Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Yvonne Taura

Yvonne Taura
Position: Researcher
Team: Soils & Landscapes
Location: Hamilton
Private Bag 3127
Hamilton 3240
Phone: +64 7 859 3708
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Yvonne Taura (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Uenuku) is a kairangahau Māori (researcher) based in Hamilton. She has recently completed a two-year part-placement secondment with Waikato Raupatu River Trust (WRRT) that supported a research partnership with Waikato-Tainui (2016). Her main project was to support the development of mātauranga Māori understanding by Waikato-Tainui tribal members for application in the management of key ecosystems such as freshwater. In 2017, Yvonne co-edited and released the cultural wetland handbook - Te Reo o Te Repo, a collaborative project between Manaaki Whenua and WRRT. The handbook includes processes for facilitating renewed and vibrant connections between whānau and their repo; understanding cultural resources; and learnings from on-the-ground case studies of wetland restoration and monitoring, utilising cultural indicators. In 2018, Yvonne has started her PhD with the University of Waikato with the support of Manaaki Whenua.

Her research interests are kaupapa Māori research, freshwater science research and iwi environmental management.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Waikato
    MSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
    2013

Publications

Publications

  • Taura Y 2017. Raakau preservation technique - unlocking dormant knowledge. In: Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. Pp. 155-164. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, Duggan I 2017. Impacts of willow and willow control on zooplankton. In: Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. Pp. 129-134. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, Dixon L, Turner M 2017. The Ake Ake Model - forever and ever. In: Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. Pp. 23-39. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. 2017. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. 201 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Edited Book, 2017)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Representative , Freshwater Science Māori Research Group