Projects

Assessing the Effects of Up-Grading Playgrounds on Children’s Physical Activity

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A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Otago, Dunedin, 24th June 2010.

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Assessing the Presence of Wairua

Working at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and the field of Toi Whakairo, it is essential I believe that the presence of wairua at level 7 is noted within tauira art works. This is another attribute that sets Maori institutions aside.

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Au e ihu! Nga Morehu Taua: Those that are left must endeavour to complete the work

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This project has involved the digitisation and categorisation of a diverse range of tāonga from the 28 Māori Battalion, D Company veterans and their families, including videoed interviews, handwritten and typed letters and other documents, and photographs of people, places and personal objects. These have been assembled together in a dynamic, searchable database that can be edited, and has made the tāonga easily accessible for research and education.

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Aue Ha! Māori men’s relational health

This project addresses the crucial gap in previous research by studying the everyday lives and positive relationships of Māori men in the context of men’s health. Māori men face many challenges in maintaining health and in developing meaningful and culturally patterned relationships.

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Bullock versus the Department of Corrections: Did the Human Rights Review Tribunal get it wrong?

Cultural misunderstandings regarding the use of Māori rituals in Pākehā surroundings have led to embarrassment and anger. Recently, a woman, Bullock by name, filed a claim against the Department of Corrections with the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT) a body whose job, amongst others, is to review breaches of human rights as defined under the Human Rights Act 1993.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009/2010. Stigma and Discrimination of Indigenous Youth with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Problems.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009/2010. Stigma and Discrimination of Indigenous Youth with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Problems. NZ Team Lead Researcher.

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