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On Thursday 19th May, we hosted our first hui-ā-tau under our new Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) contract in Wellington.  Our partners, together with Te Kupenga o MAI (MAI TK) representatives, New Zealand Universities Te Kāhui Amokura members and some of our Māori researchers attended the hui. 

Applications for the Te Aho Tapu PhD Scholarship have now closed  (Applications closed 5pm, Friday 17 June).

With an annual stipend of $28,000 (plus tuition fees), this scholarship is designed to support a Māori PhD student who is interested in pursuing their studies around the relationships between healthy people and healthy natural environments.

Hāpaitia te ara tika, pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu

Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2015 Annual Report has been published and highlights a year when we delivered real outcomes for iwi, hapū and whānau and enjoyed consistent growth, as well as the increased engagement of our network and wider community.

A small collection of recent NPM project reports highlighting the quality and breadth of our research and researchers have been made available on our site. These three projects were completed in 2015 and look at: the challenges faced by Māori academics, how mātauranga Māori can inform farming practice and how the quality of te reo Māori can be enhanced for future generations.

New Zealand has seen a sharp increase in Extractive Industry (oil, gas and mining) projects in recent years, and the government has been strongly supportive of investment in this sector.

Some iwi and hapū have been engaged in high profile demonstrations against the industry ... but many Māori communities struggle to effectively engage with the industry, and in particular, point to inadequate consultation processes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:00

The modern Māori economy is a dynamic, deep-rooted, complex and ever evolving space.

Kaitiakitanga of natural resources, issues around intergenerational wealth, maintenance of cultural identity, and the wellbeing of iwi, hapū and whānau all play an important part in future strategic
development of tribal resources and business opportunities. 

Donna DeGennaro, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Massachusetts and founder of the non-profit Unlocking Silent Histories (USH) has recently been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this years NPM International Indigenous Research Conference.

Donna joins Professor Sir Mason Durie, Justice Joe Williams and Professor Kyle Powys Whyte ( Michigan State University) as one of a number of internationally recognised presenters at our November conference. 

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s (NPM) new Board for its Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) contract through the Tertiary Education Commission, held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 23rd to formally establish itself, and will now oversee NPM going forward and assist in achieving our vision of “Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future’.
 

Our congratulations go to Dr Kepa Morgan, NPM Principal Investigator from the University of Auckland who has been awarded the prestigious Furket Award from IPENZ (Engineers NZ) for technical excellence and innovation in the engineering field of sustainability and clean technology.

Kepa Morgan (Ngati Pikiao) has spent his career exploring the interface between Maori and engineering, with research interests that can be understood broadly as Indigenous engineering and technologies.

Traci Houpapa (Waikato Maniapoto, Taranaki, Tūwharetoa) has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Service Award by Massey University, for her work in raising the profile of Māori agribusiness across the primary industry sector. She has been a member of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's Board for over 3 years, and is the Chair of Landcorp, the Chairperson of the Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA), and a Tainui Executive Committee member.

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