Our research leadership and emerging researchers are contributing to a range of research endeavours including National Science Challenge Research Programmes, and projects funded by MBIE, MOTU, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Health Research Council.
During 2021 Te Toi Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa has also developed a partnership with QuakeCoRE, New Zealand’s Centre of Research Excellence for Seismic Resilience. Our initial research projects will further the development of emerging Māori researchers’ capabilities and a range of projects are under development. Several of our emerging researchers will explore Māori perspectives and approaches to seismic risk communication, while others will work with iwi and hapū to create cultural atlases that will be tools for supporting marae resilience.
We look forward to developing further projects with iwi, hapū and whānau in due course, and will, from time to time, provide research funding opportunities on our website to enable this to occur. The funding will support the development of Māori community-led research, researchers, and projects that are specific to respective tūrangawaewae.