Welcome cocktail reception, Tuesday 18 September 6:00–8:00pm, open to all delegates! Venue: Penny Royal
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Gill Potaka-Osborne

Whakauae for Maori Health and Development
Whanganui, New Zealand
I am an Indigenous Māori New Zealander and grew up in Whanganui, Aotearoa New Zealand. My tribal affiliations are Te Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tuera, Ngāti Pamoana, Ngāti Hauiti and Ngāti Pareraukawa. I joined Whakauae Research Services (Whakauae) in 2005 following stints in the government and private sectors. Whakauae is iwi owned research organisation that focuses primarily on Māori public health research, evaluation and health services and health policy research. Whakauae utilises largely Kaupapa Māori qualitative research methodologies to advance Māori potential. This has provided me with the opportunity to engage, build capability and seek solutions with local communities. I am excited about being able to use research and evaluation as methods for advancing Māori development and I am currently completing a Masters in Arts (Māori) extramurally at Massey University, Palmerston North. I am a member of ANZEA and AES