• Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What current methods do Māori use to manage money? What financial products and services are likely to be effective for Māori and how might these be successfully implemented? What support can Māori organisations (including iwi) and the government provide to increase whānau financial literacy and savings?

    Poverty within many Māori communities is perpetuated by low incomes, poor financial literacy and a lack of whānau role models who encourage saving. For change to occur, financial education, collaborative community efforts and radical behavioural shifts are required.

  • Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Mahuta
    Professor of Management
    Department of Management

    Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. In 2018, Professor Haar was appointed as a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi (2020), a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (since 2012), and Chartered Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

  • Scoping project

    Project commenced:

    What unique Human Resource Management (HRM) practices are offered in Aotearoa workplaces that directly engage in a positive way with Māori employees? 
    What do these look like? How are the perceived (and received) by Maori and non-Māori employees? Do they positively shape attitudes as we might expect - and if not, why not? What are the barriers and drivers behind them? 

  • Te Ātiawa Ngāti Tama
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Economics and Finance

    Matthew Roskruge (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama) is codirector of Te Au Rangahau and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance. He has an academic background in health and population economics, and researchers broadly as an applied economist and social scientist. His current research projects include:

    • Māori economics & mixed-methods
    • Social capital and wellbeing research
    • Effective health systems and service delivery; Health Economics
    • Population, labour and regional economics
  • Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What are the bases for Māori enterprise collaboration? How do Māori activate Indigenous entrepreneurial capabilities for collaboration and what forms do Māori enterprise collaborations take?

    By exploring Māori enterprise collaboration as a fundamental but challenging strategy for Māori economic development, this project identifies principles and models which can inform Māori and non-Māori about enterprise collaboration. It does this by using mātauranga Māori, kaupapa Māori, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori, as well as considerations of non-Māori principles, practices and technologies for enterprise collaboration.

  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    Intern: Jonothan Rau

    Supervisor: Dr Shaun Awatere

    Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

    This research project seeks to identify horticultural land use opportunities in Māori-owned Wairoa, Te Tairawhiti rohe. The outcomes of this project are to monitor and assess current soil and water trends to determine the most suitable crops for preventing wind and water erosion. Methods include district scale spatial analysis (Reid et. al 2006) to determine the most suitable crops, of which are saffron, feijoa and gevuina.

    This project continued into a Master’s study in January, 2018.

  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    Intern: Rewi Nankivell

    Supervisor: Dr Carla Houkamau

    The University of Auckland Business School

    This research seeks to determine the concepts of cultural richness through a Māori lens and within the principles of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and aroha. Nankivell blends personal narrative and research to examine cultural richness and social capital and how these themes can be integrated into an urban setting.

  • Ngāpuhi
    Faculty of Business and Economics

    Jamie is a lecturer in Management and International Business at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Auckland. He is also the CEO of Soul Capital, which invests in social enterprises and social business in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    He is a board member on the National Advisory Board for Impact Investment, on Connect: Supporting Recovery, on Social Enterprise Auckland and works as a consultant on Business Model Innovation, Strategy and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • Ngāto Porou
    Faculty of Business and Economics

    Kiri is a lecturer in property in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland. Her teaching focuses on Māori land issues and Māori entrepreneurship and business development. Kiri’s research and areas of expertise focuses on competitive Māori strategy, Māori economics and Māori business.

  • Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi Ngāti Rangi Ngāti Tūwharetoa Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāi Tūhoe

    Rawiri is a graduate of Massey University and Co-Director of Te Atawhai o te Ao. He was previously Project Manager for MANU AO with the responsibility of implementing key projects, such as the Leadership Course and Academic Forums. 

    Rawiri has expertise in Project management; Māori event management; Māori business and organisations; and Māori oral history. He has tribal affiliations to Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tūhoe.