• Haere Mai: Welcome

    Haere Mai: Welcome

    Te Atawhai o Te Ao
  • Te Atawhai o Te Ao

    Te Atawhai o Te Ao

    Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health
  • Te Atawhai o Te Ao

    Te Atawhai o Te Ao

    Working alongside whānau and Māori communities
  • Haere Mai: Welcome
  • Te Atawhai o Te Ao
  • Te Atawhai o Te Ao

Te Atawhai o Te Ao

Kaupapa Māori Institute that undertakes
a range of environmental and health research.
Te Atawhai o Te Ao

HE KĀKANO

Māori Views and Experiences of Fertility, Reproduction
and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies).

Te Atawhai o Te Ao

Māori Organics

This project is focussed on the importance of growing
good kai for whānau, hapū and iwi.

We have worked with Iwi to develop an organic certification process.

A Māori approach to Māori issues

Kaupapa Māori research grew out of the Kaupapa
Māori schooling movement and the revival of
Māori language in the late 1980s.
Kaupapa Māori Research is research
that values Māori ways of doing things.
A Māori approach to Māori issues






Māori History

Our unique history and unique perspectives,
shape who we are and how we resolve issues.






Photo credit: 'Whanganui River, 1908' Ministry for Culture and Heritage (2013)
A Māori approach to Māori issues

Kaupapa Māori Research

Our leading principles include:
Tino Rangatiratanga,

Taonga Tuku Iho,

Ako Māori,
Kia piki ake i ngā raruraru o te kainga,
Whānau,
Kaupapa,
Te Tiriti o Waitangi,
Ata.

Haere i te rourou iti ā haere
Ata whakaarohia tāu haere
Kia kore ai e mate kai,
ko wai ka hua, ko wai ka tohu

He mihi tēnei ki a koutou, ki o koutou maunga, ki o koutou awa hoki.

Te Atawhai o Te Ao: an Independent Māori Research Institute for Environment and Health.

Te Atawhai o Te Ao is a kaupapa Māori research institute based in Whanganui. We work alongside whānau and Māori communities to undertake research that will benefit Māori.

Our Team

Staff
Dr. Cherryl Smith - Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Cherryl Smith - Senior Research Fellow

What I love most about this organisation is that the wellbeing of our people is at the heart of every person who works here, we want to see things improve for our people.

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staff
Helena Rattray - Researcher

Helena Rattray - Researcher

I enjoy the structured mash-up of people and theories that aim to improve the health and wellbeing disparities of Māori people.

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Staff
Susie Wakefield  - Registered Nurse Researcher

Susie Wakefield - Registered Nurse Researcher

I feel very privileged and honoured to be working for Te Atawhai o Te Ao to support this kaupapa.

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Staff
Miriama Cribb - Business Manager

Miriama Cribb - Business Manager

What I most enjoy about my job is that I am able to apply my skills whilst still being able to work for an independent, Kaupapa Māori organisation.

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Ngareta Patea - Communications

Ngareta Patea - Communications

I enjoy working with a team of highly skilled and compassionate whānau who walk their talk and work towards improving the well-being of our Māori population.
Meri Haami - Researcher

Meri Haami - Researcher

The best things about working at Te Atawhai o Te Ao is the welcoming, friendly research environment as well as the community informed and Kaupapa Māori led research projects, which actively seek to improve the health and well-being of the Whanganui Awa and iwi.
Tania Kara - Researcher

Tania Kara - Researcher

I love working with the team at Te Atawhai o Te Ao who provide opportunity through the research to make a difference for our people.
Hine Maraku - Administrator

Hine Maraku - Administrator

If visiting the office, you will be warmly welcomed by our office Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Director.

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