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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

Professor Denise Wilson's Inaugural Professorial Address

Amohia and Heather joined with friends, family members and colleagues to tautoko Professor Denise Wilson at her Inaugural Professorial Address at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) on the 31st May.  Denise is from Ngāti Tahinga and the Director of Taupua Waiora the Centre for Māori Health Research at AUT. 

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Change of Leadership

The Board Chair of Whakauae Research Services Ltd, Mr Peter Fraser, announced a change in leadership for the health research centre. Dr Heather Gifford who established Whakauae in 2005 under the auspices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti, has stepped down from her role as Centre Director, paving the way for Dr Amohia Boulton to take over the day to day management of the organisation.

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Māori keen for doctors and healers to work together

The latest HRC Pānui reports on the findings of Glenis Mark;s Postdoctoral research regarding Māori patients; perspectives on health, their experiences of rongoā Māori (traditional Māori medicine) and/ r primary health services as well as their views on greater integration of the two systems of care.

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