Te Pūtahi is a 12 episode series that interviews' scientists and experts to discuss Māori dimensions in research. Te Pūtahi asks how the research can be useful for Māori communities - haukāinga. The program is a collaboration between the Science Media Center, Te Hiku Media and Ignite Studios. Watch below or preview all episodes here.
Featured Episode: Food Sovereignty
Te Kaupapa o Te Pūtahi
We created Te Pūtahi to give a Māori perspective to scientific research and make it useful/accessible for our haukāinga. To assist our communities to survive, revive and thrive.
- Survive: We look at the data and historical background of haukāinga well-being and Government response in relation to treaty obligations.
- Revive: We seek to understand how current scientific research may align with haukāinga practices, for example, does the science align with local haukāinga knowledge as kaitiaki of the whēnua, awa and moana?
- Thrive: We explore ways to enhance resilience within our whānau, hapu and iwi and unlock new potential according to haukāinga priorities.
“Ka ora pea i a koe, ka ora koe i au.”
Perhaps I survive because of you and you survive because of me.*
Te Pūtahi aims to:
- Make scientific research useful to haukāinga.
- Support haukāinga in articulating concerns, particularly in the way scientific research and/or data informs (or does not inform) institutional mechanisms.
- Discuss responses for haukāinga in the present and in the future.
- To uphold the mana of our traditional knowledge, the mana of our tūpuna and place it thoughtfully in today’s world.