Our Partnerships

We aspire to develop a community research agenda through meaningful partnerships with external research groups engaging in projects that recognise, value and use principles of Kaupapa Māori.

With a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing we can apply this knowledge in ways that further benefit our people at a whānau level, a community level, nationally and internationally.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket, the people will prosper

Massey University

Massey University is working with health service providers to meet the needs of our communities, contributing to positive development of whānau and Māori. Through this partnership there is collaboration on research, development and mentoring opportunities, in order to contribute to the aspirations of Māori.

Whakauae Research

Whakauae Research has a focus on assisting Māori to reach their potential by sustainably delivering Māori research founded on academic and research excellence.

Whakauae Research aims to develop upon the capacity of Ngāti Hauiti while undertaking high quality, Māori centred health research to inform and contribute to improved outcomes for Māori. The partnership with Wai Research focuses on collaboration through research projects and endeavours with the shared vision and goal of advancing the positive aspirations of Māori health and development.

Regroupement des Centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) (Canadian Research)

The Regroupement des Centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec was founded for and by urban indigenous peoples in Montreal who wanted to give themselves a provincial concertation, coordination and representation structure. The RCAAQ conducts community based research, along with representing the interests of the Native Friendship Centres of Québec. The RCAAQ provides outcomes-based community services to individuals and whānau. The partnership with Wai Research aims at sharing both research and outcomes-based community  best practice, to enhance the knowledge base and development of each organisation and their respective communities.