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Katoa Ltd is a Māori - Indigenous research organisation that undertakes Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation, as well as offering a range of research and evaluation training. Katoa Ltd was established in 2003 by Dr Fiona Cram.

Latest Publications

Patrick Barrett, Fiona Cram and Bev James (Editors)

Housing is the platform on which people build their lives. Ten housing researchers from the Affordable Housing for Generations programme share experiences from different groups of people in Aotearoa, burdened by the insecurity of unaffordable housing. The findings show how institutional, social and market dynamics impacting on life circumstances can cause people to be in precarious housing situations. Yet people continue to love homemaking and being contributors to their communities. Reinforcing the pivotal nature of housing in supporting all peoples’ health and wellbeing, this research demonstrates how much more can be achieved through improving access to stable, affordable housing and by understanding what is at the heart of a home.

The Affordable Housing for Generations research programme is funded by Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge. The programme delivers robust science and research-based tools to support Aotearoa to build affordable, multi-generational housing for diverse people and thriving communities. Download this monograph.

Kaumātua, Pakeke and Seniors' Housing

Now more than ever, we are seeing more seniors renting, becoming homeless and in unstable, precarious housing. This book shares solutions-oriented research that can shape our decisions right now, both locally and nationally.

Māori Housing Realities and Aspirations

Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua surveys the many ways Māori experience home and housing across Aotearoa New Zealand. These accounts range from the broader factors shaping Māori housing aspirations through to the experiences of whānau, hapū and iwi that connect to specific sites and locations.

This research report prepared for the Housing Policy and Services Kaupapa Inquiry (Wai 2750) examines how the Crown monitored housing and informed itself about housing on Māori land from the late nineteenth century to the early 2020s.

Te Tipu Whenua o Pa Harakeke_revised final 30 March.pdf

Young mothers talk about their home making aspirations


Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori

An overview of the evaluations of 16 Maori health innovations.

Family Violence Death Review Committee

Including whānau - family voices in death review.


Evaluation of Te Oho Ake, a Wānanga for the Tomorrow's Leaders of Te Wairoa

At the beginning of 2022 a group of young leaders from Heretaunga, led by Zsade Manihera, arrived in Te Wairoa to support and help evaluate a learning camp for the youth of Wairoa being held at Ruataniwha Marae. This is their evaluation report.

The report contains a day-by-day description of the wānanga, along with our impressions. The feedback from rangatahi is also described, including the feedback collected by Morehu on the last day of the wānanga after we had left. The wānanga ran until Thursday, but we left on Wednesday morning to give the rangatahi from Wairoa an opportunity to be in leadership roles. First up, I’ll tell you some more about the wānanga organisers and then who we - the Heretaunga Rōpū - are and how we went about our evaluation.

Iwi Justice Report.pdf
Maori & Science 2002.pdf

See Publications page for more publications and reports