This article analyses data from Māori participants in a large study of grandparents raising grandchildren conducted in 2016 (the overall data was analysed and reported on in Gordon, 2016, 2017 and 2018). The core population of the study was all the members of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG), a New Zealand charity that was founded in 1999. As well, non-members were invited through websites and notices to engage with the survey, and about 100 did so, but none of them Māori. The reason for producing an article on Māori participants is that, as heavy users of GRG, they have carved out their own approaches to negotiating the role of grandparents bringing up their children’s children, or ‘mokopuna’ (often ‘moko’).


Creator | Kaihanga
Liz Gordon
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NZ Trust
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
Caring, Maori, whanau, grandparents,
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Gordon, Liz (2018) He waka eke noa: Maori grandparents raising grandchildren. Auckland: GRG Trust

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