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Tomokanga Rauemi Reo Māori, is a new online digital Māori language portal which was developed out of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's Te Whare Matihiko o Te Reo Māori Foundational Research Project led by Professor Tania Ka'ai, the late Professor John Moorfield (Te Murumāra) and the team at Te Ipukarea Research Institute.

NPM has been publishing multiple video logs from our network of researchers, as they share with and support our communities with important messages for the conditions and impact of the Covid-19 era we find ourselves in. Our primary goal is to bring Indigenous knowledge, science, evidence and resources to the task of supporting advisors, decision-makers, iwi, our communities and whānau.

NPM researcher and University of Auckland Law Associate Professor Dr Claire Charters (Ngāti Whakaue, Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi and Tainui) laid out Aotearoa’s dual legal systems and the government’s obligations to both in these uncertain times, in a recently published op-ed piece in The Spinoff.

Kowhiti19, kei hea tōu mārie?
Covid 19, where is your calm?
E te momo kaitangata, kei hea tōu āiotanga?
O human-eating species, where is your serenity?
Ngaua i runga, ngaua i raro.
Devouring from above, devouring from below
Ngaua i tata, ngaua i mamao.
Consuming from close by, consuming from afar
Pōkaihia tōu takapau hei waha i tō mate hei hoa mōu.
Wrap your ceremonial mat of death as your friend to accompany you,
Waiho mai mātou hei apakura ki ērā kua kāhakihia e koe,

Huia te pō
Huia te kāhui wairua kia pū tahi, kia pū tini, kia pū mano
Huia te ao mārama
Huia te manawa taki ora kia mae, kia rāwakiwaki, kia ea te haku tangi ake nei.
Kua tau te ataata o te maunga tītōhea ki te raki, ki te tonga, ki uta, ki tai.
He aha kei tōna ataata? He kohu, he roi, he tōmairangi; he maimai aroha i te kāhui rangi ki te nukuroa. He pokenga whenua, he pokenga whatumanawa. Ko koe, e koro, kei te tauihu, kei te taurapa, kei te riu o tōu waka; ko koe ki te hoe, ko koe ki te urungi; nāu te taki e pae ai tōu waka ki uta, ki reira okioki e. Haere e koro, Huirangi, ki te takotoranga tē maunuhia anō ai.

Nā, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

What it is that people value about kapa haka? Help us to understand!

This is an invitation to participate in a survey that explores what it is that people consider important about kapa haka.

There is very little research on kapa haka and why people consider it important. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence is conducting this survey to increase our knowledge of kapa haka, the benefits derived to people and why people consider kapa haka to be valuable.

Fulbright NZ has announced the 2020 cohort of Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award Grantees and included in this NZ-wide grantees list are NPM researchers.

Professor Huia Jahnke (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Hine) from Massey University is a Principal Investigator with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and will research the nature of Indigenous community/higher education partnerships and resultant strategic initiatives at University of California, Los Angeles and the Salish-Kootenai Tribal College, Montana.

Conference Registrations are open for NPM's 2020 9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC20) 16 - 20 November, 2020.

Link here to register now!

IIRC20 will be filled with important presentations of the latest Indigenous research, book launches, panel discussions, national and international keynotes, workshops and in-conference workshops.

The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand has opened 2020 with the release of a special issue on subjects of immense importance to Māori and to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

He Āpiti Supplement: Ngā Ahua o te Ao Hurihuri - Rethinking our shared futures  delivers a powerful collection of writing from some leading Māori and Pākehā researchers and academics.  

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