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Why are we here?

Whakauae has a vision to transform Māori lives through excellent research. We are all about translating thoughts into action; driving high quality kaupapa Māori research that is innovative, collaborative and cutting edge to create positive change.

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

2017 Māori Public Health Symposium

On June 19 2017, the Public Health Association of New Zealand held a symposium on Māori Public Health in Auckland.  

Care and Protection of Māori Children at World Congress

Ms Tania Williams-Blyth and Dr Amohia Boulton have recently returned from the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, in Dublin, Ireland.

Welcome for Red River Metis postgraduate student

Valdine Flaming of Thompson, Northern Manitoba arrived in Whanganui on 24 May 2017 to begin a three-month postgraduate student placement with Whakauae. A pōwhiri for Valdine was held at Rātā Marae shortly after her arrival in Whanganui.