The Koha of Covid

A project funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Tautoko COVID-19 Research Activity Grants

Details of project

Full title

The Koha of COVID

Funded by

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand Māori Centre of Research Excellence


The project is funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Tautoko COVID-19 research activities. The aim of this research is to explore the koha of COVID for Māori – that is, how Māori wellbeing improved during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research will provide an in-depth analysis of the personal and whānau benefits of COVID-19 for Māori (albeit unexpected). A greater understanding of this narrative is crucial for tangibly demonstrating the value and positive impact of strong Māori relationships across whānau, hapū, Iwi and community settings for increased wellbeing.

Principal investigator

Dr Lynne Russell, Health Services Research Centre

Start date


Research team

Dr Lynne Russell, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Te Wainui ā Rua, Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa


Dr Lynne Russell: