A reframing of scientific approaches to natural hazard research in Aotearoa New Zealand, by moving beyond traditional western methodological approaches and assumptions.
Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledges) of natural hazards are woven into and are an integral part of Māori accounts of creation of our landscape. These knowledges have the power to transform our understanding of natural hazard risk and resilience.
By exploring, collating and sharing oral traditions and stories surrounding our changing landscapes, we can deepen our understanding of natural hazards and risks, and identify resilience strategies.
The following place-based research studies are taking place alongside iwi and hapū in the northern South Island, in Taranaki, and in the central North Island:
He whakahou i ngā ahunga pūtaiao ki te rangahau i ngā mōrearea taiao i Aotearoa mā te kauneke ki tua o ngā ahunga me ngā whakapae ā-tikanga pākehā taketake.
E kōtuia ana, e kōmitimitiahia ana te Mātauranga Māori o ngā mōrearea taiao ki roto i ngā kōrero orokohanga a te Māori o tō tātou horanuku. He mana tō ēnei mātauranga ki te panoni i ō tātou māramatanga o te tūraru mōrearea taiao me te manawaroa.
Mā te tūhura, te kohi me te toha i ngā kōrero tuku iho me ngā pūrākau e pā ana ki ngā huringa horanuku, ka taea e tātou te whakahōhonu i to tātou mārama ki ngā mōrearea taiao me ngā tūraru, ā, me te tautohu i ngā rautaki manawaroa.
Ko ēnei rangahau ā-wāhi e whakahaeretia ana i te taha o ngā iwi me ngā hapū i te taha raki o Te Waipounamu, i Taranaki, ā, i te puku o Te Ika-a-Māui:
King DN, Shaw WS, Meihana PN, Goff JR. 2018. Māori oral histories and the impact of tsunamis in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci.…
Hikuroa D. 2017. Mātauranga Māori—the ūkaipō of knowledge in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 47(1):5-10. doi:10.1080/03036758.2016.1252407.