The National Disaster Resilience Strategy, advocates that “everyone has a role in a disaster resilient nation”. Te Toi Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa (The EQC Matāuranga Māori Disaster Risk Reduction Centre) will contribute to creating a resilient New Zealand through building Māori disaster risk reduction research and workforce capabilities as well as developing and applying indigenous innovation to minimise hazard risks and impacts on the people and taonga of Aotearoa.
Creating respectful and trusting relationships
Acting with integrity, generosity and compassion
Unity, centre leaders, fellows, associates, partners and stakeholders acting as one
Collective stewardship and collaborative guardianship of taonga
Negotiating actions, challenges, change and acceptance
Solutions-focused through Innovation and creativity
Meet our leadership team, and get to know who is involved in this project to make it successful
Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāi Tahu
Christine Kenney is the Kaiwhakahaere (Director) of Te Toi Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa, the EQC Mātauranga Māori disaster risk reduction research centre, and Professor of Disaster Risk Reduction at Massey University.
Muaupoko, Ngāti Apa,
Jonathan Procter is a Professor of Natural Hazards that has taught natural hazard science, emergency management…
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe,
Suzanne Phibbs is a Māori health sociologist and senior lecturer in public health in the School of Public Health at Massey University.
Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui,
Te Āti Awa
Acushla Sciascia is of Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui and Te Āti Awa descent.
Meet some of our emerging researchers and get to know their stories.