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Te mahi rangahau: The research

Te Koronga: Graduate research excellence

We supervise and train Māori research students and non-Māori researchers who wish to work with Māori communities on Māori research topics. We primarily utilise kaupapa Māori research methodologies and have a strong emphasis on praxis.

Student projects are broadly related to mauri ora, Māori physical education and health and indigenous science. Please see our current and past students' projects.

Wānanga and training opportunities

We frequently run research wānanga and hui to train our students in becoming Māori researchers. Here are some examples of the different kaupapa we lead.

Monthly writing retreats

Every last Friday of the month, we host writing retreats for a dedicated time to focus on writing for our students. Location: Tēnei au Te Koronga, Rm 113, 55 Union St West, Dunedin.

Hui Monday

Every Monday from 9am–11am, Te Koronga Graduate Research Excellence students meet collectively. These sessions are our Māori equivalent of the research lab, where students hui and wānanga in relation to their research. Location: Tēnei au Te Koronga, rm 113, 55 Union St West, Dunedin.

Te Koronga Korikori Tinana Whānau Fit

Te Koronga Graduate Research Excellence students Terina Raureti, Ben Hanara, Tukohirangi Pini, Chelsea Cunningham and Ngahuia Mita created this Te Reo Māori, hauora and physical activity kaupapa. Whānau Fit runs every Tuesday 12-1pm in Smithell’s Gym. All welcome.

Te Reo, Karakia and Waiata

Te Koronga hosts Te Reo, karakia and waiata sessions for students and staff of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences to strengthen Te Reo and tikanga across Te Koronga. These sessions are every Monday from 11-12pm in Tēnei au Te Koronga, rm 113, 55 Union St West, Dunedin.

Te Koronga/PEMA (Physical Education Māori Association) undergraduate study sessions

To support our Māori and Pacific undergraduate students we co-host weekly study sessions. These sessions are every Monday from 5.30pm-11pm, rm 118, 55 Union St West, Dunedin.

Te Koronga Undergraduate Teaching

In 2019, we now teach the following papers as a pathway to postgraduate study as well as preparing students into careers in Māori physical education and health, physical education, exercise, health and sport:

We also teach content across papers in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences and other programmes.

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Te Koronga: Indigenous Science Research Theme

Current research projects

  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Māori water safety programme for whānau. Funded by Health Research Council for $1,192,263 (ex GST) June 2019 – May 2022. Researchers: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips, Dr Jordan Waiti (University of Waikato), Prof Chris Button, Dr Jill Haszard, Miss Terina Raureti, Miss Ngahuia Mita, Mr Shaquille Graham (University of Waikato), Mr Rob Hewitt, Mr Brendan Flack, Mr Mark Haimona and Mr Tukaha Milne.
  • Digital solutions to support knowledge and connections. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga for $292,219 (ex GST) September 2018 - December 2020. Researchers Dr Hauiti Hakopa and Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia (Massey University).
  • Community Connections to Place. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga for $252,900 (ex GST) September 2018 - December 2020. Researchers: Dr Jackson, Dr Ocean Mercier (Victoria University), Dr Marama Muru-Lanning, Dr Naomi Simmonds (Awanuiārangi), Prof Huia Jahnke (Massey University).
  • Mātauranga Research Platform. Funded by Brain Research New Zealand for $186, 177 from September 2018 - December 2020. Researchers: Professor Hinemoa Elder (University of Auckland), Associate Professor Nicola Kayes (AUT), Dr Anne-Marie Jackson and Miss Chelsea Cunningham.
  • "Kia Ū". Funded by a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Seeding Grant 2018 to support Miss Chelsea Cunningham’s PhD research in the virtual reality and technological elements of her research in exploring pepeha. Researcher: Miss Chelsea Cunningham. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.

Current Te Koronga funded research projects

  • Tuupuna Times: Preserving the Narratives of Ruruhi and Koroheke. Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Tangiwai Rewi.
  • The Kawa of technology and culture Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Hauiti Hakopa.
  • Strengthening Whānau Practices of Te Reo and Tikanga in the context of the Moana. Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • He Pātaka Takaroa. Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Peter Russell.
  • Māori Research Capacity and Leadership in Dr Brownlie’s Lab. Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie.
  • Wai Puna: Understanding Māori water safety in Ngāti Hine. Funded by Te Koronga Indigenous Science Research Theme for $5,000 (ex GST), 2018. Researcher: Dr Chanel Phillips.

Completed Research Projects

  • Protecting cultural identity in the digital environment funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Postdoctoral Fellowship for $78,615 (ex GST) per annum 1 December 2016 – 30 November 2018. Researcher: Dr Hauiti Hakopa. Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Prof Christina Hulbe, Prof Tahu Kukutai (University of Waikato).
  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Waka and Water Safety funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Vision Mātauranga Connect Scheme for $100, 000 (ex GST) 2017-2018. Researchers: Miss Terina Raureti. Supervisor Dr Anne-Marie Jackson. More info can be seen at the Tangaroa Ara Rau Facebook page.
  • Hui-te-ana-nui: Understanding kaitiakitanga in the marine environment for National Science Challenge Sustainable Seas (PDF 1.5 MB) funded by National Science Challenge Sustainable Seas for $120, 000 (ex GST) June 2016 – May 2017. Researchers: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Ms Ngahuia Mita, Dr Hauiti Hakopa.

Pūkōrero Seminars

2018

  • September: Tuupuna Times - Preserving the Narratives of Ruuruhi and Koroheke. Dr Tangiwai Rewi.
  • August: Creating success through science: Understanding & Improving Māori experiences within science. Miss Aprille Mincher.
  • August: Spatial Dimension of cultural identity. Mr Shane Witehira.
  • June: Wai ora, Mauri ora: Reflections on developing a collaborative exhibition. Prof Nancy Longnecker, Ms Jeanette Wikaira.
  • May: Storm Chasing 101 – South Pacific Tropical Cyclones 1998–2018. Dr Pete Russell.
  • April 2018: Te Koronga Summer Interns. Miss Georgia McCarty and Miss Courtney Sullivan.
  • March 2018: Te Koronga Summer Interns. Mr Finn Ryder, Mr Mitchell Purvis, Mr Nathanael Chandrakumra and Mr Ben Hanara

2017

  • November 2017: Genetics and Māori Health. Dr Julia Wilson.
  • October 2017: Mātauranga Māori and the Ageing Brain CoRE. Professor Hinemoa Elder.
  • August 2017: Using ecology to support aspirations of Tangata Tiaki / Kaitiaki (Customary Fishery Managers). Associate Professor Chris Hepburn.
  • July 2017: Hui-te-ana-nui Understanding Kaitiakitanga in the Marine Environment. Interface of Mātauranga and Indigenous Science. Dr Anne Marie Jackson.

Research Wānanga/Symposia

2019

2018

  • Te Koronga Symposium, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Te Koronga International Waka Voyaging Wānanga, Otago Museum and Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki
  • Te Koronga Research Noho, Puketeraki Marae
  • Te Koronga Teaching Noho, Puketeraki Marae, Arai Te Uru Marae

2017

  • Te Koronga Symposium, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Te Koronga Teaching Noho, Puketeraki Marae, Arai Te Uru Marae

2016

  • Te Koronga Wānanga 2016 at Puketeraki focused on community needs and aspirations based on pepeha-ā-Puketeraki.
  • Te Koronga Teaching Noho, Puketeraki Marae, Arai Te Uru Marae

Te Koronga Summer Interns

Te Koronga proudly co-funds summer internship students on indigenous science related kaupapa. No matter whether you're a student, a Māori community group, a funder or a researcher, we have set up relationships and internships to create co-beneficial outcomes.

Please check back here for opportunities for 2019–2020, or get in touch with us:

Contact us at Te Koronga

2018-2019

  • Connecting to the sacred geographies of our ancestors. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Intern: Mr Shane Witehira (Ngāti Kahu). Supervisor: Dr Hauiti Hakopa.
  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Tangaroa The Atua of Human Movement. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Intern: Ben Hanara (Ngāti Kahungunu). Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips.
  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Waka Voyaging and Water Safety. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Intern: Ngahuia Mita (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hako, Hauraki). Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips.
  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Whānau Connections and Water Safety. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Intern: Terina Raureti (Ngāti Raukawa). Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips.
  • Tangaroa Ara Rau: Whakapapa Understandings in Te Tairāwhiti. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Intern: Denni Rangihuna (Ngāti Porou). Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips.
  • Māori and Concussion. Funded by Te Ngaru Paewhenua, Division of Sciences, University of Otago. Intern: Mark Alexander (Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu). Supervisors: Dr Chanel Phillips, Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Pūrākau and Whakapapa o Te Whānau-ā-Apanui. Funded by Te Ngaru Paewhenua, Division of Sciences, University of Otago. Intern: Haimora Ngatoro (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui). Supervisors: Dr Chanel Phillips, Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Strengthening tamariki Māori identity. Funded by Te Ngaru Paewhenua, Division of Sciences, University of Otago. Intern: Royal Hepi (Ngāti Maniapoto). Supervisors: Dr Chanel Phillips, Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Pacific pedagogies. Funded by Te Ngaru Paewhenua, Division of Sciences, University of Otago. Intern: Jerry Guelfa (Samoan). Supervisors: Dr Chanel Phillips, Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.

2017–2018

  • Hauora and Pūtaiao Solutions for Te Toki Voyaging Trust. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Intern: Rangiiria Barclay-Kerr (Waikato/Tainui). Supervisors: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Mr Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr.
  • Mahunga, Pakihiwi, Puku, Hope, Waewae. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Intern: Courtney Sullivan. Supervisors: Dr Hauiti Hakopa.
  • Whānau Incarceration and Indigenous Science. Funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Intern: Georgia McCarty. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • The spatial dimension of cultural identity. Co-funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Intern: Shane Witehira. Supervisor: Dr Hauiti Hakopa
  • Examining fisheries data in the East Otago Taiāpure. Co-funded by Department of Conservation/Te Koronga. Intern: Nathaneal Chandakumra. Supervisor: Dr Peter Russell.
  • Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai. Co-funded by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu/Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai /Te Koronga. Intern: Finn Ryder. Supervisor: Assoc Prof Chris Hepburn.
  • Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai. Co-funded by Department of Conservation/Te Koronga. Intern: Georgia Rees. Supervisor: Assoc Prof Chris Hepburn.
  • Māori sport organisations. Co-funded by School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences/Te Koronga. Intern: Mitchell Purvis. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Creating success through science: Understanding & Improving Māori experiences within science. Co-funded by School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences/Te Koronga. Intern: Aprille Mincher. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Wai Māori Ngāi Māori. Co-funded by Toi Tangata/Te Koronga. Intern: Ben Hanara. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.

2016–2017

  • Ko Hikaroroa te mauka: Hikaroroa is the mountain. Co-funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Summer Intern: Miss Georgia-Rae Flack. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Ko Waikouaiti te awa: Waikouaiti is the river. Co-funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Summer Intern: Terina Raureti. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Mapping your pēpeha. Co-funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga/Te Koronga. Summer Intern: Chelsea Cunningham. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson, Prof Richard Walter.
  • Taonga Tākaro. Co-funded by Toi Tangata/Te Koronga. Summer Intern: Tukohirangi Pini. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Māori water safety. Funded by Water Safety New Zealand. Summer Intern: Mitchell Purvis. Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.
  • Māori navigational kōrero in Antarctica. Funded by Ross Ice Shelf Research Project. Intern: Ngahuia Mita. Supervisors: Prof Christina Hulbe and Dr Anne-Marie Jackson.

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