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Whaia te ahi ka - Ahi ka and its role in oranga

18 months
Approved budget:
Ms Kiri Parata
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant
Lay summary
Research objectives: The proposed research aims to develop a long-term oranga strategy for the iwi of Atiawa ki Whakarongotai. The research will explore how being connected to your iwi through participation in iwi activities can enhance overall wellbeing. Principal methodologies: The iwi trust and the researchers, with support from Whakauae, intend to carry out a qualitative research project using face-to- face, in-depth interviews with people who whakapapa to Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai. Thirty iwi members will be interviewed. Using a team approach and several cycles of review, key themes will be identified from the research data and these will then inform the oranga strategy. Potential health outcomes or impact: Using the themes developed from the data, the researchers will review how roles are impacting or enhancing oranga, and through this knowledge, provide strategies and supports to the iwi trust for the future growth and support of its people.