Ko Tararua ngā pae maunga
Ko Otaki te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti te hapū
Ko Te Pou-o-Tainui te marae
Ko Hoturoa te tangata
Ko Karen Raureti rāua ko Kiwa Raureti ōku matua
Ko Katherine Raureti tōku tuakana
Ko Tonihi Raureti taku tungāne
Nō Otaki ahau
Ko Terina Raureti tōku ingoa
My research focuses on how the value of swimming can strengthen whānau connection to the water environment as a way to improve Māori health and well-being. Using whānau knowledge and experiences, I explore our whānau past time interaction as well as exploring how whānau were taught to swim and engage with water. Through this research I am hoping to unravel a Māori specific way of encouraging whānau to learn to swim and enjoy surrounding water ways.
Alongside my research, we also run Te Koronga Korikori Tinana, which is a Māori physical activity initiative to encourage being active in a way that is influenced by a Māori worldview. This is done through the use of Te Reo Māori, Taonga takaaro and many different kēmū run at the University.
Terina is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.
Coastal People: Southern Skies