Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui

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Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui

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Programme Leader(s)
Team Leader Dee Sciascia
Acushla Dee Sciascia
Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Āti Awa
Massey University
Team Leader Kristie Lee Thomas
Kristie-Lee Thomas
Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Te Āti Awa, Ngai Tohora, Rapuwai
University of Canterbury

Vision

To increase the visibility, understanding and transformational potential of mātauranga Māori in natural hazard research and resilience.

Programme description

There is an intrinsic relationship between tangata whenua and their changing landscapes. However, natural hazard resilience research using traditional western science methods and assumptions has not taken sufficient account of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledges) when considering past events, effects on landscapes and communities, and possible mitigation strategies.

The Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui programme aims to generate fundamental mātauranga Māori and applied Māori knowledge relating to natural hazards, risk, and resilience.

We are employing place-based case studies and developing innovative culturally-underpinned research methods to investigate multiple natural hazards and their complex impacts on our communities.

Our goal is to create a new body of mātauranga that will inform frameworks, tools, models and strategies to provide resilience benefits for tangata whenua and wider Aotearoa New Zealand.

Wawata

Kia whānui ake te kitenga, te māramatanga me te torohū ā-whakaumu o te mātauranga Māori i roto i te rangahau mōrearea taiao me te manawaroa.

Whakaahuatanga papatono

He whanaungatanga taketake o te tangata whenua ki ō rātou horanuku e huri haere ana. Heoi anō, kāore ngā rangahau mō te manawaroa i ngā mōrearea o te taiao e whakamahi ana i ngā tikanga me ngā whakapae pūtaiao pākehā taketake i tino whai i te mātauranga Māori i roto i ngā tirohanga ki ngā takunetanga o mua, ngā hua mō te horanuku me ngā hapori, me ngā rautaki whakamauru e āhei ana.

E whai ana te hōtaka o Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui ki te waihanga i te mātauranga Māori whakapū me te mātauranga Māori ka whakamahia e hāngai ana ki ngā mōrearea o te taiao, ngā tūraru me te manawaroa.

E whakamahi ana mātou i ngā take rangahau ā-wāhi, e whakawhanake ana hoki i ngā tikanga rangahau auaha e tautokohia ana e te ahurea hei tūhura i ngā tini mōrearea o te taiao me ōna pānga tuatini ki ō mātou hapori.

Ko tō mātou whāinga ko te waihanga i tētahi putunga mātauranga hou hei whakamōhio i ngā pou tarāwaho, rauemi, tauira me ngā rautaki e whakarato ai i ngā hua o te manawaroa ki ngā tāngata whenua me Aotearoa whānui.

Questions we’re answering

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How can we reframe scientific approaches to natural hazard research using mātauranga Maōri?
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Whāinga Tuatahi

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How can Māori knowledges inform planning and improve resilience at the hapū, iwi and multiple-iwi levels?
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Whāinga Tuarua

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What types of communication and engagement activities can enable Māori communities to make informed resilience decisions?
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Whāinga Tuatoru

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Research Team

Acushla Dee Sciascia
Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Āti Awa
Massey University
Kristie-Lee Thomas
Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Te Āti Awa, Ngai Tohora, Rapuwai
University of Canterbury
Christine Kenney
Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāi Tahu
Massey University
Taiarahia Black
Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Te Arawa
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Darren Ngaru King
Ngāti Raukawa
NIWA
Jon Procter
Muaupoko, Ngāi Tahu
Massey University
Regan Potangaroa
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
Ruakere Hond
Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Āti Awa
Tuhi Productions
Suzanne Phibbs
Ngāi Tahu
Massey University
Lara Taylor
Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu),
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Derrylea Hardy
Massey University
Tonga Karena
Te Āti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe
Tuhi Productions
Maire Kipa
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
Massey University
PhD Student
Lucy Kaiser
Ngāi Tahu
Massey University
PhD Student
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
PhD Student

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