Project Details

A two-year project to help built environment professionals and students learn why and how it is important to engage effectively with Māori. A collaboration of Ngā Aho, the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Victoria University of Wellington, Unitec Institute of Technology, Papa Pounamu, Whenua Design, The New Zealand Institute of Architects, University of Victoria and Glasgow University.

Aims: 

The primary aim of the project was to help people employed in, or studying towards, careers in planning, architecture, engineering and landscaping to work with Māori professionals, iwi representatives and community and papakāinga developers.

Methodology: 

The project's methodology featured literature reviews, interviews, group discussions and observations. These formed the basis of new teaching and learning materials for the planning, architecture, engineering and landscape disciplines.

Project Reference Group

  • New Zealand Planning Institute
  • The New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Auckland Council
  • Landcare Research/Manaaki Whenua
  • Te Hana Te Ao Marama Community Development Trust.

Team

the university of auckland

Professor Dory Reeves

Project Contact Leader

University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Lena Henry

Deputy project leader

University of Auckland and Ngā Aho
the university of auckland

Dr. Barbara Kensington-Miller

University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Lena Henry

University of Auckland and Ngā Aho
the university of auckland

Professor Andrew Barrie

University of Auckland
AUT

Professor John Tookey

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
AUT

Fei Ying

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
AUT

Nicola Naismith,

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
AUT

James Rotimi

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
AUT

Dave Moor

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
unitec

Rau Hoskins

Unitec Institute of Technology and Ngā Aho
victoria university

Derek Renata Kawiti

Victoria University of Wellington
Ngatimakino

Dr Te Kipa Kepa Morgan

Ngati Makino

Jacky Bartley

Papa Pounamu

Neil Challenger

Whenua Design and The New Zealand Institute of Architects

Diane Menzies

Ngā Aho and The New Zealand Institute of Architects

Christine McCarthy

University of Victoria

Professor Alison Phipps

Glasgow University

Status

Completed

Funding

$300,000.00 (excl GST)

$150,000.00 National Project Fund
$150,000.00 The University of Auckland

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Resource

FLYER | Te Whaihanga

An overview of the Te Whaihanga project.

(PDF, 950 KB, 4-pages).

  • 7 November 2018
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Video

VIDEO | Te Whaihanga series intro

Watch the video, Te Whaihanga Series Intro 2018 (Youtube, 720p, 04:11).

  • 8 January 2018
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Video

VIDEO | Te Whaihanga 1: Preparing to Meet Mana Whenua.

Watch the video, Te Whaihanga 1: Preparing to Meet Mana Whenua (YouTube, 720p, 06.21).

  • 8 January 2018
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Video

VIDEO | Te Whaihanga 2: On the mana whenua site

Watch the video, Te Whaihanga 2: On the Mana Whenua Site. (YouTube, 720p, 05.38).

  • 8 January 2018
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Video

VIDEO | Te Whaihanga 3: Kaitiakitanga and development.

Watch the video, Te Whaihanga 3: Kaitiakitanga and Development. (YouTube, 720p, 07.42).

  • 8 January 2018
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Report

Te Whaihanga | To better prepare built environment professionals to work and engage with Māori

A project report prepared by Dory Reeves and Lena Henry, from the University of Auckland.

(PDF, 5.4 MB, 90-pages).

  • 19 March 2019
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External Resource

Te Whaihanga | Learning Assessment Tool Survey

This Online Survey will help evaluate some of the skills and knowledge professionals need in working with Māori.

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External Resource

Te Whaihanga | Critical Incident Analysis Tool Survey

This Online Survey will help evaluate some of the skills and knowledge professionals need in working with Māori.

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