Te Hononga Pūkenga - ‘the connection of experts’, was created by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to make Māori and Indigenous research expertise, location and contact information readily available, in response to the need for stronger engagement between Māori Researchers and Government, the wider public/private sector and to facilitate our communities to access us as Māori & Indigenous researchers.
This research uses new sequencing technology to develop molecular markers for use in tracing the translocation history of Corynocarpus laevigatus (karaka in Aotearoa or kōpi on Rekohu/Chatham Islands). The research also involves collecting historic information of karaka/kōpi in the form of korero (oral histories) and rongo/waiata (songs). The regional ethnobotany of the tree in Aotearoa will also be studied.
The purpose of this project is to create a repository of knowledge for all information identified as mātauranga Māori. Having this knowledge recorded and collected within the Sustainable Seas
Challenge will help identify where mātauranga Māori has been used to integrate with other knowledge frameworks, and how it contributed to the distinctive products, processes, systems and services of the Challenge. Other factors that would be captured:
• The source of the mātauranga Māori (who the knowledge came from).
Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2014). Distribution of vertical velocity inferred from secondary flow in a curved tidal channel. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(9), 6010-6023. doi: 10.1002/2014JC010003
In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that we are not solely the product of our genes alone, rather our growth and development is the result of complex interactions between our genes and environment.