Poipoia Nga Tamariki

Poipoia Ngā Tamariki is supported by Cure Kids, Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki and A Better Start National Science Challenge.


Watch Poipoia Ngā Tamariki Video Series 2022 below:

Cathy and James

Hinekura and Joy


Kahutoi Te Kanawa

Mate and Tina 


Te Toanga o Taku Ngākau: Ancestral Wisdom for the Wellbeing of Tamariki

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This webinar is presented as a part of the 'Poipoiā Ngā Tamariki: Nurture Our Children' project presented by Dr. Naomi Simmonds (Raukawa, Ngāti Huri) 

Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau Mini-Conference and Thought Space Wānanga:

'Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau’ investigates the place of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), in developing cultural frameworks to inform how we may respond, and ultimately improve, the wellbeing of tamariki Māori.

Utilising a Kaupapa Māori methodology the project involves interviewing traditional knowledge holders, and Māori health providers, to understand the unique ways that mātauranga can inform and transform the wellbeing of tamariki and whānau.

By effectively utilising the knowledge held by those at the front line of working with tamariki and their whānau, we can ensure more collective, community, hapū and iwi involvement in the care and wellbeing of our children.

VENUE: Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, Hopuhopu, Ngāruawāhia

DATE: 11-12 June 2019


Dr Naomi Simmonds | Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau



Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki | Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau



Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan | Te Taonga o Taku Ngākau



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The Indigenous Transdisciplinary Research Series:  Seminar Two 

The Indigenous Transdisciplinary Research Series: Global Connections Seminar is aimed at bridging Indigenous scholarship from Aotearoa, across the Pacific Nations, to North America.

The three-part series brings academic scholarship from various backgrounds into conversation with one another, to explore the cultural and philosophical links between the diverse communities and disciplines from which they hail.

This graduate-created seminar is generously funded by the Creating Connections Grant by the University of Auckland. Production of this video is funded by MAI ki Tamaki.