Whakapapa: Whānau Narratives 2017-2021 | Health Research Council of New Zealand Lead Researcher: Dr Rāwiri Tinirau | Project Coordinator: Helena Rattray-Te Mana Research questions: What is whānau research, and how is whānau research conducted? Why is whānau storytelling important? What challenges are evident within whānau narratives, and what whānau-led responses can be garnered? This project aims to gather whānau narratives from eight whānau case studies. As this research project unfolds, whānau responses to challenges they have experienced will be documented, and a whānau research methodology will be developed. Through this project, an innovative space of whānau narratives and whakapapa connections will be created, and provide an insight into the organisation, perseverance, and preservation of whānau and whakapapa over time.