Restitution of Marae and communities through Mahinga Kai
|Auckland University (Nga Pae o te Maramatanga)
|Total Contract Value
|Lisa Kanawa (LK Associates); Will Allen (Landcare Research)
The focus of this scoping project was to identify the barriers, obstacles and potential solutions to conducting research in the area of local customary fisheries from a ’flax roots level, that is the application and management of Mataitai and Taiapure by communities and marae. This present research is interested in finding out what is currently happening in the area of customary fishing, what research priorities tangata whenua identify as being relevant for them, and how these priorities can be achieved.
The research methodology chosen for the project was a kaupapa Maori methodology and within this broader kaupapa Maori methodology a number of methods were employed. Specifically we used semi-structured interviews, which were followed by transcription and thematic analysis to interpret and analyse the data.
The findings concluded that:
As further outcomes for the project the research team will undertake Community and Academic Dissemination for the results to be shared with participants and peers.