- INTRO: KAUPAPA MĀORI RESEARCH [00:00]
Kaupapa Māori social anthropologist Miriama Aoake and Ministry of Health researcher Dr Rochelle Menzies start with a pepeha introducing themselves.
- THE ACADEMIC FRONTLINE OF THE PANDEMIC [03:00]
Dr Rochelle Menzies explains how her role as a postdoctoral fellow at Koi Tu, the Centre for Informed Futures shifted to providing detailed reports for government and policy makers on the COVID-19 pandemic as it developed.
- THERE WERE TWO PANDEMICS [05:00]
Miriama Aoake is joined by Dr Rochelle Menzies to discuss how although Māori initiatives were ahead of the government curve, with Māori more than capable of working towards transformative outcomes, some experienced the Crown response as punitive.
- & 5. FAST THINKING POST-GRAD PIVOTS I [10:25] & II [15:05]
In many cases, early career researchers and postgraduate students found themselves unable to continue working on their projects. Miriama and Rochelle talk us through their personal pivots, from changing topic to trying to submit and defend a PhD thesis mid-pandemic.
- MANAAKITANGA AND THE INVISIBILITY OF PASTORAL CARE [18:57]
Miriama Aoake talks us through lockdown research, teaching and taking care of students.
- LOCKDOWN AND LEARNING [20:30]
Dr Rochelle Menzies experienced the realities of parenting, researching in the area of COVID-19 and mental health, and trying to complete her own PhD research.
- KAUPAPA MĀORI ETHICS IN DIGITAL SPACES [25:30]
Miriama Aoake talks about the experience of conducting kaupapa Māori research in a digital space in a way that ensures participants’ honour is upheld.
- KNOWLEDGE AS A RESULT OF THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL [29:38]
Personal losses during the COVID-19 lockdowns changed research perspective for many, including Miriama Aoake.
- KAUPAPA MĀORI RESEARCH [31:35]
Dr Rochelle Menzies takes listeners through a brief explanation of kaupapa Māori methodologies.
- THE ETHICS OF KEEPING COMMUNICATION CHANNELS OPEN [36:50]
We discuss the many nuanced and contextual levels of ethical research.
- LEAVING NEW ZEALAND [42:50]
Rochelle and Miriama reflect on the process of leaving Aotearoa New Zealand, what this means for scholars and how it impacts on international scholarship.
- SLOW VIOLENCE, WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT [49:05]
We talk about what welfare means during a pandemic, what the everyday impacts of slow violence do to people and the international and world leading contribution of Maori researchers.
- CLOSING THOUGHTS [00:54:25]
In closing, we discuss personal insights about the research journey post-lockdown and what it means to be coming onto campus to speak together.
- NEXT WEEK ON PANDEMICS REFLECTED [00:58:35]
I introduce the next guest on Pandemics Reflected, Professor Susanna Trnka who will speak about lockdown bubbles and her work on digital health during a time when the world went digital.
Mentioned in this episode:
Guest: Dr Rochelle Menzies. Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Ngāti Kahungunu. Senior Advisor Māori – Equity, Mental Health and Addiction Directorate, Ministry of Health.
Guest: Miriama Aoake. Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Hinerangi and Waikato-Tainu. Woolf Fisher Scholar, Cambridge University.
Research centre: Pandemics Hub – Past, Present, Future (https://pandemicsresearch.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/pandemics-reflected/)
Sally Raudon. Cambridge University. (https://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk/directory/Sally-Raudon)
Dr Lana Lopesi. Editor-in-Chief for the Creative New Zealand Pacific Art Legacy Project, a digital-first Pacific art history told from the perspective of the artists. Lana is also co-editor of the forthcoming journal Marinade: Aotearoa Journal of Moana Art. https://academics.aut.ac.nz/lana.lopesi
Aoake, M. 2021. “Pandemaurium: Māori Experiences, Understandings and Responses to the State Management of Covid-19″. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Auckland.
Bargh, M. and L. Fitzmaurice. 2021. Stepping Up: COVID-19 Checkpoints and Rangatiratanga. Wellington: Huia.
Hannah, K., S. Hattotuwa, and K. Taylor. 2021. Working Paper: Mis- and Disinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand from 17 August to 5 November 2021. Auckland: Te Pūnaha Matatini; Department of Physics, University of Auckland; Centre for Science in Society, Te Herenga Waka
Hunia, R., Salim, S., McNaughton, S., Menzies, R., Gluckman, P., & Bardsley, A. (2020). Addressing rangatahi education: Challenges after COVID-19 – A partnership report by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. Auckland: Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. Available at: https://informedfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/Addressing-rangatahi-education.pdf
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——. 2020b. MPs’ questioning of legal iwi checkpoints ‘really is racism’. Radio New Zealand. 1 May. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/415617/mps-questioning-of-legal- iwi-checkpoints-really-is-racism
Johnsen, Meriana. 2020. Response group criticises Covid-19 law failures to recognise Māori.
Menzies, R. (2021) Kia Piki te Ora: Whānau Wellness ~ Strengthening Whānau Māori. Doctoral Thesis. University of Auckland. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/2292/55215
Menzies, R. (5 April 2020). The need for inclusive and deliberative decision-making in the COVID-19 pandemic. Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. Available at: https://informedfutures.org/inclusive-and-deliberative-decision-making-in-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Menzies, R. (1 May 2020). A pandemic response framework for equitable and inclusive planning and decision-making. Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. Available at: https://informedfutures.org/a-pandemic-response-framework-for-equitable-and-inclusive-planning-and-decision-making/
Poulton, R., Gluckman, P., Menzies, R., Bardsley, A., McIntosh, T., & Faleafa, M. (2020). Protecting and Promoting Mental Wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19. Auckland: Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures. Available at: https://informedfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/Protecting-and-Promoting-Mental-Wellbeing.pdf
Radio New Zealand. 3 June. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/418178/response-group-criticises-covid- 19-law-failures-to-recognise-maori
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Trask, S., D’Souza, E., Herbst, P., Hildreth, J. R., Tu’akoi, S., Buklijas, T., Menzies, R. L., Vickers, M., & Bay, J. L. (2022). Using appreciative approaches to explore New Zealand youth perspectives of online learning support during COVID-19. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 17(1), 164-181. Available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6565147