Nobody is hard to reach, it just depends on the approach taken
H2R Research and Consulting Ltd was established to improve outcomes in health and well-being for hard to reach Māori communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. We support this by penetrating, engaging and mobilising hard to reach communities to build hope, raise aspirations and to become self-managing. This work involves thought leadership, building connections with health and social service providers, and helping hard to reach communities design and deliver initiatives and services for themselves.
Pro-social initiatives in the community
S27 Cultural Reports
For defendants being sentenced in criminal courts
Research and Resources
An evidence base to mobilise positive change
The key to transforming communities is to inspire and rebuild hope. People change because they want to change. Our community mobilisation approach for Māori and marginalised groups is utilised to support health and wellbeing initiatives, leadership, education and employment programmes, and to prioritise and strengthen cultural and whānau connections.
Who is hard to reach?
How our work began
Our work started after a drive-by shooting involving rival gangs in Taita, Wellington, in 2014. We were involved in the mediation and outreach process that followed. We have taken the learnings from that to work with hard to reach community leaders, running local and national hui to help them identify and prioritise their aspirations for the future.
Read our Royal Commission report
This independent report funded by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care highlights how the placement of tamariki into care has been strongly influenced by wider social, cultural and economic forces in Aotearoa. It was written by Max Rushbrooke and H2R Co-Director, Angie Wilkinson.