News and Current Projects

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
Te Kura Nui o Waipariera 2018

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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