October 28, 2014
Waipareira research to change lives
Massey University’s director Maori says a new research unit at Te Whanau o Waipareira will make a positive impact to the lives of people in west Auckland.
Te Kani Kingi will serve on the centre’s research committee and offer mentoring and advice as part of the university’s partnership with the Maori social service provider.
He says while the centre is starting with a core of highly skilled and experienced researchers, it also intends to train researchers from its existing workforce.
Waipareira has long expressed a desire to grow research in the community.
"It’s always been an inerest of mine, ensuring the outcomes of research have some tangible benefit, and that is something they are very keen on here, that any research programme that is developed must have some tangible outcome for the community, and what we mean by that is how can this information be used to enhance the lives of people in the local community, and I think that is a fabulous thing," Dr Kingi says.
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