30 Summer Internships Underway!

NPM'S 2019-2020 Summer Internship programme is now well underway with an outstanding group of inspiring emerging Māori researchers, working with Principal and Associate Investigators all over the country and engaged in an exciting range of projects across our research themes.

The interns and supervisors came together (mostly online) at the beginning of the summer programme in December, and are continuing to meet as a national rōpu on a weekly basis to share and be inspired by the career stories, insights and experiences of notable senior Māori leaders and researchers.

NPM congratulates all the confirmed recipients, who are working throughout the summer to deliver what are a series of highly anticipated research reports early in 2020.

Our 2019-2020 Summer Interns are:

Kelly Mitchell (Waikato-Tainui) Massey University 
Supervisor: Dr Vini Olsen-Reeder, Victoria University of Wellington   
Project Title: Te Whare Kōrero o Te Ure Tārewa

Summer Wright (Ngāti Maniapoto) University of Auckland 
Supervisor: Dr Dan Hikuroa, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland   
Project Title: Pūniu River Care – Safe Places, Healthy Waters, Healthy People

Mia Morgan (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Tamatera,  Ngāti Kahungunu) Southern Institute of Technology 
Supervisor: Dr Kepa Morgan, Mahi Maioro Professionals and Ngāti Makino Authority
Project Title: Mauri Dimension Indicator Sets and Threshold Definition for Pohewa Pae Tawhiti Land Use Visualisation Tool Mauri Dimension

Cherry Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Dr Sarah-Jane Paine, University of Auckland        
Project Title: Intergenerational Trauma, Stress and Health Inequities for Indigenous peoples – a Systematic Review

Te Kerekere Roycroft (Ngāpuhi) Unitec Institute of Technology
Supervisor: Dr Dan Hikuroa, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland
Project Title: What is the True Value (intrinsic and extrinsic) of River Restoration?

Sarah Davis (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Dr Dan Hikuroa, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland
Project Title: Whakarongo Ki Ngā Manu: Indigenous Approaches for Seabird Conservation

Johanna Ormond (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūwharetoa, Whakatōhea) Victoria University of Wellington
Supervisor: Dr Adreanne Ormond, Victoria University of Wellington
Project Title: Enlivening the Landscape Through a Mātauranga Māori lens: Understanding and Appreciating Urupa within a Contemporary Māori Community

Rere-No-A-Rangi Pope (Ngāruahine) Victoria University of Wellington
Supervisor: Dr Kevin Shedlock, Victoria University of Wellington
Project Title: Te Kōrero Matihiko - Let Indigenous Culture Digitally Speak

Kelly Stewart (Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa) Massey University
Supervisor: Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, University of Auckland
Project Title: Kaumātua Futures

Darcy-Leigh Cullen (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngai Tahu, Ngai Tai) University of Auckland
Supervisors: Drs’ Marama Muru-Lanning and Gerard O'Regan, University of Auckland   
Project Title: Tokatuhi North Island Māori Rock Art Database

Taamirangi Sam-Turner (Ngāi Tūhoe, Waikato) University of Otago
Supervisors: Dr Tangiwai Rewi, University of Otago
Project Title: He Matapihi ki te Ao Tuupuna

Nikora Topia-McCausland (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Porou, Tainui, Ngāti Ranginui) University of Waikato
Supervisor: Dr Jordan Waiti, University of Waikato
Project Title: Whānau Water Safety Needs in Whaingaroa/Raglan.

Waimihia Maniapoto-Love (Ngāti Konohi, Ngā Paerangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Dr Wayne Ngata, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Project Title: Ngā Whare Tu Taua o Te Tairawhiti

Ria Nathu (Rongowhakaata, Tainui) University of Waikato       
Supervisor: Dr Jordan Waiti, University of Waikato
Project Title: Maara Hupara as a Culturally Relevant use of Institutional ‘Space’

Erana Calder Hawkins (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tamaterā) The University of Waikato    
Supervisors: Fiona Wiremu, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Tiaki Hunia, Fonterra
Project Title: The Contribution of Māori Farms and Mātauranga Māori to Fonterra Dairy Co-Op Historically and for the Future

Milly Grant-Mackie (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kuri) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, University of Waikato; School of Psychology
Project Title: Reflections from the Past

Hazel Abraham (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa Ki Kawerau, Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe) AUT University
Supervisor: Professor Tania Ka'ai, Te Ipukarea Research Institute, AUT University
Project Title: Te Hiringa Taketake: Māori Traditional Models of Learning and Teaching

Kaneihana Dewes (Ngāti Porou) University of Waikato
Supervisor: Associate Professor Tom Roa, University of Waikato
Project Title: Mai Namata Mō Namata

Nohorua Parata (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngaa Rauru, Ngāruahine, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata) Victoria University of Wellington
Supervisor: Dr Acushla Sciascia, Massey University
Project Title: Digital Solutions for Iwi

Māia Goldsmith (Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea) Te Whare Wānanga ō Waitaha
Supervisor: Professor Angus Macfarlane, University of Canterbury   
Project Title: Practice Research in Indigenous communities: Advantages for the Specialist Education Sector

Zion Whanga-Otimi (Waikato, Maniapoto) University of Waikato
Supervisor: Associate Professor Tom Roa, University of Waikato      
Project Title: Inscriptions from the Past as Insights for Today: A selection of written texts by Paratene Ngata

Taniora Daniel Maxwell (Ngāi Tai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahu) Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi      
Supervisor: Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland
Project Title: Evidencing the Positive Contribution of Kapa Haka to the Wellbeing of New Zealand Society

Mihiterina Williams (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Konohi, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāpuhi) University of Auckland    
Supervisor: Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland
Project Title: Evidencing the Positive Contribution of Kapa Haka to the Wellbeing of New Zealand Society

Taonga Te Moni (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland
Project Title: Evidencing the Positive Contribution of Kapa Haka to the Wellbeing of New Zealand Society

Te Rina Keogh (Hauraki, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi) University of Otago
Supervisor: Professor Poia Rewi, University of Otago
Project Title: He Tātarihanga Reo Toi Māori

Rex Paraku (Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Maniapoto) Massey University
Supervisor: Dr Te Taka Keegan, University of Waikato
Project Title: Analysing Māori Language Tweeting

Tamahau Brown (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) University of Waikato
Supervisor: Dr Te Taka Keegan, University of Waikato
Project Title: A Corpus of Māori Language Tweets

Safari Hynes (Rangitāne whānui, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Maniapoto) Victoria University of Wellington
Supervisor: Dr Carwyn Jones, Victoria University of Wellington
Project Title: “The Developing Constitution of Aotearoa New Zealand: UNDRIP, the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori Law”

Kahukiwi Piripi (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) University of Auckland
Supervisor: Dr Claire Charters, University of Auckland
Project Title: Reform of Law on Class Actions and Litigation Funding: Identifying Issues for Māori

Fern Kumeroa (Ngāti Ruanui) Massey University
Supervisor: Kati Doehring, Cawthron Institute
Project Title: Water Quality and Land Restoration Register