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Ms Moana Rarere

Research Officer

Qualifications: MSocSc – First Class Honours (Demography), BSocSc – First Class Honours (Social Policy), BMS (Economics)

Iwi: Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūhoe

(morarere@waikato.ac.nz)

About Moana

As an emerging demographer and researcher, I provide specialist quantitative data analyst skills to support principal investigators on a number of projects.  I particularly analyse and interpret demographic data using Census and client datasets to achieve key research and consultancy outputs. I was appointed to this current role in July 2013.

My association with NIDEA began just prior to its inauguration in November 2010,having started in mid-2009 as a post-graduate with Waikato University's Societies and Culture department (Faculty of Social Science), and eventually enrolling in a couple of papers with NIDEA's predecessor, the Population Studies Centre (PSC) in early 2010. Since then, I have not looked back. With a passion for critiquing social and economic policies, and the numerical acumen gained from my accounting background, demography seemed to be the next logical step so I enrolled in a Master's degree with the institute.

I completed my Master's in Demography in October 2012. My thesis focused on examining iwi (tribal) population growth in the New Zealand Census between 1991 and 2006, which underlined the significance and impact of 'ethnic mobility' (changing ethnic identification) on population change. During my tenure with NIDEA/PSC, I have also provided research assistance on various consultancy projects including population projections, literature reviews and demographic profiling.

I am currently working on my PhD (Social Sciences), which looks at the potential influence of cultural identity on Māori fertility patterns.

Before returning to tertiary study in 2009, my career includes business management, accounting, financial management, and business administration in central Government sector, tertiary education sector and tourism industry.

My iwi (tribal) affiliations are Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, and Tūhoe

Relevant Publications, Research and Presentations

Jackson, N.O., Kukutai, T., and Rarere, M. (2012). Experimental register-based projections for Maungaharuru-Tangitū Incorporated. Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.

Jackson, N.O., Rarere, M., and Pawar, S. (2013). Bay of Plenty Region and its Territorial Authorities: Demographic profile 1986-2031 (New Zealand Regional Demographic Profiles 1986-2031, no. 11). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.

Jackson, N.O., Rarere, M., and Pawar, S. (2013). Key social-demographic considerations for Southwell School catchment area. Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.

Jackson, N.O. and Rarere, M. (forthcoming). Western Bay of Plenty District: Demographic profile 1986-2031 (New Zealand Regional Demographic Profiles 1986-2031, no. 10). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.

Kukutai, T. and Rarere, M. (2013). Tracking patterns of iwi identification in the New Zealand Census. New Zealand Population Review, 39, 1-24

Rarere, M. (2012). The determinants of tribal population growth in the New Zealand Census (Master's thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand).
Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/7571.

Rarere, M. (2012, November). Beyond te iwi Māori: Understanding patterns of tribal identification in the New Zealand Census, 1991-2006. Paper presented at the Māori Association of Social Science Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rarere, M. (2013, June). Beyond te iwi Māori: Understanding patterns of tribal identification in the New Zealand Census, 1991-2006. Paper presented at the Population Association of New Zealand Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Research Interests

My research interests include: iwi/Māori demography, iwi/Māori identity and identification, Māori diaspora, Census classification practices, ethnic counting and classification, social outcomes and policy implications of demographic change, population projections, cohort analyses, social welfare/income support reforms, and family/whānau formation and demographics.

My areas of expertise include: iwi identification in the NZ Census, population projections, demographic profiling.

Recent Publications

  • Oetzel, J., Rarere, M., Wihapi, R., Manuel, C., & Tapsell, J. (2020). A case study of using the He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework: Challenges and successes in implementing a twelve-week lifestyle intervention to reduce weight in Māori men at risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1), 103. doi:10.1186/s12939-020-01222-3

  • Rarere, M., Oetzel, J., Masters-Awatere, B., Scott, N., Wihapi, R., Manuel, C., & Gilbert, R. (2019). Critical reflection for researcher–community partnership effectiveness: the He Pikinga Waiora process evaluation tool guiding the implementation of chronic condition interventions in Indigenous communities. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25(5), 478-485. doi:10.1071/py19022

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Rarere, M., Gilbert, R., Manuel, C., & Scott, N. (2019). He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāangata! (What is the most important thing in the world? It is people!). Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25, 435-442. doi:10.1071/PY19027 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13454

  • Rarere, M., Oetzel, J., Masters-Awatere, B., Scott, N., Wihapi, R., Manuel, C., & Gilbert, R. (2019). The He Pikinga Waiora process evaluation tool guiding implementation of chronic condition interventions in Māori and other Indigenous communities. In International Journal of Integrated Care Vol. 19 (pp. 448). Ubiquity Press, Ltd.. doi:10.5334/ijic.s3448

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Rarere, Ms Moana 4761 morarere K.3.01 National Institute Demographic Economic