Locating my pou

Vanessa Oatley


The following is a critically reflective narrative describing the events that led me to begin my PhD research on how Pākehā statutory care and protection social workers can improve their practice with whānau Māori. Storying and metaphor are used to capture the framework of ideas that underpin and drive my research process.

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Department of Social Welfare. (1988). Pūao-te-Ata-tū: Day break. (The report of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on a Māori Perspective for the Department of Social Welfare), 1–91. http://www.msd.govt.nz/documents/ about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/ archive/1988-puaoteatatu.pdf

Māori Dictionary. (2021). Te aka online Māori dictionary. http://Ma oridictionary.co.nz/dictionary-info

Moxon, T. (2020). Second brief of evidence of Lady Moxon: Waitangi Tribunal (Report No. Wai 2915, #A74). file:///Users/oatva17p/Downloads/Wai%202915,%20 A074-1.pdf

DOI: https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol33iss3id895


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