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Why are we here?

To assist Māori to reach their potential by sustainably delivering Māori research founded on academic and research excellence, and mātauranga Māori, in a way that brings together Ngāti Hauiti interests, with the interest of Māori in general.

Whakauae - Research for Māori Health and Development

If you are interested in Māori centred research, Māori public health research or Māori health services research then this site will interest you.


Here you can meet the team, find out what  work we are currently doing, read our latest publications and find out how to contact us. We are a small team of dedicated, well qualified researchers with an established track record of success in being awarded contestable funding, generating academic outputs and carrying out quality research alongside Māori communities.

You can hear how to pronounce Whakauae here.

Latest News

AES Conference 2016, Perth, Australia (19-21 September)

The AES Conference is an annual conference hosted by New Zealand and Australia. This year’s theme, ‘Landscapes’ was a platform to reflect on what diversity and change in social, organisational, environmental, political and economic landscapes means for evaluation and evaluators.

Lowitja Conference - Melbourne 8-10 November 2016

Drs Heather Gifford and Amohia Boulton recently spent four days in Melbourne attending the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference.

Whakauae and Otago receive HRC funding

Whakauae has great pleasure in announcing a successful HRC application in the 2015 annual round.

To read further, click here.