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Mātauranga Māori

Our vision is to build and improve the capacity for researchers to work with Māori communities and support student capability. We will implement initiatives to ensure Māori are creators and navigators in the development of next generation health technologies, and that the research community is confident and equipped to engage with Māori.

To achieve this we will hold initiatives to:

  • increase researchers' baseline ability to engage with Māori

  • improve project design 

  • partner health providers with Māori communities

Events and Initiatives

2021 Initiatives

Māori student internships

10 carefully selected students joined the University of Auckland and our collaborators on November 29th. Students worked with research groups contributing to cutting-edge health and/or biomedical engineering research.

2022 Initiatives

Cultural competency workshops

National workshops providing baseline competency in working with Māori for non-Māori and Māori researchers alike. 

The first and second series of these workshops is now underway. Sign up to our mailing list below to be notified when the third series is announced.

Hauora experience

The Hauora experience is a 4-week research placement in which students in their second semester of their Bachelor of Nursing Māori degree can shadow a research team or participate in a research project. This initiative is designed to provide both a “hands on” hauora (health) research experience for tauira (students) and to increase researcher engagement with Māori. 

This year's programme started May 2nd 2022 with presentation day scheduled for 1st June.


Manaaki sessions for researchers and clinicians

Who are you as a Tiriti partner and how does Te Tiriti apply to your research and/or clinical work? The manaaki sessions are a safe online space for both Māori and non-Māori alike to participate in open discussions around our understandings and experiences of Te Tiriti. More information and registration can be found on our events page.

One-on-one assistance

For research groups wanting to work with Māori or require assistance to ensure that a grant/project is responsive to and inclusive of a Māori perspective, one-on-one assistance and advice will be available by request. This includes project design advice and document preparation services.

Contact us now if you are interested!

School outreach programme

A continuation of the already established outreach programme with Ngā Taiātea Wharekura to increase health literacy from a young age and encourage student interest in technology and healthcare.

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