Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Waipareira wins major research grant

Waipareira wins major research grant

Wai-Research has been awarded a grant that will allow the research arm of Waipareira to drill into the west Auckland community and find out what really works for whanau.

Funding from the Health Research Council (HRC) was a major step forward for Waipareira, Wai-Research Director Dr Tanya Allport said.

“The idea of being able to produce our own research --research done by ourselves, for ourselves; research that is of releveance to this community - is fantastic,” Dr Allport said.

“Receiving this grant is wonderful as it finally puts Te Whanau O Waipareira in a position where we can work with our community to determine what our research priorities are, and secondly to capture the narratives of whanau going back five generations, to find out what were the things in their journey that have made a difference to their lives, and to the flourishing of their whanau. “

Wai-Research was established last year and since its launch 13 months ago has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iwi-based research team Whakauae Research.

Dr Allport said the HRC funding is for the “Catalysts of Health” project.

“The project is to look backwards to tell us all the good stuff and things that have made a positive impact on whanau,” Dr Allport said.

“We already know the statistics of what isn’t working, so by finding out what make whanau healthy and well in our rohe we will be able to firstly apply it to our own services, and secondly advocate for changes to take place in other areas, other providers, other rohe, where our learings will aim to contirbute to what we know about the effects of urbanisation on Māori, and the resilience of Māori in the city.”

For more information about Wai-Research go to www.waipareira.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Rises From The Ashes (& Chris O'Connor Talks)

Simultaneously dreamy and structured, understated and subtle, spacious and hypnotic, The Phoenix Foundation's new album Lifeline includes gorgeous vocal harmonies, lilting lyrics with no lack of wry, self-deprecating humour, and gently weeping guitar parts. More>>



Howard Davis: Estère At San Fran

Appearing at Wellington's San Fran to promote her new single, Calculated Risk, the local musician sutured together a highly impressive set of syncopated soul beats, weaving a brilliant dance cloth of iridescent splendour.More>>

Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit

In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in 2014 as trustee of the ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland