MOKO draws attention to the innovative capability of marae and kāinga to assume central roles in the provision of culturally based housing initiatives that can support and enhance our lives as whānau Māori in urban centres. It also seeks to provide insights, influence and opportunities for others, including external agencies and services, to achieve greater outcomes for whānau and community well-being.
To support marae to develop sustainable marae-led kāinga initiatives. Through the multi-year project marae have the opportunity to closely collaborate with each other with the goal of strengthening knowledge sharing, enhancing networks, sharing resources to achieve enhanced outcomes for whānau and community. A further aspiration for this research is to develop a framework for marae-led community wellbeing and marae-based community wellbeing indicators.
(Waikato, Te Ahiwaru, Ngāti Mahuta)
(Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi)
(Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Tamaterā, Raukawa)
(Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Tamatera)
We are pleased to collaborate with other kaupapa Māori researchers:
Rihi Te Nana (BBHTC, BRANZ Ltd), Irene Kereama Royal (Ngā Wai a te Tūī), Dr Mohi Rua (University of Auckland), Dr Jessica Hutchings (Tiaho Ltd), Shirley Simmonds, Anaru Waa (Massey University), Lena Henry (University of Auckland), Wayne Knox (Te Matapihi).
Our marae-based researchers included:
Pania Newton and Moana Waa (Makaurau Marae), Hineamaru Ropati (Papatūānuku Kokiri Marae), Harlin Raerino-Gray, Baari Mio (Mataatua Marae), Krissy Bishop, Kahleyn Evans, Helena Stephens (Manurewa), Greer Samuels, Roxanne Joyce, Luella Linaker (Papakura Marae).
We acknowledge Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki as hosts of the project in its final phase.
MOKO Research Team Hui with Marae-based Research Coordinators held at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae, Māngere, August 2020.
Henry, L. (2022). The development and use of public reserves for marae purposes [Report prepared for the MOKO project].