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This year, at NPM's International Indigenous Research Conference we are holding our first Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition (link here to conference site).

Entries are now open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking Indigenous focused research at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete. (note: graduates are not eligible)

NPM recently announced its intention to develop, seed and scope new research which falls within its research themes - and submissions for this fund are now open.

Our goal with this opportunity, is to contribute to the centres outcomes and vision via a small contestable fund, and to develop new research projects that have transformative potential. 

NPM is holding a series of virtual online hui over the next two weeks - highlighting our new contestable fund for research funding.

The Kia Tō Kia Tipu award, will seed new research, providing funding to the initial project research stages of up to $25,000 for no more than one year duration. The Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama award, is designed to scope an actual research project, and will provide funding of up to $60,000 for no more than one year duration.

Over the first six months of 2016, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has distributed grants and awards totalling more than $250,000 to almost 30 Māori researchers from around the country.

These grants and awards are designed to build capability and expand capacity in our wider network, offering opportunities for researchers to engage in new project research, advance their careers and expertise, and deliver real outcomes for their communities.

On Tuesday 5 July, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (TTWh) and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with an important and unique celebration at Waipapa Marae.

Recent recipients of the ‘Kia Ita’ Scholarships, which support the growth and advancement of Māori language researchers, were presented with their awards and  each of them provided a short outline of their projects and research. 

Tihei Mauri Ora

Whāia ngā pae o te māramatanga
Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata
Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tinā
E puta ai ki te whaiao, ki te ao mārama!

Search in the innermost recesses of the intellect
To seek new knowledge as yet unexplored
As the past is purchased by the present
And the future is the goal of tomorrow

NPM and Fulbright New Zealand have established an enduring and successful partnership in recent years.

This relationship has created ongoing opportunities for Māori academics and students to study and experience life in the United States, not only building excellence in Māori research and development but also ensuring that Māori recipients can share their culture with their US contemporaries and contribute to the Fulbright programme’s vision of promoting mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges.

The Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries are currently seeking Cabinet’s agreement to adopt a bottom line position that nobody owns freshwater and that there should be no national settlement favouring iwi/hapū over other users.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence cautions Cabinet against adopting this advice.

Do you want to make a difference to your community and advance your research career? Do you have research that you think can impact future generations? Do you want to be a part of Māori leading NZ into the future?

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is currently offering three new, 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRFs) valued at up to $78,615 per annum.

The rising of Matariki (the Pleiades cluster of stars) just before dawn low on the north-eastern horizon, has signaled the beginnings of the Māori New Year in Aotearoa for over a thousand years.

In recent times, Matariki has been somewhat ‘standardised’ by wider NZ and is now celebrated by the nation as a whole in early June. However the exact timing of Matariki and acknowledgements of this event are specific to each individual iwi / hapū and their location in Aotearoa.

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