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The 2017 MAI Doctoral Conference hosted by MAI ki Massey in Palmerston North, opened on Thursday 16 November and Co-Director Jacinta Ruru commented just how powerful and empowering this gathering of Māori and Indigenous doctoral students is; "This is such an important annual opportunity to bring together incredible postgraduate students from around the motu to spend time together supporting and inspiring one another”.

Our congratulations go to all the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, including NPM Investigator and University of Auckland academic Professor Margaret Mutu. Ka mau te wehi!

Margaret has advanced scholarship with her cutting-edge analysis of Māori language texts relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori claims against the Crown, oral histories and traditions, and Treaty settlements.

Hui Poutama, is a biennial symposium held at the University of Otago, which showcases the depth and reach of Māori academic research at the university.

Under the theme of “Titiro whakamuri kia anga whakamua”, 12 of the universities Māori academics are presenting their work, together with keynote speakers which include new NPM Co-Director Professor Linda Nikora and also NPM Postdotoral Fellow Dr Gianna Leoni.

NPM’s Co-Directors Professors Linda Nikora and Jacinta Ruru, together with our senior management team, are delighted to see the increase in Māori researchers successfully securing highly competitive Marsden funding in the latest round.

These successes further reinforce the incredible depth and breadth of Māori research excellence that exists across many disciplines throughout the country and our 21 partner institutions.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) was delighted with the appointment of Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tūhoe) to the position of Co-Director of NPM, and Professor of Māori Studies based at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland and on Friday the 27th October NPM and University of Auckland welcomed Professor Nikora onto Waipapa Marae, and into her new position as Co-Director of NPM and Professor of Indigenous Studies.

New Zealand’s top researchers were honoured at the Royal Society’s 150th gala dinner held in Auckland on the night of Tuesday 10th October, and amongst these awardees were three of NPM’s outstanding Principal Investigators.

Outgoing NPM Co-Director and senior researcher Professor Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe), was awarded the prestigious Te Rangi Hiroa Medal for significantly advancing our understanding of enduring social injustices to ensure greater Māori wellbeing, social cohesion and meaningful cultural diversity in Aotearoa.  

On Tuesday 31 October & Wednesday 1 November 2017 NPM will once again be hosting its popular Science Media Savvy - Media Skills for Māori Researchers workshop - and this time it is in Christchurch.

This highly-acclaimed media and communications workshop is run by the Science Media Centre and continues the approach followed over recent NPM sessions in Dunedin and Auckland over the past two years.

The new publication, Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand has strong links to NPM's Whai Rawa research theme and ongong work, as well as a selection of our researchers and investigators, including Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Dr Natasha Tassell Matamua, Dr Shiloh Groot, Dr Mohi Rua and Professor Darrin Hodgetts

Kei mea mai koe he Tane nana tenei Pukapuka Kahore he wahine au nama (sic) tenei pukapuka.

Me aroha mai pea koe kiau no te mea kokoe te tino Kawana o Nuitireni koinei i mea atu ai tenei wahine pohara kia koe kia homaiekoe Ngautu oenei pihi whenua kiau.

Do not think that this letter is from a man. No, I am a woman who wrote this letter.

He aha te mea te taonga? Ko te taonga he mea ka tū hei tuakiri mō te whānau, hapū, iwi rānei me ō rātou whenua tipu.
What exactly are taonga? A taonga can be any item, object or thing that represents the ancestral identity of a Māori kin group (whānau, hapū or iwi) in relation to particular lands and resources.

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