Te Rau Matatini is excited to share that the Te Ipu Whakahauā database has undergone a refresh. This database provides access to Māori health, mental health and addiction, whānau ora and Māori well-being literature. It also provides links to the Massey Univeristy Māori thesis list, the Ministry of Health Maori Health Review, and the Matua Raki Addiction Research Bulletin.
Te Ipu Whakahauā takes its name from the concept of a Ipu (a bowl) which provides sustenance with whakahauā(a wind), that forms a awhiowhio (whirlwind) which travels both ways, up and down between Papatūānuku and Ranginui. This name is a metaphor of the reciprocal relationship between the authors whose work is stored in Te Ipu Whakahauā and readers.