Māori Researchers in the Media

Māori researchers from across the country have been making considerable contributions to current national discussions around the response to Covid-19 and what the future holds. Just a few of these contributions are as follows:

Recession hits Māori and Pasifika harder. They must be part of planning New Zealand's COVID-19 recovery (The Conversation)
"Māori public health specialists have repeatedly challenged a one-size-fits-all approach to pandemic recovery. There is also growing unease about who has the authority to make decisions in the best interests of Māori collectives. The sidelining of Māori as Te Tiriti (Treaty of Waitangi) partners cannot continue through our recovery and rebuild."
     - Tahu Kukutai, Helen Moewaka Barnes, Tracey McIntosh & Tim McCreanor

Stress & Mauri (Te Pūtahi - Te Hiku Media)
Māori ways of managing stress. How Māori psychologists draw on mātauranga Māori. Research around rangatahi, the impact of going digital, the processes of grieving around tangihanga and simple ways to look after yourself. "Kia mauri tau".
    - Linda Waimarie Nikora & Pikihuia Pomare

As universities restructure, Māori and Pacific researchers are being put at risk (The Spinoff)
"As Māori and Pacific early career researchers, we’re already severely underrepresented in these “pipeline” positions. We believe now that the pipeline is fundamentally pakaru. In 2017, there were only 75 Māori and Pasifika post-docs employed in New Zealand’s universities, compared with 575 Pākehā post-doctorates."
    - Tara McAlister & Sereani Naepi

Government must cooperate with Māori about data (Te Ao Māori News)
“If you want data that works for us, we need to be at the table, co-designing those systems so that they meet our needs"
    - Tahu Kukutai