Ten NPM Research Internship projects have recently been confirmed for the 2014-2015 summer, and student internship applications can be now be made.

The following projects have been selected:

- Māori Law Stories (Khylee Quince) Based in Auckland this research project will focus on a book which will tell the stories behind a number of historical and contemporary legal cases involving Māori.

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On Sunday 14th September & Monday 16th September, the symposium - Whakarongo ki a Tangaroa - He Tohu! - centred around the 2011 Rena disaster is running at Ōtamarākau Marae in the Bay of Plenty, bringing research from the 'ivory towers' back to the pa and home communities.

Māori are more likely to be assessed and treated by a health practitioner trained within a western cultural system that pays little attention to Māori worldviews and continue to experience misdiagnosis, non-voluntary admissions, inappropriate psychometric testing, high suicide rates, limited choices, differences in medication regimes and poorer treatment outcomes.

Professor Michael Walker (Whakatōhea) ONZM, a founding Joint Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, has been invited to deliver the opening address of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) General Assembly on the 30th August, 2014.

This Saturday at the Auckland Museum Professor Walker will give the opening keynote presentation to this pre-eminent group of scientists, who are visiting the country for next week’s 31st ICSU General Assembly.

Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel was chosen by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to attend the 8th Asian Science Camp in Singapore this year.

Currently a student at Ngā Taiātea Wharekura, Hamilton's only Māori-language immersion secondary school, Tekiteora is in her final year at school studying biology and chemistry.

“Rangahau Whai Kiko: Transformative Māori and Indigenous Research”

Hosted by MAI ki Waikato on behalf of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Kupenga o MAI the 2014 National Māori & Indigenous Doctoral Conference will be held from Friday 21st November - Sunday 23rd November 2014, at Maketu Marae, Kawhia.

On behalf of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Te Kupenga o MAI, and MAI ki Waikato, an invitation is being extended to all Māori and Indigenous doctoral candidates to put this date in their diaries.

NPM seeks to invest in further research projects focusing on its research priority ‘Optimising Māori Economic Performance’ that aligns to its research direction.

Optimising Māori Economic Performance – harnessing the contribution of Māori peoples to New Zealand’s economic development through increased, successful and positive participation in the general economy and through distinctive Māori contributions to economic development.

NPM is seeking applications from individuals or groups within its PRE Network interested in undertaking research within the scope of the RFP.

For many years indigenous knowledge has been considered incompatible with western science, mainly due to the differences in knowledge inquiry and transfer, as well as more fundamental beliefs about the inseparable nature of material and non-material aspects of the universe held by the former. Increasingly however, commonalities between the two are being recognised. Both scientists and indigenous knowledge holders, and in particular practitioners, are beginning to work with each other.

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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is very pleased to announce its 2014 - 2015 summer internship programme.  This programme is designed for Māori and Indigenous students who are looking to advance their skills and capacity in indigenous development research.

Students will work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher on a project that aligns with, and contributes to, advancing the research plan of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

There are 10 internships available and each is worth $NZD5,000

We are pleased to announce that applications opened on Monday, 4th August, for our Research Methods and Skills Scholarships via the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) programme 2014.

Up to 10 scholarships will be offered to our Māori and Indigenous researchers and tertiary students (undergraduate with the required prerequisites or postgraduate) in our Participating Research Entities to attend any of the short courses offered.