I. UIKI – Urban intergenerational Kāinga Innovations

UIKI -Programme Co-leader and Te Whare Kahui Project Leader

Rau Hoskins

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hau

As a practitioner and educator working in the field of Māori architecture and cultural landscape design, Rau brings a rare combination of kaupapa Māori design skills coupled with significant experience with urban design, Māori heritage, cultural and educational design consultancy over the last 25 years. Rau is a founding Director of designTRIBE architects ( which specialises in the field of Māori architecture particularly within cultural / marae, visitor, health, urban design, educational and papakāinga / Māori housing environments. With a M.Arch (Hons.), Rau has been an Auckland Urban Design Panel member since 2012 and continues to work with local iwi and the Auckland Design Office, Auckland Transport and Pānuku Development Auckland on the application of the Te Aranga Māori design principles, which he co-developed, in a range of high profile urban design projects including the City Rail Link (CRL), Waterfront Auckland and Downtown projects. Rau also completed filming (as co-writer / presenter) for the thirteen-part ‘Whare Māori’ architecture television series for Māori Television, which screened from May 2011. In 2014, Rau was part of the project team that designed and installed the inaugural New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, returning again in 2016 to provide specialist cultural support to the New Zealand ‘Future Islands’ entry.

(UIKI) Marae ki te Kāinga Project Leader

Rihi Te Nana

Ngāti Haaua, Ngāpuhi, Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa

Rihi Te Nana, B.Ed., MA (Hons), is a Research Fellow-Ngā Wai ā te Tui Māori and Indigenous Research Centre.

Rihi has been working in the kaupapa Māori research space for over a decade committing her research ideas and knowledge to developing and empowering whānau to grow and maintain their whānau agency by building capability skills through kaupapa Māori research initiatives. As an experienced therapist, Rihi has worked alongside whānau groups to develop and strengthen tikanga practises of health and well-being. Historically Rihi has had many years within the social services sector supporting the development of Māori strategy that has linked Iwi hauora and whānau plans to government funded agencies.

UIKI Programme Co-leader and Rangatahi ki te Kāinga Project Co-leader

Jenny Lee-Morgan

Ngāti Mahuta

In December 2018 Unitec Institute of Technology appointed Jenny Lee-Morgan as Professor of Māori Research, responsible for leading the Unitec’s Strategic Focus initiative on Māori Research.

Professor Lee-Morgan was most recently Deputy Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) at the University of Waikato. TKRI was the inaugural recipient of the Health Research Council of New Zealand’s Te Tohu Rapuora award, which recognises a significant contribution to Māori health excellence and leadership at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Awards October this year.

Prior to her role at TKRI, Jenny was the Head of School of Te Puna Wānanga, the school of Māori Education at The University of Auckland. A qualified Māori secondary school teacher, Jenny has also worked in the community, tertiary, and business sectors with a focus on teaching and learning and Kaupapa Māori research. Her doctoral study ‘Ako: Pūrākau of Māori Teachers’ Work in Secondary Schools’ (Lee, 2008) was seminal in the methodological development of pūrākau as narrative inquiry. Her forthcoming co-edited book with Dr Joann Archibald and Dr Jason Santolo is entitled Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology. The New Zealand section will extend on her initial pūrākau work, and is due to be published by Zed Books next year.

In 2016, Associate Professor Lee-Morgan was awarded Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award by the New Zealand Association for Research in Education in recognition of her high-quality research and significant contribution to the Māori education sector. Her most recent co-edited book, Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, Research and Practice (Hutchings & Lee-Morgan, 2016) presents a broad, decolonised agenda for Māori development and won Te Kōrero Pono (non-fiction category) in the Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards 2017.

(UIKI) Rangatahi ki te Kāinga Project Co-leader

Jacqueline Paul

Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga

Jacqueline, 26, is currently a researcher at Ngā Wai a Te Tūi Māori and Indigenous Research Centre, and lecturer at the School of Architecture (Landscape Architecture) at Unitec Institute of Technology.

Jacqueline is also an appointed member and independent specialist for the Urban Development and Planning Committee at Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (Housing New Zealand), a member on the Expert Advisory Panel for Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission supporting Open Government. Key research interests focusing on building better homes, towns and communities, Māori housing, mobilizing rangatahi and Māori voices, transformative policies, improving architecture, and urban planning.

Jacqueline is currently based in the United Kingdom studying a Master of Philosophy in Planning, Growth and Regeneration in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.

(UIKI) Kāinga Rawa Project Leader

Irene Kereama-Royal

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa Te Au Tonga and Parehauraki

Irene Kereama-Royal has worked in Māori relationship management and engagement roles in Māori sector interests including Māori housing, Māori medium education, Māori resource management and Māori land and marine commercial development.

For the past 20 years, Irene’s involvement within the science sector has led to appointments with advisory groups and panels involving Māori participatory models in Western Science, specifically in genomics research, gene editing technologies and previously with genetic modification applications. She is a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s expert panel on gene editing technologies with a particular interest in how genomics research, diagnostic tools, and genetic treatments can be explored by Māori with familial diseases as a means to address health inequities.

II. He Kāinga Pai Rawa – Kaumātua and intergenerational housing needs

Programme Co-Leaders

Dr Sophie Nock

Ngāti Kurī

Dr Sophie Nock is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori and a senior lecturer, in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies, at University of Waikato. Sophie teaches and researches te reo Māori, and has published a number of articles in this area. She is an assistant researcher on the Ageing well, Kaumatua Mana Motuhake Project and an assistant researcher on BBHTC ‘He Kāinga Pai Rawa’ project. Her PhD thesis investigated the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in English-medium New Zealand secondary schools (13-18 years) in relation, to teaching materials, teaching methodologies, and teacher cognition. She brings experience and expertise in Māori epistemologies, Kaupapa Māori, tikanga Māori, and te reo Māori.

Professor John Oetzel

Ngāti Kurī

Originally from the United States, Professor John Oetzel previously taught at the University of New Mexico. He teaches courses in communication consulting, health communication, and research methods at the University of Waikato. His research investigates partnerships between communities and academics to address health outcomes and health inequities. “I am particularly interested in engaging with community organisations to co-design, co-deliver, and co-evaluate health interventions that have been developed through participatory methods.” He is currently working on two national sciences challenge projects: 1) Kaumātua Mana Motuhake Pōī – creating a network of 11 Kaumātua service providers to co-develop and co-deliver two health interventions (Ageing Well National Science Challenge, 2019-2023); and 2) He Kāinga Pai Rawa – working with two Māori community organisations to develop a housing village for Kaumātua and whānau (Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, 2020-2024).

III. Papakāinga Whenu: Growing Papakāinga into the Future

Programme Co-Leaders

Dr Will Edwards

Ngāruahine, Taranaki, Tāngahoe, Pakakohi, Ngāti Ruanui

Dr Will Edwards (BHort, BA, MPhil, PhD) is resident on a Taranaki papakāinga he established with whānau more than a decade ago. He is a principal investigator on the longitudinal research project – Te Kura Mai i Tawhiti which investigates the effectiveness of kaupapa Māori early years provision for tamariki Māori and he is a co-investigator on the Dunedin Study. Will holds a range of governance positions, including as Chair of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, a Director of Tui Ora (Māori health and social service provider) and with Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation which manages 20,000 hectares of whenua Māori in Taranaki. He is a former Chair of Te Korowai o Ngāruahine (the post-settlement governance entity for Ngāruahine iwi) and led the Iwi Data Leadership Group for the National Iwi Chair’s Forum representing 75 iwi.

Dr Mihi Ratima

Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa

Mihi Ratima (BSc, GradDipMaoriDev, DPH, PhD) lives on a whānau papakāinga in South Taranaki where she is a Director of Taumata Associates, a community-based public health and Māori development consultancy. Mihi was an inaugural recipient of the HRC Ngā Pou Senior Māori Health Research Fellowship and is a former Associate Professor and Director of Māori Health Research, AUT University. She has held indigenous health positions as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico, a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University, and a consultant at the World Health Organisation. Alongside Professor Louise Signal she is an editor of ‘Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand’, the first New Zealand health promotion text, and she is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Health Promotion.

IV. Huaki – Uncovering the numbers to empower Maori

Programme leader

Dr John Reid

Ngāti Pikiao

John focuses his research on the development of applied models for first nations economic and social development that draw upon indigenous knowledge and traditions. The models have been developed in partnership with hapū, iwi, and government agencies. John considers housing to be a central pillar of Maori economic and cultural self-determination. He is a director, and advisor to, several research centres and programmes, and works as an independent consultant and Senior Research Fellow within the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury.

V. Poipoia Te Kākano Kia Puāwai

Programme leader

Dr Fiona Cram

Ngāti Pahauwera

Fiona has a PhD in social and developmental psychology from the University of Otago, and has lectured in Social Psychology. She has also been a Senior Research Fellow within IRI (the International Research Institute of Māori and Indigenous Education), at the University of Auckland. In 2003, Fiona established Katoa Ltd. Fiona’s research interests are wide-ranging including Māori health, justice, and education. The over-riding theme of Fiona’s work is Kaupapa Māori. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) new evaluation journal, Evaluation Matters – He Take Tō Te Aromatawai, published by the NZCER.

Senior Programme Investigator

Dr Tepora Emery

Te Arawa and Ngāti Unu ki Maniapoto (Tainui)

Tepora works as a research, evaluation and facilitation specialist with a particular focus on Māori socio cultural and political development. With a background in adult teacher education, the social sciences and Māori health research, Tepora has worked with many organisations and institutions teaching about Treaty of Waitangi workplace policies and their meaningful application in practice. Tepora is a Director of Mataara Ltd, an education, research and film and television consultancy service based in Rotorua.