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.

Panel Discussion

Why does every culture in the world observe Matariki and what makes our own celebration of Matariki unique? Matariki used to mark a time to prepare for a new year and new harvests and to teach the young about the land. This LATE we discuss the traditions of Matariki and the place of this festival within contemporary culture. What does it mean to people in today’s society and does it have a legitimate place in our national calendar? The panel features Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal, Pita Turei, Haare Williams and Whirimako Black with moderator Kirk Torrance.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce its scholarships for research methods and skills via the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) Winter Programme 2011, 11 - 15 July.

We are offering up to four scholarships to emerging researchers and researchers undertaking research that contributes to NPM's research plan to attend any of the short courses offered by NZSSN in their Winter Programme 2011 at the University of Auckland (refer to for further details of the courses offered).

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce its scholarships for research methods and skills via the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) Winter Programme 2011.

Sir Tīpene O’Regan has been honoured as a University of Auckland Fellow in recognition of his contribution to The University, particularly for his work as Chair of the Board of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.


2010 has yet again been a busy year in the life of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and here we present the breadth and range of research and activities undertaken, hosted and supported by our Centre over the year. While addressing needs in our communities now, we are also looking firmly to the future, to the far horizon, and supporting research and activities that will transform the research discipline, our communities and society in general.