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Dr Tina Makereti’s anthology of Māori and Pasifika fiction, edited with Witi Ihimaera, was published in 2017. Dr Makereti teaches creative writing and is particularly interested in Māori and Pasifika creative expressions.
‘Exploring Māori Social Justice Concepts. What if Plato had been Māori?’ This question is posed by a project that explores a Māori approach to social justice and compares it with other Indigenous and Western approaches.
This project, col-led by Jonathan Procter and Hone Morris, has received nearly $3 million in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Endeavour Fund. It will create new ways of translating Māori environmental expertise so it can be added to existing geographic information systems.
Professor Murray Patterson is leading a project focusing on empowering iwi and hapū to be strong partners in the co-management of estuaries in the Tauranga harbour. The project benefits the community and wider New Zealand through improved knowledge of estuarine ecosystem health, resilience and function.
Long-term conditions (LTCs) are identified as the major global health epidemic. Māori have disproportionally higher prevalence of LTCs compared to any other ethnic group in Aotearoa. This project examines the experiences, supports and needs of tāngata Māori with LTCs.
If you want to pursue professional sport, getting an education is so important to have that life balance. You can do it at the same time and it gives you something to build on for the future.Apirana Pēwhairangi - Rugby league player, Warriors
Bachelor of Arts (Māori studies)
As part of my planning degree I undertook research on how planners can support Māori in re-establishing and sustaining Māori mara kai as part of New Zealand’s cultural heritage.Hinetákoha Hayley May Millar Viriaere - Policy planner, Wairoa District Council
Master of Resource and Environmental Planning
Dr Hinurewa Poutū’s research explored the role of youth in Māori language revival, and the factors that influence the use of te reo Māori among those who've been educated in whare kura (Māori-medium secondary schools).Hinurewa Poutū - Teacher, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mana Tamariki
Doctor of Philosophy
Lindsay Baxter is the inaugural recipient of the Innovation Partnership Fellow, Digital Education. Her research for her Master of Education investigates approaches in wānanga on the role and uptake of digital resources in teaching and learning.Lindsay Baxter - Lead Strategy and Performance, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Te Puna Mātauranga, Te Awamutu
Master of Education
Find out more about the departments and staff involved in Māori knowledge in humanities and social sciences at Massey.