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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

Whakauae 2016 Pae Tawhiti Scholarship awarded

Kia hiwa rā!  Kia hiwa rā!

Whakauae is pleased to announce the results of the Pae Tawhiti Scholarship Awards for Masters and PhD students for the 2016 academic year.  

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Whakauae Presentation at ANZEA Conference

Researchers of Whakauae accompanied by two Te Puawai o te Ahi Kaa kaimahi recently attended ANZEA's 2016 conference in Wellington 18 - 21 July 2016. The theme was 'Next generation evaluation: Shaping better futures in Aotearoa New Zealand' which embraced a changing evaluation landscape in a diverse and pluralist Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Director resignation

In July 2016 we regretfully accepted Richard Steedman’s notice of resignation from the Whakauae Board. Richard has been an invaluable asset for Whakauae bringing a wealth of iwi knowledge and additional skills and knowledge in the areas of financial oversight and strategic iwi development.

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