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On Friday 13 September, the New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting a significant symposium in Parliament “Through the Maze: just and equitable drug law reform”.

Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains).  NPM is proud to support this event.

The central themes of the symposium are:

For the past 12 months Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maahanga, Te Rarawa) - University of Waikato, has been working on an exciting NPM scoping project - Wai-Tai, Wai-Rua: A Mātauranga Māori based Heke Ngaru Programme to Promote Mauri Ora.

The core of this project is focused around how a mātauranga Māori-based heke ngaru (surfing) programme is able to contribute to flourishing whānau.

On Thursday 25th July, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) formally announced the next Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round details. See the announcement here.

We were very pleased to see the details and had been awaiting this announcement, which is central to our plans to secure the future of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

NPM's 2018 Annual Report  centres around our vision of Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future and providing research of excellence that will benefit all of our communities. Download a full digital copy here.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2019 Grants and Awards programme is now open, and it is positioned to share our research, build capability and expand capacity across all of NPM's research theme areas.

This is the last full round of NPM's Grants and Awards programme for our current CoRE contract with the Tertiary Education Commission ending 31 December 2020. And so please note there will not be a full call in 2020 - all grants and awards MUST be completed by 30 November 2020.

Each of the opportunities below has a formal application process and assessment criteria - please link to the grant or award's criteria and apply online.

The 2019 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Awardees were recently announced at an event in Wellington.

NPM Principal Investigator Dr Jason Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu), senior lecturer at the School of Management, Massey University, is our 2019 Fulbright NPM Scholar. This award will see him visit Stanford University in San Francisco and the University of Arizona in Tuscon where he will research the design of effective enterprise assistance for Indigenous entrepreneurs. He has extensively researched Māori enterprise assistance in New Zealand and is keen to compare this research with what works in the United States.

NPMs Media Savvy for Māori Researchers workshop was held recently at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland.

A group of researchers from across the country gathered together to gain valuable insights into communication skills and media training, guided by the fantastic Science Media Centre team from Wellington.

From communicating with style, to presence and performance, giving an effective interview, using clear and compelling language, and interviewing under pressure - the researchers learned about the changing media environment and were challenged to pitch their research to a panel of visiting journalists.

NPM Principal Investigator Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan (Te Wānanga o Ōwairaka-Unitec) recently delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Auckland.

Jenny is the new Professor of Māori Research, responsible for leading Unitec’s Strategic Focus initiative on Māori Research and is currently co-leading (together with Rau Hoskins) Te Manaaki o te Marae: The role of marae in the Auckland housing crisis; a significant Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua - Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities project funded by the National Science Challenge.

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of Indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$40,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) is granted annually for up to one year of study or research in the US.

Submissions close 1 August. Apply for 2019 Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award here now!

Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan passed away in Auckland on Saturday 1 June, after a period of intense illness.  Aligned with Ngāti Whare of Te Whaiti, and Ngāti Pikiao of Rotoiti, he was an exceptional teacher, exemplary scholar and sensitive mentor. As a youth in Rotorua, he dazzled tourists on the concert stage, and pursued a career in hospitality. Contact with overseas visitors prompted him to aim much higher, and he commenced a degree in Religious Studies at Canterbury in the early 2000s. Vincee transferred to Waikato, completing his BA in Religious Studies & Anthropology in 2006.

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