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Rongo-ā-Ngāti Hine: Development of a Rongoā Māori Strategic Plan for Ngāti Hine

18 months
Approved budget:
Dr Mary-Anne Baker
Mrs Moe Milne
Dr Erena Wikaire
Associate Professor Matire Harwood
Mrs Jennifer Rutene-Smith
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant
Lay summary
This project aims to develop a Rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) strategic plan for Ngāti Hine Iwi. There is a growing need to respond to whānau demands for access to rongoā Māori. Ngāti Hine Health Trust are keen to take up this wero (challenge), however, there is currently no defined Ngāti Hine specific strategy to underpin these aspirations. This Kaupapa Māori community-led research project hold whānau hui to gather and collate Ngāti Hine whānau and stakeholder aspirations for the long-term future of rongoā Māori. Information will be used to develop a Rongoā Māori strategic plan and framework for implementation. This research will establish an iwi-led approach to rongoā development and inform future pathways and initiatives towards realising iwi aspirations. Hence, this research will be of long-term benefit to Ngāti Hine and the health and wellbeing of the wider Ngāti Hine and Tai Tokerau region.