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SHORE/Te Roopu Whaariki Research Centre
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Ngai Tai Vitality: Validating iwi-specific measures and strengthening iwi outcomes
Jodi is a PhD student based with Whāriki. Her research aims to develop and assess iwi vitality indicators and measures, and test their usefulness within two applied iwi case studies (Ngai Tai and Whakatohea) utilising an iwi vitality outcomes monitoring framework. This research hopes to support iwi to build their own capacity and capability to measure what matters from their perspective, which in turn will contribute to improving the wellbeing of their collectives.
This research is unique in that it aims to support progress towards measuring iwi vitality in a way that is consistent with iwi values and aspirations. The outcomes of this research are relevant to Ngai Tai and Whakatohea in particular, and more generally to other iwi and local communities.
Jodi has affiliations to Whakatohea, Ngai Tai, Te Whanau a Apanui and Ngati Porou. Jodi resides in Opotiki and loves being at home, near her whanau, her whenua and the sea. Jodi chose Massey University and more specifically the SHORE Whariki Research Centre because of their credibility and the difference that they are making as a result of their research. After completing her PhD, Jodi hopes to continue to contribute in positive ways to the development and advancement of her iwi and wider community that will ensure a legacy for future generations.
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Last updated on Thursday 18 February 2021