Māori and Social Issues Colloquium

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is holding a national colloquium on April 5th 2012 to discuss Māori and social issues research and policy needs and priorities, and the contribution research may make to address these issues. Speakers include Hon. Dr Pita Sharples, Dr Tracey McIntosh and leading researchers on Māori social issues.

Volume one in the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Edited Collections Series, Māori and Social Issues, will be launched as part of the event. Edited by Dr Tracey McIntosh and Malcolm Mulholland and published in collaboration with Huia, this collection of 14 chapters from leading researchers covers wide ranging topics. These include education, mental health, obesity, smoking, poverty, gangs, child maltreatment and incarceration.  Authors will engage with colloquium participants, speak on their research and take part in a panel discussion on the role of current and future research, identifying solutions and policies to address social issues and needs.

This colloquium will inform future research, and we anticipate that a wide range of policy makers, agency representatives and community leaders will attend. 

Registrations have now closed. For more information contact info@maramatanga.ac.nz or phone 09 923 4220.

When: Thursday, 5th April 2012, 10am–2pm
Lunch provided
Where: Te Raukura - Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington