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MAI Journal's new special issue is available online! He Vaka Moana - Navigating Māori student and Pasifika student success in the tertiary sector introduces a compilation of eight articles that provide an invaluable contribution to our understanding of how we can improve teaching and learning in tertiary settings.

NPM's ongoing partnership with Fulbright New Zealand is now in its tenth year. Since signing an agreement at Waipapa Marae in 2010 this partnership has enabled Māori academics to travel to the US to expand the scope of their research, create valuable connections and forge life long relationships with other Indigenous peoples internationally.

NPM Principal Investigator, previous Research Director, and University of Auckland academic Dr Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Pākehā) has been appointed to the position of Commissioner – Culture, on the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

These brand new mid-year NPM internships have been designed to support tauira and enhance research outcomes in these uncertain times. The internships require senior or mid-career researchers and students to work together to design an internship which will have relevance to Māori in the face of a fast changing and challenging Covid-19 environment.

In order to access these internships NPM Investigators and Researchers must conceive of and outline a project and connect with a student that they want to work with, submitting all details in  one application. And so;

Part of NPM’s Tautoko strategy given COVID-19 impact is to support 40 tauira (students) to complete their theses and degree requirements. A suite of new NPM completion scholarships are now open for Māori students across Aotearoa New Zealand. These scholarships provide opportunities and support for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students to complete their studies in 2020.

Applications for these scholarships are open and close 16 June 2020. Selections will take place in the final two weeks of June and all scholarships start from July 1.

Hūrō te whare o Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga i te rangona, kua tapaina a Poia Rewi hei Tumu Whakarae hou mō Te Mātāwai.  He tangata ngākaupai, whakaaro tika, a Poia, he ihumanea i ahu mai i te kāhui atamai o Ngā Pae.  Kua roa te wā kua pōkaitia e ia te akaaka matua mō te reo me ōna tikanga.  Nāna anō hoki ngā nohonga taioreore o Ngā Pae i hiki i huataki i tāwhai ake ki karamata kē.

Nā reira e te Taniwha Hikuroa, tēnei a Ngā Pae e poho kereru ana.  Nei anō hoki tō hikuroa e takawiriwiri ana, e mihimihi ana, e whakamānawa ana.

NPM completed our 2019-2020 Summer Internship Summary Report Competition with short online presentations from the three finalists on Tuesday 19 May.

The finalists were:

Kelly Mitchell (Waikato-Tainui) from Victoria University of Wellington. Her supervisor was Dr Vini Olsen-Reeder also from Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies. Project: Te Whare Kōrero o Te Ure Tārewa.

Māori researchers from across the country have been making considerable contributions to current national discussions around the response to Covid-19 and what the future holds. Just a few of these contributions are as follows:

In our most recent Te Arotahi Paper (link to paper here), NPM researchers are calling for our policy-makers to recognise and respect Māori concepts of wealth in advancing Māori financial literacy, in the face of the additional challenges now in front of our communities in this fast changing world.  

As part of our Tautoko Strategy, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is committed to ensuring that our researchers have a platform for communicating their expertise and insights into Covid-19 and the wider implications it may have on whānau and Indigenous communities.
 

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