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NPM Co-Director Professor Jacinta Ruru, Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla and Jeanette Wikaira have released the Read our Words poster, profiling ten easily accessible Māori authored non-fiction books. 

The poster encourages the public to engage with the voices and experiences of Māori to help create an anti-racist Aotearoa New Zealand.

In acknowledging the diverse Māori language activity and research, NPM and Te Mātāwai partnered to co-host an important te reo Māori symposium at the Otago Museum, Dunedin, on the 8th and 9th of October.

Recent NPM Board Member, University of Auckland Pro-Vice Chancellor (Māori) and former Children's Commissioner Professor Cynthia Kiro has been appointed Ahorangi - Chief Executive of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Royal Society Te Apārangi recently convened a multidisciplinary panel  of leading experts to examine issues of equality, equity, and fairness in Aotearoa. The panel’s name, Te Tapeke, comes from the saying ‘ka tapeke katoa te iwi’ and conveys valuing and including all people.

Kia hiwa rā! kia hiwa rā!
Kia hiwa rā i tēnei tuku!
Kia hiwa rā i tērā tuku!
Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara e!
Pū te koa i te whakapuakitanga e tūpapahū nei.
Ka whakamihatia, ka whakamānawatia ngā ihuoneone o te kaupapa.
Koutou katoa e whakapeto ngoi ana, e okea ururoatia kia ū ai ki tā
Ngā Pae matekitenga, whāinga, whakataukī anō hoki.
Nei anō a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga e ngunguru nei, au, au, auē, hā!  Hī!!
 

Applications for NPM's Summer Internship Programme are open once again! 30 summer internship positions will be selected and confirmed from the 49 project proposals.

These are open for our tauira to apply, review the projects, then get your CV and application together and apply by 12 October!

In 2020 we are also including three special named inaugural internship awards. These scholarships honour three of our esteemed NPM scholars and their whānau.

Recent weeks have seen an increased focus on issues of inequality and racism in Aotearoa's educational system, particularly within its tertiary sector. NPM is sharing recent open letters regarding action called for by many Māori and Indigenous academic colleagues internationally.

NPM Researchers have this week been celebrating successful proposals in the 2020 round of the Endeavour Fund, which plays a unique role in the science system through an open, contestable process with a focus on both research excellence and a broad range of impacts.

The fund encourages researchers to sample a diverse range of ideas and conduct excellent research, with transformational potential and seeks to deliver impacts across a range of economic, environmental and societal objectives, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga.

In Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, one of NPM Principal Researchers in Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori, Dr Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta of Te Ipukarea, published an article in The Conversation highlighting her current NPM research and Making te reo Māori cool: what language revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave – check out this article here in both te reo Māori and

NPM Researcher Dr Dan Hikuroa has contributed to the recently published book Communicating Science: A Global Perspective. This book includes a chapter on Aotearoa New Zealand, entitled “Participatory science and bicultural knowledge communication” and documents the global emergence of modern science communication.  

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