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University of Otago Māori Research Highlights

He Kitenga 2011 tiki.

He Kitenga reflects the concept of discovery. The Māori word “kitenga” derives from “kite” which translates to words such as “see”, “perceive”, “find” and “discover”. He Kitenga Māori recognises the University's commitment to kaupapa Māori research, and research into aspects of Te Ao Māori, on a national and international scale.


  • Dental partnerships
  • Tītī traditions
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • The bigger questions…
  • Outdoor outlooks
  • Kina, he kai pai
  • Supporting te reo Māori
  • The rural heart
  • Pāua protection
  • In women's words
  • Māori cohort for POIS
  • Medicine meets Māori
  • Water connections
  • When kaupapa Māori makes business sense
  • Diabetes parallel
  • Balancing act
  • Surveying land issues
  • Taking stock
  • Working for mothers and babies
  • Seaweed studies
  • Equality and quality: a health-care debate
  • Oral health agendas
  • Destination culture
  • Forestry values
  • Diabetes: the new “pandemic”
  • Science reaches out to Tangata Whenua
  • Making sense of memories
  • Words apart Planning, managing and engaging
  • Fragmentary certainty Early ecology
  • The writer's voice
  • Prescriptive insights
  • To find a new way…
  • Fishy mysteries
  • Pukapuka Hauora: healthy lungs
  • Ngāi Tahu Research Consultation Committee
  • Contacts
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