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Many Māori researchers have mahi-toi skills. Mahi-toi, arts and the production of art, is where a concept takes physical form, and is brought into the physical realm by mahi-ā-ringa. The mahi-toi practitioner is the conduit. When the practitioner is also the researcher and vice versa, these vernaculars can enrich each other, and structure the work. Setting research writing practice beside mahi-toi practice also lends theoretical and analytical frameworks that could be useful for mahi-toi practitioners in linking creative practice with academic research. (Jani Katarina & Taituha Wilson 2017).

Purakau Productions has found that following this practice has enabled them to delve deeper into the world of Te Ao Maori, gaining additional insights into mindsets of taha Maori.

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