Māori knowledges and planning are informing and improving resilience across a range of natural hazards.
Māori have obligations to protect the material resources and communities within their tribal regions. Responsibility is undertaken for the wellbeing of others during adversity which enacts the cultural principle of kaitiakitanga (protection, guardianship and leadership).
Thus, Māori knowledge of their local environment, communities and the natural hazards they face can inform planning to build resilience for both tangata whenua, and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand.
The following research projects explore how mātauranga Māori can inform planning at the hapū, iwi and multiple-iwi levels, how this knowledge can be better integrated into the wider planning system, and how it can be harnessed to improve disaster resilience for whānau, hapū and iwi.
E whakamōhio, e whakapai ana hoki ngā mātauranga me ngā whakamahere Māori i te manawaroa puta noa i ētahi mōrearea taiao.
He takohanga ō te Māori ki te tiaki i ngā rawa me ngā hapori i roto i ō rātou ake rohe. Ka whāia te haepapa mō te oranga o ētahi atu i ngā wā o te raru, otirā ka whakatinanatia te mātāpono ahurea o te kaitiakitanga.
Nō reira ka whakamōhio te Mātauranga Māori o ō rātou ake taiao, hapori me ngā mōrearea taiao i te whakamaheretanga ki te whakatipu i te manawaroa mō ngā tāngata whenua, ā, tatū noa ki Aotearoa whānui.
Ko ngā kaupapa rangahau e whai ake nei ka tūhura i te āhua o te mātauranga Māori ki te whakamōhio i ngā mahi whakamahere i ngā taumata o te hapū, te iwi, me ngā iwi maha hoki, ka pēhea hoki te pāhekoheko pai ake i tēnei mātauranga ki roto i te whānuitanga o te pūnaha whakamahere, ā, me pēhea hoki te whakamahi i tēnei hei whakapai ake i te manawaroa aituā mō ngā whānau, ngā hapū me ngā iwi.
Drawing upon case studies from Aotearoa and Fiji, the authors outline how indigenous disaster risk reduction knowledge and practices can complement Western scientific knowledge.
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Saunders WSA. 2018. Investigating the role of iwi management plans in natural hazards management: a case study from the Bay of Plenty region. Lower Hutt…
Phibbs S, Kenney C, Severinsen C, Mitchell J, Hughes R. 2016. Synergising public health concepts with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: a conceptual…
Phibbs S, Kenney C. 2017. Heartaches over housing: correlating cardiovascular disease rates and housing damage in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. The Lancet Planetary…
Lawrence J, Saunders W. 2017. The planning nexus between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. In: Kelman I, Mercer J, Gaillard J, editors. The…
Kilvington M, Saunders W. 2017. Science to practice: understanding how nature hazard and climate science can be incorporated into land use plans. Planning Quarterly. 205:8-12.
Kenney C, Phibbs S. 2020. Indigenous peoples and climate change: situating culture, identity, and place in climate change risk mitigation and resilience. In: Leal Filho…
Kenney, C. 2018. Envisioning collaborative governance within indigenous disaster management settings in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Colchester (GB): University of Essex, Centre for Environment and Society
Kenney C. 2018. Na Ara Ahurea: envisioning collaborative governance in disaster risk reduction in Aotearoa [abstract]. In. Risk, resilience and reconstruction: science and governance for…