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Wednesday 10 August 2022 12:54pm


Tēnā koutou kātoa, ānei tētahi pānui rangahau mō koutou ki te pānui

We would like your support in an exciting new research project, looking at Māori perspectives of forensic data in the courtroom.

No prior knowledge of the topic is expected. We would like to learn from you and listen to your thoughts.

$30 grocery voucher as koha. Kai and inu provided.

Participants must be over 18 years old and self-identify as Māori.

We will run two hui-ā-rōpū at Ōtākou Marae on Friday 19 August and would love to hear from your then!

Bookings essential for kai and inu: or 03 479 4957

* No images or replicas of kōiwi tangata, human remains are involved in the participation of this research *

For a copy of the information sheet and consent form, please email or

Scanning for Justice

Jury service is an important way that New Zealanders help make sure the justice system is fair.
In a criminal trial, it is important that jurors understand the scientific evidence and interpret it in an unbiased way.
Our research investigates whether 3D computerised models or resin copies of kōiwi tāngata (human skeletal remains) represent a replication, reproduction, or a reconstruction of the deceased individual's personhood, and what this data represents for Māori, hapū and iwi.
We are looking for participants who identify as Māori and are over the age of 18.
The hui-ā-rōpū/focus group will go for 90 minutes, where kai and inu will be provided for participants.
In addition, each participant will receive a $30 koha in the form of a supermarket gift card.

The contact details for the research project are:
Dr Angela Clark
Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago.
Tel 03 479 4957 | Email
This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee. Reference: 22/0033


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