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Walkways Project

RoheNgatiApa: 56km between arrows

2006 - 2008  |  Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

The project looked at traditional lands used by our tūpuna (ancestors) within the Ngāti Apa region. The focus was on 56km of coastal boundary of the rohe (region). The project gathered whakapapa kōrero for the area and worked with whānau to research the traditional uses.

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Taiohi Māori Film Project

2008 | Mā Te Reo

The project involved the production of three short Te Reo Māori films as a medium of promoting and strengthening the indigenous language of Aotearoa. The films were produced by Justin Gush and funded by Mā Te Reo, providing financial support for community-originated projects that increase Māori language use. 

The project involved Taiohi (youth) in all aspects of production and will be utilised as a communication tool between young Māori. Those involved were provided with the opportunity to gain skills within the field of film-making and the completed films are now available as an educational Te Reo Māori resource.

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Māori Vietnam Veterans

2007 - 2008  |  Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Atawhai o Te Ao

MaoriVietnamVeteransThe project was developed as a result of discussions with Māori Vietnam Veterans living in Whanganui. The project involved the gathering of fourty one Māori Vietnam veterans experiences on film. The interviews were conducted in Kaitāia, Kaikohe, Auckland, Whakatāne, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Whanganui. Each Veteran spoke for one to two hours about their early life, enlistment, army training, experiences in Vietnam, observations of aerial spraying, combat duties, comradeship, returning home, health of themselves and whānau since returning from Vietnam.

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

hekakano12006 - 2008  |  Health Research Council of New Zealand

Beginning with discussions with whānau, we found that those who had been involved in a range of fertility treatments revealed a lack of information, tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori in regards to fertility, reproduction and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies).  Seeing a need to find out more, a project proposal was developed and accepted by the Health Research Council.

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