joint doctorate for mahi raranga
Jacqueline McRae-Tarei, Gloria Taituha and Rose Te Ratana joined forces and did their research through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in partnership with Auckland University of Technology's Te Ipukarea Research Centre.
They studied and recreated mahi raranga from the past, present and future, starting the 1800s until now.
AUT Professor Tania Ka'ai supervised the kairaranga during their doctorates and said their work showed how mahi raranga is a valid discipline of academic study.
"The work the kairaranga have done demonstrates clearly how raranga is a very valid discipline of academic study.
"Their achievement also recognises not just the art form but tohunga raranga as well, and the creative practice of the kairaranga," she said.
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