Tangaroa Ara Rau – The many pathways of the ocean

Tangaroa Ara Rau refers to the many pathways of Tangaroa (ocean deity). Tangaroa Ara Rau is a programme of research where I worked alongside community groups and national organisations who engage within Tangaroa. We created a network, co-developed research and resources to enhance wellbeing of whānau (families) utilising waka (canoes) and mātauranga (Māori knowledge). I will discuss findings of this work and my experiences working alongside our communities to realise their aspirations to improve the wellbeing of their members, whānau and community through waka and the world of Tangaroa.