Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant

Dr Apo Aporosa
Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development
Haunui, haurua, hauora!
3 months

Lay summary

This Ngā Kanohi Kitea (NKK) Development Grant seeks assistance to investigate appropriate tribal-centric methods underpinned by tikanga Māori values, and a set of structured research questions to inform the development of a full NKK proposal. The full NKK application will seek funding to investigate Waikato-Tainui rangatahi well-being as a result of participation in a developmental voyaging programme, which utilises traditional navigation and tikanga values and processes. This programme is held aboard Haunui, a 22 metre, 16 berth double-hulled ocean voyaging waka haurua based on traditional design specifications. Anecdotal reports suggest a strong shift by rangatahi away from institutional forms connectedness to sports and cultural activities, which in-turn is suggested to increase well-being and health. The study will measure these reports with the outcomes also informing Whakatupuranga Waikato-Tainui 2050, the tribe’s blueprint for cultural, social and economic development aimed at growth and self-determination.

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