Kaupapa Māori research

Kaupapa Māori research and evaluation that supports a thriving, equitable Aotearoa

CORE demonstrates strong capability and expertise in delivering kaupapa Māori research and evaluation that ultimately supports a thriving, equitable Aotearoa.

  • Our experienced rōpū ranga are future-focused, holistic, knowledgeable, connected and bilingual.
  • Many of our people are thought leaders informed by practice and a deep understanding of learning and development. 
  • Within education, our mahi rangahau aims to make a positive difference to tamariki and rangatahi, their whānau and the kaiako guiding them. 
  • We focus on authentic, equitable partnerships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Who we work with

    Who we work with Who we work with

    We work with a wide variety of organisations to achieve impact, including:

    • community funders (for example, social enterprises and foundations)
    • government funders (for example, Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Justice, local councils)
    • kaiako and leaders at different learning levels and within various settings including:
      • kōhanga reo (Māori medium early childhood education services)
      • kura kaupapa (Māori medium schools)
      • kura reorua (bilingual and Māori language immersion classes in mainstream schools) 
    • Kāhui Ako leaders
    • publishers
    • conference organisers.
  • How we can help you

    How we can help you How we can help you

    Our kairangahau and kaiarotake offer these services:

    • Original rangahau (research)
    • Arotake (evaluation including: audits, reviews, focus groups, and surveys)
    • Mentoring 
    • Thought leadership 
    • Presenting to your learning community


    We work closely with colleagues to ensure CORE’s professional learning, content development, facilitation, and events reflect kaupapa Māori.

  • Strengths

    Strengths Strengths

    He Ariā Kōkirikiri

    CORE’s He Ariā Kōkirikiri (theory of action) informs our mahi. This refers to how staff work with you to design inquiry and implement a project tailored to your unique needs. We are skilled at applying knowledge and frameworks to test ideas that will lead to innovative change – working alongside you throughout and measuring impact.  

    Experience and expertise

    Our staff have experience working across education services – in professional learning, content development, events, research, evaluation and consultancy – both in Māori and English medium settings. This positions us well to support kura Māori who are seeking sustainable change and ongoing improvement that benefit ākonga, their whānau and communities.