Building Māori community climate change resilience
Project Kāinga is a five-year research programme interested in how marae communities can shape a future that builds community and environmental resilience in the face of climate change. We are working with seven communities to develop tikanga-based, economic and community-relevant responses to climate change. It also aims to address other cross-generational issues like food sovereignty, water quality, energy security.
PROJECT KĀINGA NEWS
CLIMATE ADAPTATION HUI, ROTORUA
June 17-18, 2023
Project Kāinga held a Climate Adaptation hui amongst Kāinga leaders, rangatahi and scientists from around the motu in Rotorua.. The hui was an important milestone in the development of Kāinga plans with a particular focus on freshwater health, monitoring, community leadership, capacity and data management.
PAUL TAPSELL'S KĀINGA: PEOPLE, LAND, BELONGING: REPRINTED
May 26, 2023
BWB small text Kāinga, written by Paul Tapsell is now in its second print run. Kāinga charts the impact of colonisation on his people. Alienation from kāinga and whenua becomes a wider story of environmental degradation and system collapse. Link to buy a hard copy/ebook below.
Project Kāinga focuses on several Māori communities throughout Aotearoa. Our team are interested in community understandings, challenges and aspirations as they relate to climate changes. Over five years the team will investigate the challenges they face, how they navigate various states of resourcelessness, future planning, vulnerability, resilience and
PROJECT KĀINGA TEAM
Merata Kawharu (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) is an academic, researcher and writer who is currently Research Professor at the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, Dunedin and Takarangi Research. She has taught at Auckland and Otago universities, and published in the areas of indigenous leadership and resource management. Merata has been a consultant to the UN and UNESCO and is a member of the New Zealand Geographic Board. Her books include Whariki, with Paul Tapsell, Whenua: Managing our Resources, Tahuhu Kōrero: The Sayings of Taitokerau and Maranga Mai! Te Reo and Marae in Crisis? In 2012 she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Māori education.