What does whanaungatanga mean to you? Is it whanau and the feeling of belonging, or something different? 

Hitaua Arahanga-Doyle (Ngāi Tahu, Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi) is a University of Otago PhD graduate putting Māori values like whanaungatanga at the forefront of western social psychology. “Having all of New Zealand recognise the values that underpin te ao Māori will make us more compassionate, in the sense that it is not just every single individual by themselves.”

He shows us how he found whanaungatanga living in the South Island. 

Made in partnership with University of Otago