Ms Moana Rarere
Qualifications: MSocSc – First Class Honours (Demography), BSocSc – First Class Honours (Social Policy), BMS (Economics)
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.
As an emerging demographer and researcher, I provide specialist quantitative data analyst skills to support lead researchers; in particular, I analyse and interpret demographic data using Census or 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.
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 and I have recently (December 2013) been appointed as a member of the Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) executive committee.
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.
Oetzel, J., Wihapi, R., Manual, C., & Rarere, M. (2018). An integrated approach to prevent chronic lifestyle diseases in Maori men 30-55. In 18th International Conference on Integrated Care. Utrecht, Netherlands.
Oetzel, J., Scott, N., Hudson, M., Masters-Awatere, B., Rarere, M., Foote, J., . . . Ehau, T. (2017). He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework: A tool for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Māori and other indigenous communities. In APIC1: 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care. Conference held at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Piercy, G., Mackness, K., Rarere, M., & Madley, B. (2017). Investigating commentary on the fifth labour-led government’s third way approach. New Zealand Sociology, 32(1), 49-72. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11730
Beaton, A., Manuel, C., Tapsell, J., Oetzel, J., Hudson, M., Scott, N., & Rarere, M. (2017). Identifying strategic opportunities for Māori community organisations to respond to pre-diabetes: Building a platform for integrated care to deliver change that matters to communities. International Journal of Integrated Care, 17(5), 166. doi:10.5334/ijic.3474
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