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Whakauae Research Services

Whakauae Research Services Ltd is the only iwi-owned Māori health research centre in Aotearoa. First established in 2005 as a unit of Te Maru o Ruahine Trust, Whakauae aims were twofold: to develop the research capacity of Ngāti Hauiti and to undertake high quality Māori-centred health research to contribute to improved outcomes for Māori.

In 2012, Whakauae became a stand-alone entity under the auspices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hauiti. The centre is governed by a Rūnanga-appointed  Board of Directors, who themselves are iwi members. Whakauae undertakes a range of Māori public health research, health promotion evaluation and primary care research. Our key strength lies in our ability to produce world class research in the fields of tobacco control, health services, public policy and public health, for the ultimate benefit of Māori.

 The vision for Whakauae is:

Realising Māori Aspirations.

 The mission for Whakauae is:  

Successfully leading and delivering Iwi-based research: founded on academic excellence, mātauranga Māori, and strong relationships with our Iwi; in a manner that effectively amplifies the potential of all Māori.  


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