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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

Release of the Tapuhi Tū Toa Audit Report

The Tapuhi Tū Toa Audit Report covers the factors that contributed to the pilot Māori student nurses smoking cessation intervention gaining limited traction in targeted schools of nursing in 2016 and what may need to happen if the Intervention is to be successfully delivered in the future.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

Report from Dr Heather Gifford after attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Conference, Florence, Italy, 8-11 March 2017.


Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Hearings 2017

The first round of substantive hearings into the Taihape rohe land claims took place at Rātā Marae over the week of 06 – 10 March 2017, hosted by Ngāti Hauiti.