Hauā Mana Māori - Living unique and enriched lives

Published online: 
23 April 2014
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Summary

The aim of this research project was to examine the barriers that hauā Māori and their whānau may experience in accessing these services; and to identify elements that could make accessing services easier.

The research focused specifically on the needs of disabled Māori and their whānau in the Murihiku/Southland region. The research drew from a range of sources including a community survey, a literature review and consultation with service providers in the area.

Four key themes identified that correlate to increased feelings of wellbeing and health: feeling valued; being connected; a strong sense of self identity and worth; and access to appropriate resources.

Conversely, factors that left hauā Māori feeling the opposite included: not being valued; experiencing negative impacts of discrimination, colonisation, and disconnection; lack of self-worth; and poor access to resources.

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Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    23 April 2014
  • ISBN:
    987-0-473-27899-1
  • Citation:
    Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research. 2014. Hauā Mana Māori - Living unique and enriched lives. Dunedin: Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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