2017-2018 Summer Internships Underway

In late 2017 a new group of NPM summer interns started working on their research projects under the supervision of some of NPM's leading researchers and investigators.

These 23 summer research internships provide practical research training over the summer period for the interns as well as a meaningful output at the end of the project. 

The research projects span multiple institutions, faculties and research themes, covering topics from mau rākau and well-being, to social movements and te reo Māori revitalisation.

The 2017-2018 Summer Interns and their projects are:

  • Rangiiria Barclay-Kerr (Otago University): "Hauora and Pūtaiao Solutions for Te Toki Voyaging Trust” - supervised by Dr Anne-Marie Jackson
  • Renei Mary Ngawati (Auckland University of Technology): “He aha to wairua? He aha te mauri? In search of wairua and Amauri” – supervised by Drs Hukarere Valentine and Natasha Tassell-Matamua
  • Courtney Sullivan (Otago University): “The spatial dimension of cultural identity” - supervised by Dr Hauiti Hakopa
  • Danielle Newton (University of Auckland): “Māori-led education for sustainability – collective learning through observatories” - supervised by Dr Brad Coombes
  • Shane Witehira (University of Otago): “The spatial dimension of cultural identity” - supervised by Dr Hauiti Hakopa
  • Mairarangi Haimona (University of Otago): “He taonga te tamariki: exploring healthcare interactions with whānau e kōrero ana i te reo” - supervised by Associate Professor Bridget Robson
  • Marisa Rota (University of Waikato): “Establishing the maternal gaze: The 4th trimester and life outside the womb” - supervised by Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
  • Mohi Wati Terau Allen (University of Auckland): “Te Manaaki o te Marae Research Project: The role of marae in the Tāmaki, Māori housing crisis. Kainga Tahi, kainga rua, National” - supervised by Associate Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan
  • Sarah Murphy (University of Waikato): “Māori whānau experience of Hospital Transfers” – supervised by Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere
  • Casey-Anne Jacob (University of Waikato): “Inscriptions on my body: The journey towards receiving a moko kauae” - supervised by Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
  • Uenukuterangihoka Jefferies (Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato): “Mau rākau – establishing connections to wellbeing, language and identity” - supervised by Waikaremoana Waitoki & Luke Rowe
  • Tumanako Silveira (University of Waikato): “Tikanga, Technology & Trust: Approaches to the Governance of Māori Data” - supervised by Associate Professor Maui Hudson
  • Te Aotāihi Kutia-Ngata (University of Otago): “Taiora (Marine Life Monitoring Project)” - supervised by Dr Te Tuhi Robust and Dr Wayne Ngata
  • Karly Brett (University of Waikato): “Social Movements – how do they start? How are they maintained?” - supervised by Dr Dan Hikuroa
  • Georgia McCarty (University of Otago): “An exploration of Indigenous science in New Zealand” - supervised by Dr Anne-Marie Jackson
  • Roma Simmons-Donaldson (University of Otago): “Whai Rawa: The role of Māori women in the Māori economy” - supervised by Dr Lynette Carter
  • Aaria Ripeka Dobson-Waitere (Victoria University of Wellington): “Tapuwaekorero - Iwi Talking Map” - supervised by Dr Wayne Ngata
  • Jack Potaka (University of Auckland): “Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke” - supervised by Dr Dean Mahuta
  • Maia Wharekura (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi): “Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke” - supervised by Dr Dean Mahuta
  • Maramena Tuna (University of Otago): “Embedded expressions of a people” - supervised by Dr Karyn Paringatai
  • Te Puea Matoe (Auckland University of Technology): “Cultural Information at Sentencing in Aotearoa New Zealand” - supervised by Khylee Quince
  • Natanahira Herewini (University of Auckland): “A mātauranga Māori informed critique of the prosecution and conviction of Māori" - supervised by Dr Fleur Te Aho
  • Jessica Barclay (Victoria University of Wellington): “Sustainable Seas, Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi” – supervised through the Cawthron Institute