Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; Mā te mōhio, ka mārama; mā te mārama, ka mātau; Mā te mātau, ka ora!
Wai Research undertakes a research programme that supports Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust to evidence the best outcomes for whānau. In line with Te Whānau o Waipareira 25-year generational strategy, the priority for the research programme is to drive innovation that empowers whānau to prosper.
The research unit is guided by “Ngā Taumata Rangahau o Waipareira” research principles, which have been specifically created to reflect the aspirations of our community. Formalised partnerships with other research and indigenous organisations include MoUs with Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, Massey University and Regroupment des Centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ).
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
We aspire to develop a community research agenda through meaningful partnerships with external research groups engaging in projects that recognise, value and use principles of Kaupapa Māori. With a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing we can apply this knowledge in ways that further benefit our people at a whānau level, a community level, nationally and internationally.