Four Ma-ori women from Aotearoa New Zealand-Nan Wehipeihana, Kataraina Pipi, Vivienne Kennedy, and Kirimatao Paipa-share personal stories and reflections about their research journey to date. Their journeys are a rich tapestry of interconnections. They are research colleagues and share tribal affiliations, familial connection (Vivienne and Kataraina are sisters), and academic study experiences, having supported each other to complete postgraduate diplomas in 2009 and 2010. As well as their shared experiences, this is also a story that weaves together the unique strands of their individual research journey interlaced with personal reflections.