Wellbeing has predominantly been measured using self-report. However, methodological issues have led to an increased interest in informant-report. Māori literature suggests wellbeing measures should involve the self and others, providing a holistic view of Māori experience. Given the potential for differing impressions, and the implications of this for Māori, self-report versus other-report approaches to assessing wellbeing is an important area of exploration.
When considering higher education, the voices and experiences of minority researchers are often absent. Within educational research, in particular, the voices and cultural realities of minority teachers are rarely valued and are often ignored. This paper is my attempt to “be heard”, particularly in relation to the education of Tongan males in Aotearoa. I am a Tongan teacher–researcher, and, through the autoethnographical approach, I have discovered a way to tell my story and, in doing so, legitimise my knowledge.
Research indicates that claiming a contemporary identity as Pākehā is being redefined by those individuals who engage closely with Te Ao Māori. This reopens the discussion of the implications for Pākehā researchers who engage across Māori research spaces. This article reports a reflective study I conducted using the transtheoretical model and its six stages of change (J. O. Prochaska & DiClemente, 1982) to understand my Pākehā cultural identity.