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Tō Tātou Hokakatanga: Action and intervention in Sexual and Reproductive Health

TeWairuaTeManawaTeAoMaramaByRKahukiwa

2006 - 2007 | Health Research Council of New Zealand

The project was the first official research project conducted by Te Atawhai o Te Ao. This project was carried out for Te Puawai Tapu: Kaupapa Māori Sexuality Services and funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. 

This project consisted of two parts including:

  • A comprehensive report outlining issues pertaining to this kaupapa; and
  • Rangatahi focused educational resources.

Educational resources that were created from the findings include:

  • Whitiahua (Film) - ‘Te Ira Tangata’ was produced by Justin Gush. Whaea Kaa Williams graced us with her beautiful whakaaro with regards to this kaupapa. Robyn Kahukiwa also gave permission to utilise her wonderful artwork from her book ‘Oriori’ a Māori child is born;
  • Mahi Toi (Artwork) - ‘Te Timatanga’ was painted by Cheyden Waitai. The outline that this painting originated through an interview with Tāmati Kruger and his whakaaro. This painting was utilised as a visual for the film and cover for CD; and
  • Waiata (Song / Music) - ‘Deciphering Symbols’ was produced by Maaka Pohatu and William Cassidy. Also originated through the kōrero of Tāmati Kruger. Again a key part of the film.

Researchers: Justin Gush, Jim Puki, Dr Cherryl Smith, Dr Paul Reynolds

Publications list

Ki te Matau: Tō Tātou Hokakatanga: Action and Intervention in Sexual Reproduction Health Report by Dr Cherryl Smith and Dr Paul Reynolds for Te Puawai Tapu: Kaupapa Māori Sexuality Services.