The aim of this FoRST funded research is to strengthen the relevance of iwi/hapū marae and regional language among Māori youth, improving their overall participation and success in New Zealand society. We have surveyed over 500 youth in Tai Tokerau about their experiences and aspirations around their hapū marae. Our research team aims to develop an interactive Web 2.0 resource that will be of benefit to the whānau and hapū in northern rohe, especially tamariki and the generations to come. This resource will contain information about regional language and dialects, marae, and hapū stories and history as recounted by kuia and kaumātua of the rohe, as determined by them.
Te Wehi Nui a Mamao: Maximising the potential of Maori langauge and tribal marae among youth (2008-2010)