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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.

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.

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