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The general theme of Hirini's research interests is understanding something of the relationship between people, land and water; notions of Māori land tenure, marae, trusteeship, genealogical layering, tribal identity and belonging.
Hirini’s postdoctoral research investigates cross-generational marae-community observations of waterways.
Hirini also does research for Maori Maps, reconnection of marae-descendants to land through food.
In his spare time Hirini enjoys listening to stories.