The overall aim of ‘Honour Project Aotearoa’ was to investigate the life experiences of Takatāpui to gain insight into understandings of health and wellbeing and investigates issues of access, provision and appropriateness of the health care services to this specific Māori community.

Research findings and insights are being released through multiple methods including online, journal articles, community and conference presentations and Hui Takatāpui, and the final research report. Pūrākau Takatāpui (digital storytelling) resources have also been released and can be viewed below.

Pūrākau Takatāpui | Digital Storytelling

Takatāpui people talk to the Honour Project Aotearoa about their lives. They are rangatahi, mātua, kaumatua, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles, mums, dads, nannies, koros, students, teachers, artists, managers, researchers, and leaders in their communities. All are respected members of whānau, hapū and iwi.  They share their experiences of keeping well – often in the face of discrimination and other challenges. Some talk about the value of knowing who you are; having supportive whānau, and having good role models. Others talk about being part of takataapui and LGBTQI networks and having strong advocacy groups working for them and their communities. All want low cost, welcoming, non-discriminatory and well-resourced health services to help them to get well and stay well. He mihi maioha ki a rātou.

Donna Campbell

Chanel Hāti

Elizabeth Kerekere

Rebekah Laurence

Tāwhanga Nōpera

Tangaroa Paul

Renee Paul

Wētini Paul

Manawaroa Te Wao

Mera Penehira

Richard Tankersley