This article discusses original research conducted with Māori high school students in order to explore factors that motivate migration between particular identity positions. It presents the Māori identity migration model as a way of conceptualising the dynamic and diverse nature of urban Māori youth identities, and to allow for an analysis of the resources and threats available to urban Māori youth who occupy different identity spaces.
This paper investigates how Māori secondary school students aged 16–18 years engage with information to assist them in making decisions about their future career options. Little has been written about how Māori access information and this article fi lls a gap in the literature. Research was undertaken in four secondary schools, using a questionnaire and focus group sessions. Of the 139 participants, approximately two thirds (94) had made a decision about their future career.