Marae food gardens: Health and wellbeing through urban marae in Tāmaki Makaurau

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2011 to 2016

Efforts to reduce health inequalities for indigenous peoples need to tackle a broad range of issues and work at many different levels. Health promotion interventions must be designed to address these issues and empower indigenous people to take control of their own lives in pursuit of health and wellbeing. Targeted interventions like community food gardens are an example of a health promotion intervention that can have wide-ranging benefits for physical, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing. My PhD research explores the influence of culture and the importance of locational context to indigenous participation in health promotion, as evidenced in food gardens situated on urban marae in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland, New Zealand).

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