Rights: The University of Waikato Published 27 November 2007 Download

Stephen Tauwhare describes how the project enabled Industrial Research Limited to form a strong relationship with Māori.


Wiremu: Did you see any other potential to help Māori through doing this Harakeke Project? What sort of things came out?

Stephen Tauwhare (Industrial Research Limited I think the really important thing about this project, from the place where I work and their perspective, is that it enabled a relationship, or it enabled them to reach out and form a relationship with Māori. For me, it was one of the really exciting things about the project as well. From the perspective of Māori and the Māori communities, I think one of the really important things about the project was that it enabled our people to engage in science.