• MAI ki Pōneke

    Activities & Events

    • 2023 Feb 03 9:00 AM to 2023 Feb 06 5:00 PM

      Writing retreat (3 nights)

    • 2023 Jan 20 9:00 AM to 2023 Jan 23 5:00 PM

      Vaughan Park

    • 2022 Jul 08 10:00 AM to 2022 Jul 08 4:00 PM

      F2F & Online


      This blended online symposium is an opportunity to strengthen connections within your MAI site whānau and, together, to consider the wider impact and reach of our collective research to grow, nurture and support Indigenous research relations.

    • 2019 Nov 14 9:00 AM to 2019 Nov 17 5:00 PM

      Puketeraki Marae, North Otago

      In mid November, 87 Māori doctoral students from a broad range of disciplines came together from all over Aotearoa, along with some international Indigenous PhD students, to share their research in a Māori supported way.

    • 2019 Nov 14 9:00 AM to 2019 Nov 17 5:00 PM

      Puketeraki Marae, North Otago

      Join us for the annual National MAI Doctoral Conference, which will be held at Puketeraki Marae, North Otago, 14 -17 November 2019.

      MAI ki Otago, together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, looks forward to hosting Māori postgraduate students from all over Aotearoa New Zealand for this premiere Māori graduate event.

    For students in the Wellington region (enrolment can be at any institution) MAI ki Pōneke is based at Te Kawa a Māui, The School of Māori Studies.

  • Ngāti Kahungunu Rangitāne Kai Tahu Kati Mamoe Ngāti Porou Ngāti Raukawa Te Wainui ā Ru
    Senior Research Fellow
    Health Services Research Centre

    Dr Lynne Russell works as a Senior Research Fellow - Maori Health with the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) at Victoria University of Wellington. Much of her professional and academic work has centred around the Indigenous knowledge and healing practices used in recovery from trauma associated with mental distress, suicide loss and self-harm. She describes herself as an writer, activist and public speaker stirred by cultural resilience, social justice, Indigenous and LGBTI rights, and the amplification of voices more readily silenced in society.

  • Lecturer- Programme director first year design school
    Wellington Design School

    David is the Programme Director - First Year Design at the School of Design. He gained his qualification for Victoria University of Wellington

  • Ngāti Hauā
    Te Kawa a Māui

    Mike is a lecturer at Te Kawa a Māui, where he teaches courses on Māori language and customs.

  • Senior Lecturer
    Institute of Modern Letters

    Dr Tina Makereti has a PhD and Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a novelist, essayist, curator and short fiction writer. Her first novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings (Vintage, 2014) has been described as a New Zealand classic and 'a remarkable first [book that] spans generations of Moriori, Māori and Pākehā descendants as they grapple with a legacy of pacifism, violent domination and cross-cultural dilemmas.' It was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2016 and won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction.

  • 21COV11

    COVID project

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    Project completed

    Research on the impact of COVID-19 on Māori tends to highlight its negative outcomes. This strengths-based research project examines improvements in Māori wellbeing that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Rongomaiwahine Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāti Tūwharetoa
    Senior Lecturer
    Te Kura Māori - Faculty of Education

    Adreanna is a Senior Lecturer in Te Kura Māori in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include youth, education, and health as well as Māori development with a specific interest in Indigenous – ethnic minority youth and how existent issues within the community influence life experience and the articulation of that experience.

  • Ngāpuhi
    School of Psychology

    Tia is a lecturer at the school of psychology, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include four key areas, broadly linked and overarched by relationships within Māori and Indigenous Developmental Psychology.

    These areas include:

    • Indigenous and developmental psychology in the interdependent relations between whānau and their children’s learning
    • Autobiographical memory with whanau
    • Language research
    • Māori pediatric health
  • Full project

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    The overarching research questions for this platform are:

  • Ngāti Porou
    Senior Lecturer
    Te Kawa a Māui

    Ocean’s teaching and research interests are varied, but her key focus is how mātauranga Māori and science connect and relate, particularly in educational contexts and using novel digital technologies. She co-leads a National Science Challenge project investigating the perceptions of novel biotechnological controls of pest wasps in Aotearoa. Her research also involves kaupapa Māori reading of films. She is the presenter of Māori Television's Project Mātauranga and presents for TVNZ’s Coast.