissioned by Te Pou Matakana with a view to work towards understanding what an ageing population means in the context of Whānau Ora approaches. The study was therefore designed to provide a snapshot of kaumātua needs and service use within the TPM commissioning area. The research was also designed to get an indication of what providers are currently offering to kaumātua within their rohe.
Download the Report Here
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ONLINE NOW: Kimihia Te Hauora Hinengaro: Pathways to Mental Health

Kimihia Te Hauora Hinengaro: Pathways to Mental Health research report explores the relevance of the inclusion of Māori cultural elements in therapeutic care for Urban Māori in West Auckland.
This report shares findings from 45 interviews across four different West Auckland mental health service providers, including interviews from providers, tāngata whaiora and whānau. It highlights key points and opportunities relating to mental health service provision for Urban Māori communities.
Read Research Report Here

Wai Research Intern - Taylor Johnston- At 'home' with Waipareira Urban Māori whānau

For Wai Research Intern Taylor Johnston, the idea of where to call ‘home’ has been somewhat tricky. The twenty-two year old anthropology student, originally born in New Zealand, of Ngāpuhi descent, moved with her parents to Sydney at the age of four. From there, she continued her journey through school, before moving to Utah, where she is currently studying at Brigham Young University.
Read about her Waipareira Journey Here
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Waipareira Journal Issue 2 - Online Now!

Te Whānau o Waipareira and Wai-Research are proud to announce the launch of Manaakitanga the second issue of ‘Te Kura Nui o Waipareira’, a community research journal featuring papers from Māori researchers, kaimahi and whānau. The Journal provides a platform to validate and promote the knowledge that is held within our communities through the sharing of perspectives that are not typically captured.
Click Here to Read the Journal

Current Projects

Whakatupu o Tātou Tamariki: Growing Our Children

Whakatupu o Tātou Tamariki is an 18 month research project, focusing on early childhood education for Urban Māori. This project takes a look at our own early childhood education centre – Te Rito, along with the emergence of other bilingual and immersion early childhood education in New Zealand.

#tātou voices

This project shares the voices and stories of participants of the Collective Impact Initiative #tātou. #tātou Voices explores the journey and impacts for whānau through their involvement in this initiative.

Te Whānau o Waipareira - Housing Repairs Project

Te Whānau o Waipareira has been contracted to improve the quality of housing for 25 whānau in West Auckland. Wai Research is undertaking an evaluation on the implementation and outcomes of this project for whānau. Alongside the evaluation, Wai Research is capturing change stories, to share the changes and impacts that this project has had on the lives of these whānau.

'Pitch Local 18' - Innovation Funding Research

This research looks at the implementation of ‘Pitch Local 18’ – The Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki approach to the distribution of Innovation Funding from the North Island Commissioning Agency – Te Pou Matakana. With innovation as key in this research, the video below aims to capture the voices and stories of providers and participants involved in these projects, documenting the potential impacts for communities as a result of this funding approach.
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