For Te Ao Māori perspectives on natural hazards and resilience to be an integral part of resilience planning in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Approaches to identifying natural hazard risks, hazards and impacts and ways to mitigate them have been based on western scientific methods with little consideration of other perspectives and worldviews. This approach misses the benefit of insights that Te Ao Māori can provide. It also risks Māori communities not being sufficiently involved in resilience planning and preparation decisions, potentially resulting in adverse outcomes for communities and local environments.
We aim to create a knowledge bridge between mātauranga Māori and the hard-science focused multi-hazard science themes to address the impact of natural hazards.
To achieve this, we are working with the Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui programme and hapū and iwi to:
Our goal is for Māori to be full partners in resilience planning in Aotearoa New Zealand to ensure the insights of mātauranga Māori are included, and mitigation methods align with the aspirations of the affected Māori communities.
Kia noho ngā tirohanga o Te Ao Māori ki ngā mōrearea taiao hei wāhanga whakapū o ngā mahi whakamahere manawaroa i Aotearoa.
Ko te pūtake o ngā aramahi tautohu i ngā tūraru mōrearea taiao, ngā mōrearea, ngā pāpātanga me ngā tikanga whakamauru, ko ngā tikanga pūtaiao taketake, ā, kāore i whai i ētahi atu tirohanga ki te ao. Kāore tēnei aramahi e whai hua i ngā tirohanga o Te Ao Māori. Ko tētahi tūraru anō, kāore ngā hapori Māori e tino whai wāhi ki ngā mahi whakamahere manawaroa me te whakarite whakataunga, nā ka kino pea te putanga ki ngā hapori me ngā taiao ā-rohe.
E whai ana mātou ki te waihanga i tētahi hononga mātauranga i waenga i te mātauranga Māori me ngā hōtaka rangahau i ngā mōrearea-matarau e aro ana ki te pūtaiao-aotūroa hei urupare i ngā pāpātanga o ngā mōrearea taiao.
Hei whakatutuki i tēnei, kei te mahi tahi mātou me te hōtaka o Whanake te Kura i Tawhiti Nui, ngā hapū me ngā iwi ki te:
Ko tō mātou whāinga kia noho te Māori hei hoa rangapū mana taurite ki roto i ngā mahi whakamahere manawaroa i Aotearoa e mātua whakarite ai e whakauru ana ngā tirohanga mātauranga Māori, ā, e hāngai ana ngā tikanga whakamauru ki ngā wawata o ngā hapori Māori e whai pānga ana.
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