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The purpose of the quantitative LiLACS NZstudy is to (i) establish how life is, (ii) what is important to ongoing wellbeing and (iii) record the pathways of living during the next 10 years for 600 Māori people aged 80 to 90 years old and 600 non-Māori people aged 85 years old living in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. This multi-organisational study involves five Māori organisations and two non-Māori providers in the Bay of Plenty region. In this presentation, Dr Kēpa will discuss why and how the research is not merely a neat, linear process.

Student radio station BFM interviewed Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Director Professor Charles Royal during te wiki o te reo Māori, Māori language week. Professor Royal discussed the goals and vision of the Centre; its Te Pae Tawhiti: Te Reo Māori research initiative; as well as his own research. Listen to the interview here.

Applications for The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award close on August 1. The award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research in the US in the field of indigenous development.

A Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) supported publication was launched at Government House, Auckland in July to coincide with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Maori Language Week 2011. Ngā Mōteatea: An Introduction/He Kupu Arataki is written by Jane McRae and translated into Māori by Hēni Jacob.

TVNZ's Waka Huia has aired a documentary featuring the Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Professor Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal and his research. The documentary delves into the origins and history of whare tapere, traditional ‘houses’ of storytelling, dance and music.

Dr Kepa Morgan, one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's researchers and senior lecturer in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Auckland, has written an opinion piece "Heeding the taniwha can help avert expensive blunders"  for the NZ Herald.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is offering a three year full-time doctoral scholarship, including a stipend of $25,000 plus tuition fees, and $500 towards thesis binding. The thesis must examine indigenous governance, specifically iwi governance and Māori assets, fitting with NPM’s research priority, Optimising Māori Economic Performance. Of particular interest is the role of women in leadership and governance in iwi communities.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga  audio-visual production manager Josie McClutchie has just returned from New York City, where one of her photographs was selected for an indigenous photo exhibition at the tenth session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

This seminar explores Māori concepts of resilience. It draws from an existing research project and is based on reviews of literature, targeted case studies, presentations and interviews with key informants. It presents a framework for considering the cultural aspects of resilience and how these might be nurtured and promoted within and throughout whānau.

Associate Professor Poia Rewi has won the NZ Society of Authors E H McCormick Award for the Best First Book of Non-Fiction for his book Whaikōrero: The World of Māori Oratory. The award is part of the New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Rewi leads Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s Te Pae Tawhiti: Te Kura Roa, investigating the value of te reo Māori to New Zealand development.

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