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Ms Taiapa teaches in the areas of Māori culture and Society; Māori womens issues and Māori Whānau Development. Her past research has been in the area of Whānau as a member of the Longitudinal Study, Te Hoe Nuku Roa, She wrote a book on the Economics of the Whānau and has co-authored articles on Māori Grand Parenting.
Iwi Affiliation: Ngāti Porou; Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Kauwhata.
School of Māori Art, Knowledge & Education.
Ms Taiapa began her association with Massey University as an undergraduate in 1973. She trained as a primary teacher while completing her Masterate degree. She taught at both Awapuni Primary School and Queen Eliizabeth College prior to joining the staff of the Department of Social Anthroplogy and Māori Studies in 1987.
Maori women & whānau
The Economics of the whānau
Cross Cultural research
Whānau, hapu, Iwi development
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Maori Society (169904)
Maori Culture and Society
Māori Whanau Economics and Development