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Supporting Māori business, networks, organisations and providers

Te Kotahi Research Institute will work with rūnanga, trusts, incorporations, SME’s and communities on research and capacity building initiatives that fulfil our vision of providing a wellspring of innovation, well-being and inspiration. Good research questions transcend boundaries and Te Kotahi Research Institute will undertake research collaborations with any organisation that can contribute to realising Māori aspirations.

Completed projects

Ngā Hua a Tāne Rore | The Benefits of Kapa Haka

The purpose of this scoping project, commissioned by Te Manatū Taonga and Te Matatini, was to identify a research approach and develop a programme of potential research that will enable these two organisations and other interested stakeholders to further investigate the cultural, educational, social, health and economic benefits that Kapa Haka offers to communities throughout Aotearoa and gain a better understanding of the contribution Kapa Haka makes to NZ Society.

Te Matataua o Te Reo

This research project was commissioned by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.  The objectives of the research were to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders (individuals and groups who are actively involved with te reo Māori revitalisation and regeneration); and to identify their particular research/knowledge needs, interests and priorities in relation to te reo Māori regeneration and revitalisation, as well as their current research activities and access to resources.  This information will be used to inform the development of a National Research Agenda for the Regeneration and Revitalisation of te Reo Māori, which will be posted on the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori website as a resource for Māori language communities and those involved in Māori language revitalisation initiatives and research.

Te Toi Roa: Towards an Evaluation Methodology for Mana Whenua and Mataawaka Well-Being in Tamaki Makaurau

This scoping project was commissioned by the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) to inform the development of an evaluation methodology for mana whenua and mātaawaka wellbeing in Tāmaki Makaurau. The project aims to identify the issues associated with measuring wellbeing, how Māori outcomes and measures have been included in council planning documents, and a preferred approach for developing a framework of mana whenua and mātaawaka wellbeing.

Tipping Points: The Relationship between Māori youth workforce participation and mental health

The project, led by Professor Linda Smith, is a collaboration between Te Kotahi Research Institute, National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis, Māori and Psychology Research Unit and Pou Tuia Rangahau from Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa to identify the relationship between Māori youth workforce participation and Māori mental health and to explore ‘tipping points’, risk factors relating to workforce participation which cause Māori youth to experience mental health issues.  This project is funded by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, the National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development.

Strategic Step Change: Māori entities in the science sector

The aim of this project is to look at existing examples of engagement between Māori entities and the science sector to determine where the obstacles are and the means of correcting or preventing them. Our objective is to explore what strategies have been used by Māori entities to deal with the dilemma caused by this misalignment, and how these strategies have potentially changed the rules of engagement and contributed to the growth and development of the entities.  This collaborative project between BERL and Te Kotahi Research Institute is funded by Te Puni Kōkiri.

For information on how we can support your Business or organisation please contact our Business Manager, Tammy Tauroa.

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