Scientific research and working with Māori
Industrial Research Limited work closely with New Zealand Māori on the Harakeke Project, bringing together traditional Māori knowledge and science.
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Stephen Tauwhare describes how the project enabled Industrial Research Limited to form a strong relationship with Māori.
Wiremu: Did you see any other potential to help Māori through doing this Harakeke Project? What sort of things came out?
Stephen Tauwhare (Industrial Research Limited ): I think the really important thing about this project, from the place where I work and their perspective, is that it enabled a relationship, or it enabled them to reach out and form a relationship with Māori. For me, it was one of the really exciting things about the project as well. From the perspective of Māori and the Māori communities, I think one of the really important things about the project was that it enabled our people to engage in science.
- 27 November 2007
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- The University of Waikato