WheroTēnā koutou e ngā kaikōrero, e ngā rangatira o tēnei mahi rangahau

Ka rere te tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. Ko te tumanako ia ka ora pai koutou!

First published article

It has been some time since writing to you about my PhD progress and the outcomes of all of your awesome contributions towards the research. I am pleased to send you a link to the first of my articles that has recently been published by the MAI Journal (a Māori and Indigenous NZ based journal). This article will feature as a chapter in my actual thesis too. As I said when we met up, I would really like to keep in touch with you all and share the research as it becomes completed and available so any future papers that are published, I’ll be sure to forward onto you. Here is the journal article

PhD

Also, I am 2 weeks away from submitting my completed thesis! Needless to say, I’m under a bit of pressure trying to complete everything and wanted to take a step back from the craziness to once again connect with you all and thank you for your contributions towards this study. I believe you will be proud of the kaupapa raised and explored in the thesis which I am certain is going to contribute positively to our communities. Koirā te mea nui. I’ll send you a copy of the thesis too, once it’s all marked and confirmed.

Future presentations

Over the next 6 months, I am hoping to give presentations at interested marae and communities around the motu regarding the research and will be sure to pānui to you all of any organised talks if you are interested in coming along to listen. I certainly hope to hold a presentation in Taranaki (Ngauahine Rangi iwi were one of the iwi case studies) and in Auckland and Wellington. I will be sure to send any details to you all about these talks. I will also be travelling to London in December where I hope to meet with the Ngāti Rānana whānau (who were the second iwi case study) to share the research with the whānau there. I will inform you of my plans to the UK.

Once again, I thank you for the immense contribution you’ve made to this research and look forward to sending you more publications and a thesis for your reading pleasure.

Ngā mihi matakuikui,

Nāku iti nei,

Nā Dee O’Carroll