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PROJECT KĀINGA: DEDICATION AND SERVICE WITH PROVEN IMPACT

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THE MARAE DEFENDED BY FLOOD WALLS: HOW MĀTAURANGA MĀORI CAN PREPARE US FOR THE COMING STORM

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June 15, 2022

Stuff.co.nz article on how the effects of climate change are felt keenly by the people of Hinemaurea ki Mangatuna Marae, which lies about 10 kilometres north of Tolaga Bay on the East Coast

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PROJECT KĀINGA INAUGURAL HUI: TE PAKIRA MARAE, WHAKAREWAREWA

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July 16-18, 2021

On a wet July weekend we held our first Project Kainga hui of research team, and community leads from across the motu in the Bay of Plenty.

HAU KĀINGA ENVIRO-HUI: OROMAHOE

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April 20, 2021

Project kāinga headed to Oromahoe, in Tai Tokerau, 'home' to two of the Project Kāinga members. This hui was lead by haukāinga and supported by our team.

TEAM LEAD, MERATA KAWHARU ON THE BALANCE BETWEEN PROFIT AND KAITIAKITANGA IN AGRIBUSINESS.

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June 15, 2022

Project Kāinga team lead Merata Kawharu comments on the challenges for the agriculture industry in maintaining profits while trying to be protectors of the whenua and waterways. Full article at Stuff.co.nz.

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NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN

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May 16, 2022

The Government release first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) for NZ containing strategies, policies and actions to contribute to global efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels. Chapter 2 section explores impact and navigations for Māori, Te Tiriti and principles.

HAU KĀINGA ENVIRO-HUI 2: WAITANGI

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July 3-4, 2021

In July we returned to Tai Tokerau for the Hapū Enviro Hui, this time hosted in Waitangi. Our team called for further participation in the Oromahoe/Waitangi kāinga survey roll out, a report back to haukainga on preliminary findings, and a forum on water issues facing the community.

OUR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION SUBMISSION

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March 28, 2021

Our team filed a submission to the report from the Climate Change commission. Merata (supported by team members) highlighted the notion that marae communities sit vulnerably in the midst of current climate change patterns and should be at the frontline of policies.

KĀINGA LEADERS HUI, ROTORUA

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June 28, 2022

Nestled under the warm cloak of Tūrama, 20 Kāinga leaders, PHD students and researchers met to discuss progress on developing Kāinga Plans. We also had -presentations from  economist Peter Fraser who discussed the predicament of kāinga in climate change terms as a result of a longer period of colonisation

PAUL TAPSELL BWB BOOK LAUNCH: KĀINGA

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March 29, 2022

In late 2021, Paul Tapsell released his BWB text Kāinga: People, land and belonging. Through his own experience and the stories of his elders, Tapsell highlights the ecological costs of colonisation, and the need for complete step-change that embraces kāinga.

RELATED: REREATA MAKIHA ON RNZ RECAPTURING ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE.

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May 20, 2021

Rereata Makiha, renowned Māori astronomer, knowledge holder on maramataka and kōrero tuku iho spoke with Julian Wilcox on RNZ. On Saturday Morning he spoke about why indigenous-knowledge is now needed in schools more than ever.

TE REREATUKAHIA, NGĀI TAMAWHARIUA SIGN MOA

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January 20, 2020

Te Rereatukahia marae committee signed their MOA with Takarangi Researcher Paul Tapsell. The MOA outlines how they will co-research together for the benefit of Ngāi Tamawharuia ki Katikati.

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December 16, 2019

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