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Utilisation of wai for the holistic wellbeing of Māori

5 months
Approved budget:
Miss Sade Gilbert-Perenise
Dr Esther Willing
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
This project aims to understand how wai (water) utilisation is significant to the holistic wellbeing of Māori. Te Whare Tapa Wha model will be used (tinana, wairua, hinengaro and whānau) to explore how wai might be used to enhance Māori health and wellbeing. The summer studentship will include a literature review and interviews with 3 to 4 participants with expertise in matauranga Māori and tikanga Māori associated with the use of wai.