Posted on 01 March 2021
"What is Pacific development, as defined by Pacific people? Is Pacific development happening in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can traditional Pacific voyaging on waka hourua, double-hulled ocean-going sailing canoes, teach us about addressing modern humanitarian issues in a relevant and sustainable way?"
Natia Tucker gives a CID Talk on her research into Pacific Development (February 24th, 2021).
Natia has 20 years experience in development across both her home countries, Samoa and Aotearoa New Zealand. She recently completed her MPhil at AUT where she explored Pacific development. She has taken a year's leave from community development work at Auckland Council to put her learnings into practice.
You can also view Natia's research paper - 'Tatou o tagata folau. Pacific development through learning traditional voyaging on the waka hourua, Haunui'.