PROJECT KĀINGA NEWS
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CLIMATE ADAPTATION HUI, ROTORUNA
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.
KĀINGA PLAN HUI: OROMAHOE MARAE, 27 MAY 2023
June 5, 2025
Oromahoe and Waitangi hapū along with wider community members came together at the Oromahoe marae on Saturday 27th May to develop their first Kainga Climate Change Adaptation Plan.
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.
RNZ: 'OUR TĪPUNA KNEW WHEN TO MOVE' - THE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MANAGED RETREAT FOR MĀORI
May 3, 2023
After the devastating impact of land loss, there is an understandable reluctance among some Māori to give up the land they have left. But the changing climate will eventually inflict more pain on the most flood-prone places. RNZ showcases reseach with Rereatukahia haikāinga on the exposure of their community to rising waters.
TE AO MĀORI NEWS: MĀORI TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES 'CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN' TO WITHSTAND MAJOR EARTHQUAKES
April 23, 2023
Professor Hoete, an architect and researcher, along with a team from the University of Auckland used endangered construction knowledge called mīmiro to create a full-scale timber structure and successfully tested the prototype against earthquake requirements for modern buildings.
JANET STEPHENSON BOOK RELEASE: CULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY: EXPLORING STABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION WITH THE CULTURES FRAMEWORKTHE EVOLUTION OF PROJECT KĀINGA
This Open access book brings a cultural lens, and a distinctive analytical framework, to the problem of transitioning to a sustainable, low-carbon future.
UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE OF COASTAL MARAE AND URUPĀ IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND TO SEA LEVEL RISE
Febuary 24, 2023
Emerging scholar Akuhata Bailey-Winiata, in a Masters of Science thesis, explores the vulnerability of coastal marae to sea-level rise and flooding events.
UPDATE: TAUTORO ENVIRONMENT HUI 2022
November 8, 2022
In May and June 2022, Project Kāinga researchers Dr Stephen McTaggart and Dr Raaniera Te Whata conducted an online survey with members of the Tautoro community. We asked about the local environment and climate change and got many great responses on the attitudes and behaviours of the community.
PRESENTATION: KĀINGA RIVER ECOLOGY INTRODUCTION AND "SCIENCEY" THOUGHTS ON PLANS FOR AWA HEALTH (RUSSELL DEATH)
August 15, 2022
Freshwater ecologist Russell Death presents to kāinga leaders across the multiple marae communities involved in Project Kāinga research. He discusses what a 'healthy' river is from a science perspective, ecosystem health and what the law say a healthy river is.
PRESENTATION: BUILDING RESILIENCE IN MARAE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES MERATA KAWHARU - JUNE 22)
August 12, 2022
Team lead Merata Kawharu presented on the development of Project Kāinga, its aim and related ideas of marae-community resilience to the Climate Change Commission in June 22.
TEAM LEAD, MERATA KAWHARU ON THE BALANCE BETWEEN PROFIT AND KAITIAKITANGA IN AGRIBUSINESS.
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.
KĀINGA LEADERS HUI, ROTORUA
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
THE MARAE DEFENDED BY FLOOD WALLS: HOW MĀTAURANGA MĀORI CAN PREPARE US FOR THE COMING STORM
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
NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN
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.
PAUL TAPSELL BWB BOOK LAUNCH: KĀINGA
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.
PROJECT KĀINGA INAUGURAL HUI: TE PAKIRA MARAE, WHAKAREWAREWA
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 2: WAITANGI
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.
RELATED: REREATA MAKIHA ON RNZ RECAPTURING ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE.
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.
HAU KĀINGA ENVIRO-HUI: OROMAHOE
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.
OUR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION SUBMISSION
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.
TE REREATUKAHIA, NGĀI TAMAWHARIUA SIGN MOA
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.