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We are delighted to welcome Sheridan McKinley as NZCER's General Manager Māori. This is a new role . . .

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Te reo and mātauranga Māori are linked to a distinctive Māori identity and ways of being in the world.

Ka nui te rekareka o Te Wāhanga ki te tuku i tēnei putanga motuhake o set, ko Te Haere a ngā Ākonga Māori i ngā Ara Rapu Mātauranga te arotahinga.

About Te Wāhanga

E ai ki te tirohanga o Te Wāhanga, ko te mātauranga me te whanaketanga Māori te whakwhitinga ā-reanga o te matū mātauranga, te momo whakawhitinga mātauranga tae atu ki te kaha o te Māori ki te whakarite i te ihirangi e whakawhitia ai me tana momo whakawhiti. Ko te pūtaketanga o te mātauranga me te whanaketanga Māori, ko te whai mana (te rangatiratanga) o te Māori hei whakarite i te uara o aua mātauranga, mēnā e whai uara ana kia whakawhitia ai, tae atu ki te papātanga ki te hauora o te whānau. Karapotia ai ngā whakahaere ahurea tae atu ki te whānau me te marae me ngā āhuatanga e kawea atu nei i roto i te ao mātauranga Māori.

Ko Te Wāhanga, ko Nicola Bright, ko Debbie Broughton, ko Mat Mullany, ko Basil Keane, ko Maraea Hunia. Ahakoa, mahi ohu ai mātou ka taea te piri anō ki ētahi atu o ngā kairangahau kē a te NZCER. Ka whaipānga anō mātou ki ētahi atu kairangahau, pūtahi anō hoki tae atu ki ngā mana pērā i te kōhanga reo, wharekura, wānanga me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ā-mātauranga iwi.

The members of the Te Wāhanga team are Nicola Bright, Debbie Broughton, Mat Mullany, Basil Keane and Maraea Hunia. Our researchers work as a unit and in teams with other NZCER researchers. We also have collaborative relationships with outside researchers and institutions, and with groups including kōhanga reo, kura, wharekura, wānanga, and other iwi and Māori education groups.

Te Wāhanga views Māori education and development as the intergenerational transfer of knowledge - which includes knowledge content, the method of knowledge transfer, and the ability of Māori to be in a position to determine what is transferred and how. Māori education and development is about Māori having the authority (rangatiratanga) to determine what is valued as knowledge, what is worthy of transfer, and what will best contribute to whānau health and wellbeing. It is also about recognising and affirming Māori cultural institutions, including whānau and marae, and the role they play in Māori education.

Te Kaupapa

Ahakoa te aha, ka whai tonu ngā mahi a Te Wāhanga ki ngā mātāpono kaupapa Māori ā-tikanga. Mā te Rōpū Tikanga Rangahau mātou e taunaki. Ka whakaū mātou ki te rangahau, ki te arototuruki, ki te tātari kaupapahere, ki te whanaketanga mātanga tae atu ki te whanake i ngā rauemi ā-hāngai rangahau.

Our work

All Te Wāhanga work adheres to kaupapa Māori research principles, guided by tikanga. A recently established Rōpū Tikanga Rangahau assists us with this. We undertake research, evaluation, policy analysis, professional development, and the development of research-based resources.

Our People

General Manager, Māori
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, ko Ngāi Tahu ngā iwi

Nō te tau 2017 i tīmata ai a Sheridan i Te Wāhanga. He kaiako kura tuatahi, tumuaki kura kaupapa Māori, kaiwhakangungu kaiako, kairangahau hoki a Sheridan i ngā tau kua pahure. Kua mahi anō hoki ia hei kai tā rauemi mō ngā kura reo Māori.

Sheridan joined Te Wāhanga in 2017. She has a background in primary school teaching, initial and inservice teacher education, bilingual education and kura kaupapa Māori, education research and evaluation, and education publishing for Māori medium schools.

Senior Researcher
Kairangahau Matua

He uri nō Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairarapa, nō Rangitāne, nō Ngāpuhi hoki. Ko te nuinga o ngā kaupapa rangahau a Basil i Te Wāhanga, he kaupapa rangahau reo Māori. I tautokohia e ia te kaupapa o Te Ara, te mātāpunenga o Aotearoa i a ia i Te Manatū Taonga. Waihoki, he tumu kōrero matua ia i reira.  He kaiwhakamāori ā-waha, ā-tuhi hoki a Basil.  Ā, kua whakaako ia i te reo me ngā kaupapa Māori ki Awanuiarangi, ki Te Whare Takiura o Kahungunu. Ko te kaupapa o tana tohu paerua ko Te Kotahitanga. Kua tuhi ia i ētahi pūrakau tamariki kua tāngia e Huia mō te kaupapa o Pikihuia.

Researcher
Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa

Nō Tūhoe, nō Ngāti Awa hoki a Nicola.

I uru atu a Nicola i te rōpū rangahau o Te Wāhanga i Poutū-te-rangi 2012.

E whakaū ana a Nicola ki te whanake, ki te tautoko anō hoki i te reo Māori, te mātauranga, me te mahi whakangungu kaiako. I ngā tau ki mua rā he kaimahi ia mō Haemata Ltd. Nō muri i tērā, i mahi ia mō Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori hei kaitātari kaupapa.

Resource Developer
Kai tā rauemi / Kairangahau Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, ko Kuki Airini, ko Ngāti Pākehā ngā iwi

Nō te tau 2015 i tīmata ai a Mat i Te Wāhanga. I mua i tēnā he Kaitohutohu Matua Māori ia i Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga.

I whai a Mat i te mātauranga i ngā whare wānanga o Wikitoria, o Ōtākou hoki. He kaingākau ia ki te mātauranga Māori, te hītori, ā, ki te tautoko i te ako a ngā tama Māori hoki.

Mat joined the Te Wāhanga team in March 2015. Prior to that, he was a Senior Advisor Māori in the Sector Enablement and Support Group at the Ministry of Education.

Researcher
Ko Mātaatua, ko Te Arawa, ko Tainui ngā waka

Nō te tau 2016 i tae mai ai a Maraea ki Te Wāhanga. He kaiako kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori hoki a Maraea i ngā tau kua pahure, ā, kua mahi anō ia hei kai tā rauemi mō ngā kura reo Māori o te motu. I te tau 2016, i oti i a Maraea tana tuhinga Tākutatanga mō te ako reo a ngā pēpi e rua i waenga i ō rāua whānau. He kaingākau a Maraea ki te reo Māori, ki te ako a te tamaiti, me te ako reo a te tamaiti anō hoki.