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Kāinga Tahi Kāinga Rua

Our Research Team

Principal Investigators

Rau Hoskins, Unitec Institute of Technology
Jenny Lee-Morgan, University of Waikato
Rihi Te-Nana, Unitec Institute of Technology

Toitu te Kainga project

Tepora Emery, Project Leader, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Ian McLean, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Daiman Otto, Tall Wood
Doug Gaunt, Scion Research
Andrea Stocherro, Scion Research
Lian Wu, Unitec Institute of Technology
Bin Su, Unitec Institute of Technology

Rau Hoskins

Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi

Rau is a director of the Design Tribe architectual practice specialising in kaupapa Māori design. With a Master in Architecture (Hons), Rau has lectured in Māori architecture at the Auckland and Unitec Schools of Architecture since 1990 and currently co-heads Te Hononga - The Centre for Māori Architecture and Appropriate Technologies at Unitec. Rau wrote the Māori Housing Design Guide in 2002 and chaired the steering group that developed the Te Aranga Māori Cultural Landscape Strategy in 2006. Rau is the Chair of Te Matapihi, the national Māori housing support body and an adviser to the Minister of Housing on the Social Housing Unit and Social housing policy. Rau presented the 13 part Whare Māori television series which screened on Māori Television in 2011

Associate Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan

Ngāti Mahuta

Jenny joined Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato as Deputy Director in July 2016. She was the Head of School of Te Puna Wānanga, School of Māori Education at the University of Auckland. Previously a Māori secondary school teacher, Jenny worked in the community, tertiary and business sectors with a focus on teaching and learning, and Kaupapa Māori research.  Her doctoral research focused on pūrākau of Ako (Māori pedagogies) of Māori secondary school teachers.

Rihi Te Nana

Rihi is the Māori Development Leader for the counselling and social service agency Relationships Aotearoa (the largest counselling and education non-governmental organisation in New Zealand) and a Research Partner at Unitec's Tuapapa Rangahau. She is an experienced therapist who has been working alongside Māori whanau (family), hapu (familial tribes) and iwi (tribe) to develop and strengthen tikanga (customary) practices of health and well-being. She has previously worked on research projects through Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato.

Dr Tepora Emery

Te Arawa and Ngāti Unu ki Maniapoto (Tainui)

Tepora works as a research, evaluation and facilitation specialist with a particular focus on Māori socio cultural and political development.  With a background in adult teacher education, the social sciences and Māori health research, Tepora has worked with many organisations and institutions teaching about Treaty of Waitangi workplace policies and their meaningful application in practice. Tepora is a Director of Mataara Ltd, an education, research and film and television consultancy service based in Rotorua.