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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

STIR - Stop Institutional Racism Symposium

As part of our commitment to staying abreast of recent research, issues of concern to Māori, and understanding the impacts on Māori health, our Business Manager attended the STIR Symposium on 13 September 2016.

Ngā Puna Rau Planting at Rata

On Friday the 2nd of September, members of Whakauae participated in a community planting day on the banks of the Pourewa Stream at Rata. The planting day officially recognised the launch of the Ngā Puna Rau Rangitikei Project.

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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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