The aim of the Haukainga Hauora Kaupapa Māori training course is to grow and apply the kaupapa/rangahau Māori research knowledge and skills of the tauira (trainee), Irirakau Tawa. Conducted as a supervised ‘mini’ research project within the larger Affordable Housing for Generations Building Better Homes Towns and Cities National Science Challenge research programme, Iri will engage in research training prior to gathering stories from her 83 year-old kuia about living and ageing in her haukainga (home) in the remote Tūhoe-Urewera kāinga of Ruataahuna. The purpose is to understand how 'ageing in place' contributes to her positive ageing. What’s good, and not so good, what helps and what hinders her wellbeing and why. A key focus will be housing, its impact on her positive ageing in place and the types of support that could help to sustain her, and others like her, in her home and community.