Hui Whakapiripiri 2014


Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre

8th-10th, July 2014

Call for Abstracts:

The Health Research Council of New Zealand is holding its Biennial Hui Whakapiripiri aimed at those who share an interest in Māori health and Māori health research. The theme for 2014 is: Research -aspiration, inspiration, innovation

Ma te ara auaha he kauanuanu te oranga a te tangata.

Mr Beau Haereroa (Ngāti Porou, Te Aowera)

This overarching theme encapsulates the six goals within Ngā Pou Rangahau: The Strategic Plan for Māori Health Research 2010 –2015. The Strategy content arose out of consultation with Māori communities, providers, researchers and policy makers.

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Hui Whakapiripiri 2012 had a focus on Goal three- Translating research into Māori health gains. Continuing the theme, this year’s streams will be made up from all six pou found within the Māori health research strategy. Whilst negative health statistics continue to dominate headlines, we know that Māori health researchers are undertaking excellent work to improve Māori health outcomes. Hui 2014 will have a particular focus on positive approaches and successful outcomes. The HRC’s Māori Health Research Committee is keen to hear about research that focuses on community benefits; celebrates current successes and identifies future potential. We would especially like to encourage participation at this year’s Hui by those who are new to research including community and iwi groups, providers and students.

Presentations will be divided into the following 5 streams.

  •  Transformative research and practice – Research and or practice that has influenced change (systems, process, behaviours
  • Māori methodologies – Research that promotes Māori worldviews, incorporates Māori understandings of health and wellbeing and is responsive to varying needs of Māori communities
  • Knowledge translation – Research that has translated into positive and practical implementation within communities, organisations and/or institutions
  • The promotion of Māori ethical processes – Research that promotes ethical standards, values and principles derived from Māori world views
  • Building Māori health research capacity and capability – Research that builds the MĀori health research workforce (career, skills, knowledge, training)

An open microphone panel session with the HRC’s Māori Health Research Committee will form the final stream and cater for Goal six–Strengthening the value of the HRC to respond to the needs of Māori.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Each conference presentation should be 15 minutes long and presenters should be willing to answer questions on their research at the end of their presentation.
  • Abstracts are 200 words maximum
  • Authorship on multiple abstracts  Is permitted
  •  If successful, the presenter(s)/host organisation is responsible for any travel and accommodation associated with attending Hui Whakapiripiri 2014 (if required)
  • Abstract submission closes at 5pm on 31st  March 2014
  • Abstract forms can be accessed on the HRC website (
  • To submit your abstract form, email it to
  • Māori Health Committee decision is final

For more information please visit contact Jaimee Dudley at

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