Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal has recently been appointed Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, one of New Zealand’s eight centres of research excellence. He has also been appointed Professor of Indigenous Development in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland. Charles’s appointment commenced the 1st of December 2009.

Firstly thank you to those who attended the Investigator Briefing Meeting held on the 15th of October in Auckland. The PowerPoint Presentation and Questions and Answers from the meeting are now available.

The latest issue of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is now available.

The Seventh International Indigenous Research Wānanga for mid-career and senior Māori and Indigenous researchers was held in Rotorua in November.

The Board and Joint Directors of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Charles Te Ahukaramū Royal to the position of Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

We wish to recruit two students to complete a 10 – 12 week internship programme. Crown Research Institute Scion together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga have recently formed a partnership and we are pleased to announce this first joint initiative. The aim of the internship is to work with an active researcher and to develop research skills in the context of clearly-defined parts of a research project.

While Scion has a broad range of research programmes, there are currently five projects that we seek skilled and enthusiastic students to fill. These are:

Up to 15 Māori scholarships are being offered to tertiary students and emerging researchers to attend any of the short courses offered by NZSSN in their Summer Programme 2010.