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NPM'S 2019-2020 Summer Internship programme is now well underway with an outstanding group of inspiring emerging Māori researchers, working with Principal and Associate Investigators all over the country and engaged in an exciting range of projects across our research themes.

The interns and supervisors came together (mostly online) at the beginning of the summer programme in December, and are continuing to meet as a national rōpu on a weekly basis to share and be inspired by the career stories, insights and experiences of notable senior Māori leaders and researchers.

I tēnei tau 2019 kua tukua mai e Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, he taumata o MAI Pitopito Kōrero (MAI Journal) kia whakaaratia mai e ngā kaituhi reo a rātou pūkenga rangahau tuhituhi ki roto i tō tātou reo rangatira. He taumata hohonu, ātaahua tēnei kia whakaaratia te kounga o te reo rangahau haepapa matatau. Ko te kōmata taketake mō āu nei kaupapa rangahau kia tuhia mai ki roto i te reo.

In mid November, 87 Māori doctoral students from a broad range of disciplines came together from all over Aotearoa, along with some international Indigenous PhD students, to share their research in a Māori supported way.
 

What do a mānuka-honey cooperative in Northland, a ginseng exporter in the King Country and a prison services provider in Dunedin have in common? All are examples of Māori-owned business forging a distinctive identity in New Zealand’s economic and social future.

Since 2017 a specialised team based out of the University of Waikato and led by NPM Principal Investigator Dr Haki Tuaupiki have been working on identifying the traditional Māori language of navigation with the NPM scoping project Te Mātauranga Wakatere Waka.
 
How was language used as a navigational aid in Māori navigation, what are the perspectives of contemporary tohunga whakatere waka on Māori navigation aids today, and which stars do contemporary tohunga whakatere waka use in Māori navigation?
 

Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, supports research of excellence in Aotearoa New Zealand in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities and again NPM researchers have succeeded in their bids to conduct research projects that will deliver impact and value to our communities.

The HRC supports research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and the delivery of health-care, and also to produce economic gains for New Zealand.

It allocates the majority of its funds through an annual allocation to independent research projects that are researcher initiated, and NPM Principal and Associate Investigators have enjoyed success in this years round.

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes (Massey University)
- Tangata Whenua Tangata Ora: Investigating health gain through whenua initiatives (Programme 2019 Funding Round)

NPM has developed and confirmed eight new seed and scope research projects that will deliver innovative, inspiring and impactful research, and initiate and lead to transformative outcomes.

Te Reo me ngā tikanga Māori

NPM congratulates our affiliated researchers who were acknowledged by the Royal Society Te Apārangi at the RSNZ 2019 Research Honours evening held in Dunedin on Thursday 17 October.

Dr Ocean Ripeka Mercier (Ngāti Porou) was awarded the 2019 Callaghan Medal for her pioneering work to engage audiences in science and mātauranga Māori,

The inaugural Te Rangaunua Hiranga Māori Award, which recognises excellent, innovative co-created research conducted by Māori that has made a distinctive contribution to community wellbeing and development in Aotearoa, has been awarded to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, by Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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