A partnership between AUT and the Haukainga of Māhia aims to address wicked problems that plague the area.
Māori communities in the Wairoa area suffer disproportionately from poverty and deprivation, with low levels of health and wellbeing.
A team of AUT researchers, led by AppLab's Hohepa Spooner and Dr Claudio Aguayo, and Dr Stanley Frielick will be joining families together out of poverty, by building upon healthy public policy, that acknowledges and provides for haukainga responses, to rethinking the delivery of Māori community health, with digital media and warm data.
This will be done with:
The different sets of information, narratives, digital media, documentation, data from research fieldwork and other sources of data will be hosted and organised in a project database.
The database will serve as a digital project hub and information repository, from where project participants and invited partners will be able to access, upload, download and share different types of content, both publicly and privately (via authentication login and restricted sharing).
End-users will be able to access the database through a dedicated website. The information contained on the database will then allow the development of a prototype digital ecological map.
This will involve the analysis and classification of information from the database, into the development of an ecological map from where local narratives and stories, alongside with warm data indicators and scientific knowledge and information, will be visually accessible through online and digital means.
The aim is to improve digital literacy and inclusion, preserve traditional knowledge, enhance the mana of local stories, contribute to the revitalisation of Māori culture, and to promote economic opportunities.