We recognise, in fact, that in our digital age rangatahi are connected, courageous and reflect a unique and diverse array of perspectives about who they are and who they want to become. Despite the many complex problems their generation faces, rangatahi are responding to the challenges with creative and innovative approaches to transform the lives of their peers, whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
We also understand that Māori have always considered rangatahi as critical change agents in whānau, hapū and iwi (Walker, 2004). To this end this study brings together a strong kaupapa Māori research team that spans key critical areas for regenerative rangatahi-led kāinga. The research design includes rangatahi as co-researchers to ensure this project will be truly transformative for rangatahi themselves. A key feature of this research includes rangatahi leaders of specific change-leading groups to co-design, co-produce and co-determine key dimensions of the research. One of the rangatahi rōpū exemplars will include Mā Te Huruhuru (rangatahi lead advocacy and housing provider) of how rangatahi are at the forefront of transformative change for communities, and potentially for Aotearoa.
Our vision for Generation Kāinga focuses on enabling rangatahi to transform the future of kāinga through indigenous collective and participatory processes of reimagination, resilience and regeneration so that Aotearoa is ‘the best place in the world’ for rangatahi and their whānau to live.
(Te Arawa, Ngā Rauru kī Tahi, Ngāti Raukawa)
(Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga)
(Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Waikato)
(Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Tamatera)
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Rangitāne)
(Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe)
(Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi)
(Ngāti Kahu, Tūhoe)
(Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Waikato, Ngati Mahuta)
(Te Arawa, Pare-Hauraki, Pare-Waikato)
(Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara)
(Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Whakaeke)
We are pleased to collaborate with:
Distinguished Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanui-a -Rangi), Cary Monreal Clark (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanui-a -Rangi), Dr. Annie Te One (University of Victoria), William Hatton (Boffa Miskell), Dr. Diane Menzies (Independent), Dr. Hinekura Smith (Ngā Wai a te Tui, Unitec), Associate Prof. Shiloh Groot (University of Auckland), Prof. Ella Henry (Auckland University of Technology), Leisa Nathan (Ochre Business Solutions), Dr. John Reid (Independent), Bianca Johanson (Manaaki Rangatahi), Māhera Maihi (Ma Te Huruhuru), Wayne Knox (Te Matapihi), Machaila Armstrong (Te Matapihi).
(Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
(Auckland University of Technology)
(University of Auckland)
(Cornell University, US)
(University of Technology Sydney)
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Mā Te Huruhuru &