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The Last Straw! to Whāriki

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Business, Health Sciences, Humanities
Host campus
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral
Dr Robin Quigg


This project is part of the NZ Adaptation of The Last Straw board game to engage and assist students to understand the intersection of determinants of health with Te Ao Māori.

Students ideally will have a good understanding of tikanga Māori. It would be beneficial if the student has whakapapa connections within New Zealand.

This project would suit students who have knowledge or abilities in the following areas:

  • Māori studies
  • public health
  • history
  • game design or development
  • marketing
  • computer science

Students who are interested in the project with skills and abilities in areas not listed are also encouraged to make contact.


Robin Quigg
Tel   +64 21 279 9041