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Project Kāinga


Project Kāinga is a five-year research programme interested in how marae communities can shape a future that builds community and environmental resilience in the face of climate change. We are working with seven communities to develop tikanga-based, economic and community-relevant responses to climate change. It also aims to address other cross-generational issues like food sovereignty, water quality, energy security.


Research team: Merata Kawharu, Paul Tapsell, Janet Stephenson, James Turner, Stephen McTaggart, Krushil Watene, Alvaro Romera, Selai Letica, Fiona Gray, Paul Voigt, Russell Death, Rochelle Mackintosh, Cheri van Schravendijk-Goodman, Hirini Tane,  Raaniera Te Whata, Lucy Matahaere, Carlton Irving.

Community leadership: Ngati Kawa Taituha, Wally Lee, Anne Billing, Mereana Te Whata.

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