Māori and Indigenous Research Centre hosted by Unitec Institute of Technology
We are committed to spearheading innovative kaupapa Māori research that not only contributes to te puna mātauranga (the wellspring of knowledge) but also nurtures the thriving of whānau (families), hapū (sub-tribes), iwi (tribes), marae (cultural meeting grounds), and Māori communities as a whole.
One of our notable projects, the ‘Te Manaaki o te Marae’ project, is a collaborative research initiative conducted in partnership with Te Puea Memorial Marae. This research project delved into the pivotal role marae (cultural meeting grounds) played during the Tāmaki housing crisis, spanning from 2017 to 2019. This project received funding from Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities, and the National Science Challenge.