Rangahau Māori Centre at EIT aims to drive community projects
Te Kura i Awarua, a new EIT Rangahau Māori Centre was opened at the Hawke’s Bay Campus of EIT | Te Pūkenga last year.
Te Kura i Awarua, which means ‘the precious objects (from Awarua)’ is located on EIT’s Hawke’s Bay Campus in Taradale. The new centre has number of important research projects in health, food security, archiving and working with the rich history of hapū and iwi in the region and environmental challenges
Prominent research Professor joins EIT | Te Pūkenga research unit after significant grant
Professor Boyd Swinburn, a nutrition and global health expert, has joined Te Kura i Awarua, the EIT | Te Pūkenga Rangahau Māori Centre, to continue significant research into food security for children in Hawke’s Bay.
Professor Swinburn’s appointment and the continuation of the project are thanks to a significant two-year research grant from A Better Start E Tipu e Rea National Science Challenge. It is largest research grant the Polytech sector (now Te Pūkenga) has ever been awarded.
EIT | Te Pūkenga Policy Think Tank discusses importance of moving from food security to food sovereignty
A Think Tank, called Food Security to Food Sovereignty, was organised by Te Kura i Awarua (Rangahau Māori Centre) and EIT Research and Innovation Centre in November 2022. The Think Tank focused on why the fruit bowl of the country has masses of hungry kids and how to resolve these issues.
Inspirational Te Ara Takapau photobook charts remarkable hapū māmā journey
Te Ara Takapau, an inspirational photobook documenting the experience of hapū māmā at the Flaxmere Te Whare Pora, was launched at a Camberley School function recently.
The Te Whare Pora is a weaving centre where expectant mothers and their families learn how to weave wahakura (woven flax bassinet for infants) and in the process get support during their pregnancy. Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga started this initiative in Flaxmere three years ago.
Homecoming for EIT’s new Rangahau Māori Professor
EIT’s new Professor Rangahau Māori, Dr Annemarie Gillies, has returned to the institution from where she sourced her introduction to academia many years ago at the Hawke’s Bay Community College.
Annemarie (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngäti Awa, Te Whanau-a-Apanui and Te Arawa) is now a long established business and management academic with a previous senior appointment at Massey University and a Professorial appointment at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Developing the potential of Rangahau Māori
Developing the potential of Rangahau Māori (Māori research) and moving it away from the constraints of western research methodology was the focus of a research forum at EIT’s Taradale campus in May 2021.
Te Kura i Awarua Rangahau Māori Centre
Professor David Tipene-Leach
Professor Boyd Swinburn
Professor of Rangahau Māori
Professor Annemarie Gillies
Senior Research Fellow
Assistant Research Fellow
Raun Makirere Haerewa
UoA Research Fellow